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Blink: bang! (loud noise)

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 7:52 pm
by ehuna
Whenever I start charging the Leaf there's a loud noise (bang!) from the Blink. Is this normal? Does everyone hear it?

I scanned the posts but did not see any reference to such noise, so started wondering if it's an issue with my Blink - I couldn't find any reference in the blink docs either.

Re: Blink: bang! (loud noise)

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 7:57 pm
by Randy
That would most likely be the contactor moving to the "close" position inside the Blink, which allows the juice to flow....

Re: Blink: bang! (loud noise)

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 8:04 pm
by DarkStar
Yep, it's definitely the contactor closing. Perfectly normal.

Re: Blink: bang! (loud noise)

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 9:28 pm
by gbarry42
See, you're hanging around a forum that has a lot of geeks about. When we have a box that is going to switch 30 amps we kind of anticipate some monster relay like that will be inside it. That's why there's no mention of it :)

Re: Blink: bang! (loud noise)

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 9:36 pm
by Kataphn
Yes, it makes a big thunk sound!

Re: Blink: bang! (loud noise)

Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 2:36 am
by JohnnySebring
Schneider reports to duty with loud snap, LuckLeaf beeps back and I know all is well and 80% will be there later. I love this new world! :D :D :D

Re: Blink: bang! (loud noise)

Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 6:16 am
by Beachcliffs
+ another (and thanks OP, while I suspected the clunking sound was "normal", it is good to now know)

Re: Blink: bang! (loud noise)

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 10:14 pm
by ehuna
Thank you everyone - we feel better knowing this clunky sound is 'by design'.