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

Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:53 pm

I seriously doubt they care about the old Blink or its documentation any longer...

rdhauser wrote:I'm reluctant to post the whole PDF on line since it contains this generic sort of copyright like language:
"No part of the contents of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any
form or by any means without the express written permission of Blink Network"
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. Model 3 configured.

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

Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:41 am

rdhauser wrote:I'm reluctant to post the whole PDF on line since it contains this generic sort of copyright like language:

"No part of the contents of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any
form or by any means without the express written permission of Blink Network"

What # did you call to get?
They sent it to you at no cost.
We just all need to ask.

The dearth of info on Blink has been stunning.
Surprisising that a dead in the water company is finally sending out info and selling repair kits.

Can we all say a day late and a $ short :?

Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

Man. Date: 03/10/11, VIN # 2026
Delivered 05-17-2011
Blue Ocean, 2011 SL-eTec

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

Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:01 pm

I have used my google fu in the past to find this document. It might help.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-H9hcTGtvl_azF6Z0c0OGUzc3M

Phil H.
2016 SL with Premium Package 3 year lease on 03-25-2016.

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

Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:22 am

Good find, WebfootGuy, that's the PDF I got from CS. The PDF was sent to me during the process of emails with blink support about the self test fault. They offered the kit right away with caveats that pointed out how old the system now is and that it's really not supported and that they can't guarantee that the kit would ultimately fix the EVSE. I ordered the kit and in the confirming email, they included this paragraph:

******
You have chosen to repair your current unit. We would like to re-iterate that this repair kit may not fix all the issues you are experiencing with your unit, and we do not offer any returns or refunds on parts. We also recommend that you use a certified electrician to perform the repairs. We suggest Mr. Electric Nationwide; they can be reached at 855-983-0660, or mrelectric.com which will allow you to enter your city/state/zip code to locate a technician in your area.
******

I view that as mostly trying to give them an arguable point about liability so I ignored it.

I asked for the PDF to help me make a judgement about whether or not I could do the fix myself since I felt that the cost of the kit plus an electrician to do it was going to get close enough to the price of a new EVSE that if I didn't feel confident of making the repair myself, I would be better off buying a new one. Moderately interesting point, the warranty on these things seems to range from three years factory parts and labor to one year (plus the option to buy up to 5 years).
Dick
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Re: Mods for the Blink EVSE ! (was Fix)

Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:06 am

Thank you very much for this document!


webfootguy wrote:I have used my google fu in the past to find this document. It might help.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-H9hcTGtvl_azF6Z0c0OGUzc3M

Phil H.
1st Capacity Bar loss 30k mi 16.25mo 2nd- 49k mi 25.5mo 51.5Ah
3rd- 73k mi 36.5mo 46.9Ah 71% SOH 50.9Hx 4th- 86.5k mi 43mo 42.61Ah 64% SOH 43.79Hx
5th- 101k mi 50.5mo 38.38Ah 58% SOH 37.02Hx Replaced Battery 9/28/15 104.2k mi 36.13Ah

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

Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:24 am

Shortly before Blink was taken over, they came out to my house to look at my 1772 connector which was running slightly warm... They replaced the 1772 assembly and cord, and at the same time did the upgrades mentioned in the kit instructions, plus a few other things proactively. This was at no cost to me. Knock on wood but my Blink had always performed flawlessly and continues to do so...

rdhauser wrote:They offered the kit right away with caveats that pointed out how old the system now is and that it's really not supported and that they can't guarantee that the kit would ultimately fix the EVSE.
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. Model 3 configured.

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

Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:02 pm

webfootguy wrote:I have used my google fu in the past to find this document. It might help.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-H9hcTGtvl_azF6Z0c0OGUzc3M

Phil H.

Thanks. :D
With this I might get motivated to repair mine.

I think the service contractor did the kit repairs.
They actally found the power cables overheated and replaced the entire unit.
Was around two and half year mark still under warranty.

But then at the four and half year mark it quit booting.
Probably SD Card corrupted when they pushed update to limit amps.

I just haven't found time and motivation to make a new card.
With the manual I might.

I wonder which software version the SD Card in the kit has.
Is it amp derated?
Still same access codes to get to maintenance screen and change it?

Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

Man. Date: 03/10/11, VIN # 2026
Delivered 05-17-2011
Blue Ocean, 2011 SL-eTec

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

Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:55 am

webfootguy wrote:I have used my google fu in the past to find this document. It might help.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-H9hcTGtvl_azF6Z0c0OGUzc3M

I gotta say, that's a well written Service Manual.
'11 LEAF SL Powered By 3.24 kW Enphase Solar PV

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

Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:01 am

drees wrote:I gotta say, that's a well written Service Manual.

Maybe the one thing Blink got right :lol: :o ;)

Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

Man. Date: 03/10/11, VIN # 2026
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Blue Ocean, 2011 SL-eTec

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

Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:04 am

Yes, the PDF inspired me to purchase the kit. I choose to believe that the PDF was done by CarCharging after the Bankruptcy.

By the way, I got the $60 repair kit in the mail yesterday:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/133264823@N02/29003253820/in/dateposted-public/

I felt cheated at first and then realized that the kit and the PDF gave me the confidence (and instructions) to have a better than 50% of fixing the self test fault. I may have to buy an EVSE, but I may not. We'll see. I have to put it in yet, though. Probably within the next two weeks. I'll post back here when I do.
Dick
Carwings Name OlyLeaf
Glacier Pearl SLe 005287.
Reserved 4/21/10, Ordered 1/1/11, BLINKed 6/14/11, Delivered 7/5/11, Reserve deposit Refunded 7/8/11.

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