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Re: Mods for the Blink EVSE ! (was Fix)

Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:23 pm

Very early version of "Wink".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ1_1TpDWsg

Completely interrupt based and is a native QT application. Read the youtube description for whats going on. The near term feature set includes a charging Stop button, reading and displaying current draw.

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Re: Mods for the Blink EVSE ! (was Fix)

Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:26 pm

Nice work!
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Re: Mods for the Blink EVSE ! (was Fix)

Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:13 pm

whoami wrote:Very early version of "Wink".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ1_1TpDWsg

Completely interrupt based and is a native QT application. Read the youtube description for whats going on. The near term feature set includes a charging Stop button, reading and displaying current draw.



What would be nice is kw used per day or charge VS monthly.

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Re: Mods for the Blink EVSE ! (was Fix)

Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:05 am

EVDRIVER wrote:
whoami wrote:Very early version of "Wink".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ1_1TpDWsg

Completely interrupt based and is a native QT application. Read the youtube description for whats going on. The near term feature set includes a charging Stop button, reading and displaying current draw.



What would be nice is kw used per day or charge VS monthly.

Absolutely on the list. Once instanteous draw is implemented, draw per day and per month should be straight forward. The end goal is to have a visual graph of last charge run, last day, last month.

The whole point of publishing the video is to show that the charge mechanism is working and is reliable. Basic features are important then development can move on to the fun features. Some of the really "fun" ideas include: weather, networked audio player, carwings stats.

The end goal of Wink is to do this right. Stable software with a feature set that is needed. To me, a sluggish UI with some interesting metrics and a static map of the US that shows nothing is not useful.

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Re: Mods for the Blink EVSE ! (was Fix)

Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:11 am

whoami wrote:The end goal of Wink is to do this right. Stable software with a feature set that is needed. To me, a sluggish UI with some interesting metrics and a static map of the US that shows nothing is not useful.

This is exciting stuff. What is your intent, to encourage Blink to use your enhanced SW or have people upgrade their stock units as an underground DYI effort?
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Re: Mods for the Blink EVSE ! (was Fix)

Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:30 am

HIOJim wrote:
whoami wrote:The end goal of Wink is to do this right. Stable software with a feature set that is needed. To me, a sluggish UI with some interesting metrics and a static map of the US that shows nothing is not useful.

This is exciting stuff. What is your intent, to encourage Blink to use your enhanced SW or have people upgrade their stock units as an underground DYI effort?

My intent in the beginning is selfish and to produce software with the feature set I want. My long-term goal is to have Blink/Ecotality wake up and realize what they designed and put to market is not acceptable in the current state. If this means we have to continue the underground builds then so be it, if this means they have produced something stable and feature rich, then I'll be the first one to use it.

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Re: Mods for the Blink EVSE ! (was Fix)

Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:15 pm

Well boys and girls we need a new power supply. The power supply was pulled from the blink and identified as a Meanwell PT-65-R13VAI. From some quick component research we believe it is a PT-65A due to voltage levels.
http://www.meanwell.com/search/pt-65/default.htm

It is a AC/DC 60W power supply with a rated efficency of 76% per the datasheet. It supplies +5, -5 and +12V.

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Re: Mods for the Blink EVSE ! (was Fix)

Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:19 pm

Why do we need a new one?

whoami wrote:Well boys and girls we need a new power supply. The power supply was pulled from the blink and identified as a Meanwell PT-65-R13VAI. From some quick component research we believe it is a PT-65A due to voltage levels.
http://www.meanwell.com/search/pt-65/default.htm

It is a AC/DC 60W power supply with a rated efficency of 76% per the datasheet. It supplies +5, -5 and +12V.
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Re: Mods for the Blink EVSE ! (was Fix)

Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:43 pm

mogur wrote:Why do we need a new one?

76% efficiency is pretty poor as well as 60W is sized way to big. I'm thinking a 2A/10W. This plus a few software tweaks I think we can get standby below 1W.

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Re: Mods for the Blink EVSE ! (was Fix)

Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:09 am

OK, though personally, I'm not sure the ROI is there...

whoami wrote:
mogur wrote:Why do we need a new one?

76% efficiency is pretty poor as well as 60W is sized way to big. I'm thinking a 2A/10W. This plus a few software tweaks I think we can get standby below 1W.
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