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Re: New Firmware Pushed : L2R.1.5A

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:11 pm
by leafnode
Finally broke down and strung a CAT-5 cable to the garage and am now online and running the latest 1.5A firmware. Hope to get the wireless connection working, as it would be really costly to have the cable permanently configured and the current through 2 rooms and under the door won't do.

I will say, the Blnk is significantly faster via hardwire connection!

Re: New Firmware Pushed : L2R.1.5A

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:05 pm
by evnow
Blinknetwork got stats of 71 kwh out of 176 kwh last month. This month it has been 69 out of 82. Getting better.

Re: New Firmware Pushed : L2R.1.5A

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:20 pm
by IBELEAF
It's been quiet and no firmware updates for the past couple of weeks...

Re: New Firmware Pushed : L2R.1.5A

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:18 pm
by turbo2ltr
Also no complaints..

The other day I had a completely black screen when I came out in the morning. Had to reboot it. But it's been charging flawlessly.

Re: New Firmware Pushed : L2R.1.5A

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:28 pm
by LEAFfan
turbo2ltr wrote:The other day I had a completely black screen when I came out in the morning. Had to reboot it. But it's been charging flawlessly.
Interstates installed mine Monday. Jason and Manny did an Excellent job...very clean. They even put the 240 socket flush with the wall which looks really nice. Just the other day, the screen went blank, but the backlight remained on. Eventually, they will have a 'sleep' mode that will turn everything off (including the backlight) until you tap the screen. I decided to just let it go;maybe they will have the update before my car comes.

Re: New Firmware Pushed : L2R.1.5A

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 9:47 am
by DarkStar
Yesterday, working with a Blink support representative, we found a bug in the existing firmware.

Rescheduling a charge does not work. For example, I got home yesterday afternoon with about 80% SOC remaining. I didn't know if I would be going out again, but I wanted to go ahead and plug in the car and figured I would use the "Reschedule Charge" function to being charging at 10pm instead of immediately. After selecting "Reschedule Charge" and entering the new time, the screen doesn't show any change and when plugging in the vehicle after about 5 seconds starts charging.

I tried selecting "Stop Charging" and rescheduling the charge from that screen, but about 5 seconds after saving the changes, the Blink starts charging the car again.

The Blink support representative verified the issue with me and stated that I was doing the steps properly, but the programmed schedule was taking precedent before the rescheduled charge and opened a ticket with that information.

On another note, he looked into my wireless issue and decided that my Blink will need to be replaced. I told him that I didn't really care since I was getting an ethernet to wifi bridge, but he insisted that they do so. We'll see what changes, but I'm not holding my breath! :D

Re: New Firmware Pushed : L2R.1.5A

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 10:03 am
by Jimmydreams
DarkStar wrote:Yesterday, working with a Blink support representative, we found a bug in the existing firmware.
I found a bug the other day....

I had Blink set up to charge weekdays at midnight, weekends at 11pm. I plugged the Leaf in Friday afternoon at around 4pm. The Blink correctly displayed "Time to charge: 8:00" and the countdown went just fine.

Until the midnight charge time rolled around.

At that point, the Blink unit thought to itself "Hey, it's Saturday, which means I should start my charge at 11pm!" "Time to charge: 23 hours, 59 minutes"!!

Even though Friday evening, the Blink said it would charge in just a few hours, I awoke up Saturday morning to an un-charged Leaf. :(

Be careful of this if you use midnight as a start time!!!

Re: New Firmware Pushed : L2R.1.5A

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 10:10 am
by EVDRIVER
I don't see why anyone would use a Blink timer. Besides that the update added a last charge screen at the main menu but it is almost useless as it omits kwh used at last charge which is all I care about since the cost estimates are pointless and inaccurate on my plan and I don't care about times or % at peak etc. Having kwh used one does not have to note and subtract each time. Duh Blink. :idea:

Re: New Firmware Pushed : L2R.1.5A

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 11:52 am
by DarkStar
Jimmydreams wrote:
DarkStar wrote:Yesterday, working with a Blink support representative, we found a bug in the existing firmware.
I found a bug the other day....

I had Blink set up to charge weekdays at midnight, weekends at 11pm. I plugged the Leaf in Friday afternoon at around 4pm. The Blink correctly displayed "Time to charge: 8:00" and the countdown went just fine.

Until the midnight charge time rolled around.

At that point, the Blink unit thought to itself "Hey, it's Saturday, which means I should start my charge at 11pm!" "Time to charge: 23 hours, 59 minutes"!!

Even though Friday evening, the Blink said it would charge in just a few hours, I awoke up Saturday morning to an un-charged Leaf. :(

Be careful of this if you use midnight as a start time!!!
I've noticed this one too and changed my weekday timer to be from 10pm to 11:59pm and then from 12:00am to 6:30am. Weekends are set from 12:00am to 11:59pm.

Re: New Firmware Pushed : L2R.1.5A

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 11:53 am
by DarkStar
EVDRIVER wrote:I don't see why anyone would use a Blink timer.
I use the timer since I'm paying for time-of-use electricity from the utility provider. The cheap stuff starts at 10pm...