camasleaf
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Re: Hardwiring problems with Blink

Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:07 pm

davewill wrote:
umonka wrote:... but charging with the Leaf's timer does not work: as soon as I connect the cable the charging begins, which kind of overruns the effort I made by getting a second meter installed ( which cost me a substantial couple thousand bucks, because I had to relocate my entire panel for that upgrade ). ...
I can't see any way that the Blink could make the LEAF start charging early if your LEAF timer is set correctly no matter what's wrong with it. Try the timer with the L1 EVSE and see if that works.

As far as hard wiring the network, I have my Blink directly connected to my home network (Netgear router). I ended up giving the Blink a static IP address before it finally connected and worked consistently. Do you have proper link lights at the router? Have you tested the connection with a laptop or some other device to verify it's wired correctly?
Also wired to an SMC WGBR14-N with static IP address in the Blink. Make sure the static address is either outside DHCP server range or in the middle of a wider range. Other way you may run into conflicts if the DHCP server assigns the same address to a computer.
The test network feature in the Blink fails 99% of the time, in my case a useless feature. But the unit has been working (recording/reporting usage, downloading updates and charging) without any issues since June.
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umonka
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Re: Hardwiring problems with Blink

Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:35 pm

I called Blink today and took the time to go over the issues: while I can still not connect to the charger from my computer as well as the unit not confirming internet, it does connect to Blink's network. We'll wait and see...

But here is a list of routers Blink emailed me today that they know have difficulties:

· Belkin
F5D8235-4
N modem default to G Enhanced wireless Router N150

· Cisco Linksys
WRT54G2V1
Wirless G Broadband Router

· Belkin
F5D8230-4
Wireless Pre-N Router

· D-Link
DIR-815
Wireless N Dual band Router 2.4GHz and 5 GHZ simultaneous

· NETGEAR
WNR1000
N150 Wireless router


As for the timer setting: I have set my timer in the car to charge at a specific time and only until is reaches 80% and made sure the timer is set to ON.
But as soon as I connect the Blink plug the charging begins: the blue lights on the dash are blinking in the charging mode.
The Blink guys added the function of a schedule to my dashboard (Blinks Browser tool) - but there is no option to let the car take control of the charging schedule: so I am not sure how I can make sure I am only getting 80% charges.

I will try to hook it up with the L1 EVSE and see if the car's timer is working properly.

DoxyLover
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Re: Hardwiring problems with Blink

Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:19 pm

umonka wrote:As for the timer setting: I have set my timer in the car to charge at a specific time and only until is reaches 80% and made sure the timer is set to ON.
But as soon as I connect the Blink plug the charging begins: the blue lights on the dash are blinking in the charging mode.
The Blink guys added the function of a schedule to my dashboard (Blinks Browser tool) - but there is no option to let the car take control of the charging schedule: so I am not sure how I can make sure I am only getting 80% charges.

I will try to hook it up with the L1 EVSE and see if the car's timer is working properly.
Just to be clear. I have no timers set on my Blink. My weekend Leaf timer is set for 80% charge, no start time, end time 8:00 AM. My weekday timer is the same except 100%.

I plug my Leaf into my Blink in the evening and the Leaf goes into timer wait mode (sequential blinking blue lights). Sometime during the night, depending on my current charge, charging starts and ends between 7AM and 7:30 (typically).

I'm sure it works the same for almost all Leaf/Blink owners.

With how I understand a EVSE to work, I cannot see how the Blink could affect the operation of the Leaf timers (assuming no timers are set on the Blink).

I hope this helps.
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wescom
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Re: Hardwiring problems with Blink

Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:14 pm

umonka wrote:... but charging with the Leaf's timer does not work: as soon as I connect the cable the charging begins, which kind of overruns the effort I made by getting a second meter installed ( which cost me a substantial couple thousand bucks, because I had to relocate my entire panel for that upgrade ). ...
Best way to do this: Set up BOTH timers. On the BLINK, set the charging period to be 12 midnight to 6 AM. On the Leaf, set the charging start time to be 12:30AM. Then just plug in the Leaf the night you want to charge. The Blink won't let anything happen until after midnight and the car will stop charging when it is done. I was told to set the max charge to 80%.

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