Rake wrote:Spies wrote:Thanks for the tips however the breaker wearing out is not an issue for me since I am using an actual switch. The Blink replaced my old EVSE and this circuit still has an Intermatic 40 amp timer switch on it and I have been using that. The timer was used to charge off peak back when neither the cars nor the EVSE had timers built in.Rake wrote:Eventually IMO you could weaken some soldered connections on the boards by heating and cooling, but what WILL wear out is your circuit breaker. They are not "switch rated", meaning they have the duty rating to be reset in the event of a trip, but is never intended to be a "snap switch". If you feel it start to get sloppy or mushy, it needs to be replaced.
That's good to hear
For other folks, it is possible to have a 2 pole snap switch installed, if that is your wish.
Your friendly union (yes, that was a shameless plug) electrical contractor will fix you right up.
TimLee wrote:With it having standby power of <16 watts, as long as its not charging and is just standby power, what's wrong with just unplugging the cord from the 240V outlet?
(g) Will provide and maintain electric power to the EVSE
TimLee wrote:...what's wrong with just unplugging the cord from the 240V outlet? Why the need or desire for a 2 pole snap switch for the occasional need to reboot the Blink EVSE?
davewill wrote:TimLee wrote:...what's wrong with just unplugging the cord from the 240V outlet? Why the need or desire for a 2 pole snap switch for the occasional need to reboot the Blink EVSE?
For the occasional need, absolutely nothing. For daily shutdowns like were being discussed, you will eventually wear out the receptacle. Which could cause arcing and other bad results.
Yes, that was discussed in on this topic: viewtopic.php?f=43&t=4059Turbo3 wrote:I see the new firmware has an option to blank the display after a selectable time (5 min => hour). Anyone measure the power with this new firmware when the display is blanked?
TimLee wrote:What's everyone's experience with the Blink failing to recognize that it has been plugged into the car?
In about 10 uses I've had the Blink fail to recognize it was plugged in twice, and had to unplug the Blink to get it to work.
The last time it appears I might have plugged in while the Blink was starting some internet communication, and that its not configured correctly to do two things at once.