KJD
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Re: Ecotality filed for bankrupcy and intent to sell all ass

Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:16 pm

If you have a Blink station, the best thing you could do is rip it out and replace with something that works.

It looks like ChargePoint is very interested in helping you do just that.

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/108 ... -to-switch
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Randy
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Re: Ecotality filed for bankrupcy and intent to sell all ass

Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:14 pm

http://www.dontblinknow.biz

True, but it could cost as much as $7,200 or so to buy the new ChargePoint unit, then you get back the $2,200 credit, plus you have a pay a little bit for removing the Blinks and the new station installation but the wiring is already there. So $5,000 for the station and maybe $1,000 for demo / install for a total of $6,000 for each station. Many of the hosts didn't pay that much cost share for the Blinks in the first place...And they would qualify for the 30% tax credit if done this year...

Of course, then as a host you have to pay for the ChargePoint backend subscription and the fee structure on an ongoing basis...

It'll be very interesting to see how many of these units will actually be sold and put in....

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Re: Ecotality filed for bankrupcy and intent to sell all ass

Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:50 pm

KJD wrote:If you have a Blink station, the best thing you could do is rip it out and replace with something that works.

It looks like ChargePoint is very interested in helping you do just that.

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/108 ... -to-switch


I've had mine for 2 1/2 years and it's never failed to charge my LEAF.
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Re: Ecotality filed for bankrupcy and intent to sell all ass

Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:07 pm

LEAFfan wrote:
KJD wrote:If you have a Blink station, the best thing you could do is rip it out and replace with something that works.

It looks like ChargePoint is very interested in helping you do just that.

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/108 ... -to-switch


I've had mine for 2 1/2 years and it's never failed to charge my LEAF.

Ditto.
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Re: Ecotality filed for bankrupcy and intent to sell all ass

Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:16 pm

How did I miss this. I disconnected my Blink unit 4 month ago during the move and no one from Blink bothered to ask me why yet... now I know.
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Re: Ecotality filed for bankrupcy and intent to sell all ass

Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:56 pm

Ingineer wrote:I've figured out how to re-activate the units (with all features) in the event they shut them off. There's no need to release this information unless they do such a thing. The new owners may continue supporting them.

-Phil


i am good with that.
hope to never have to worry about it.
i do wonder if i should deactivate the internet but, as i said, i like the intranet functions.
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Re: Ecotality filed for bankrupcy and intent to sell all ass

Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:06 pm

31 months here and likewise.

LEAFfan wrote:I've had mine for 2 1/2 years and it's never failed to charge my LEAF.
59,991 miles/12 bars/289 Gids/68.54 AHr/101% SOH/101.64% Hx 7May15 w/ new Lizard (barely made the warranty).
71,770 miles/12 bars/256 Gids/59.04 AHr/88% SOH/87.92% Hx 3Mar16 at lease return.

Now driving a 2016 Volt Premier.

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Re: Ecotality filed for bankrupcy and intent to sell all ass

Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:22 pm

Did you guys see this picture over at plug in cars ?
http://www.plugincars.com/ecotality-aft ... 28541.html

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Re: Ecotality filed for bankrupcy and intent to sell all ass

Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:59 pm

All you blink owners that have had "no problems", be warned that if you ever try to charge at over 4kW you may end up with problems. If you ever charge a EV with a larger OBC, after 20 minutes, stop the charge and feel the parts of both J1772 connectors for anything hot. If you do find something too hot, stop charging immediately, or at least dial your unit down to 16A.

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Re: Ecotality filed for bankrupcy and intent to sell all ass

Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:07 pm

I had Blink replace my 1772 cable about 4 months ago with an improved version to preclude just such an issue... They also redid the CT crimps and some other preventative maintenance at the same time, and were nice enough to give me a backup SD card...

Ingineer wrote:All you blink owners that have had "no problems", be warned that if you ever try to charge at over 4kW you may end up with problems.
59,991 miles/12 bars/289 Gids/68.54 AHr/101% SOH/101.64% Hx 7May15 w/ new Lizard (barely made the warranty).
71,770 miles/12 bars/256 Gids/59.04 AHr/88% SOH/87.92% Hx 3Mar16 at lease return.

Now driving a 2016 Volt Premier.

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