Is the Blink reliable?
- Yes, except for two things:
- The wireless networking is EXTREMELY short range (Ecotality keeps throwing around 30' to your wireless router, with no walls in between). Most people hoping to connect wirelessly have been forced to seek other solutions (running CAT-5 cable, Power Line Networking adapters or in my case, a Netgear WN3000RP WiFi Range Extender (with a CAT-5 cable to the Blink).
- The unit seems to reboot itself occasionally - reason is unclear (possibly hardware issue, possibly firmware auto-update, likely just a software bug). Many have reported this on this forum, so it's not just my unit.
The above said, my unit has never failed to give me a correct charge when hooked up correctly.
Also can the blink be mounted outdoors in a carport?
- I believe the answer is "yes", but call them to make sure.
Disclaimer: I've only had it for two weeks...
Ocean Blue SL-e
Per LEAF Spy as of 06/26/18: 11 bars, 222 GIDs, 53.4 AHr on new (04/30/15) Lizard battery (1st bar lost 12/22/17)
Orig. battery lost 4th bar at 177 GIDs, 43.19 AHr, 44.74 Hx, 65% SOH after 45 months