Assuming the Blink charger isn't defective and your Wifi router isn't the culprit either, here's what I'd recommend to try:shrink wrote:It's Wi-Fi but only about 20 feet away. The connection has always been solid. One of the troubleshooting steps the electricians did was to hook it up via Ethernet and we still had the same issue. I remember staring at the car plugged into the Blink with the timer bypass button on and it still was not charging. The Blink was hooked up via Ethernet to my router at the time.Spies wrote:Just curious but how is your Blink connected to the network? Are you using the built in WiFi? I personally had nothing but problems with my Blink unit using the built in wireless but I have since been using an external WiFi to ethernet bridge without issue and will eventually run wired ethernet. I know it sounds odd that the built in WiFi would cause charging problems but it did for me.
Wouldn't internet connectivity affect data transmission only? I don't see why that would affect charging, but who knows with this thing.
I really need just need a reliable charge, which the Blink is not providing and which Blink has been slow to troubleshoot. I'm just annoyed they blamed the car and that I have to take more of my time to try to get this fixed. It's more of a hassle than its worth.
Use WEP security. Set your router's DHCP to renew client IP addresses every couple of hours.
This doesn't interfere with any of your existing clients connected.
In any case, I would persist with the Blink (since it is free anyways) and work with ECOtality until it gets resolved. IF I had paid out of my own pocket for it, it's a different story.