It may well be a bug but I don't think it's at the charger. I have looked at the Blink software issues and most of these are what I'd call WiFi networking and handshake issues. Second, the car was charged when this happened so the Blink unit wouldn't have been doing anything other than sitting there. Software usually doesn't crash when nothing is happening. Third is that it's not an error message and it was a specific message. If the Blink had been confronted with an error or an exception which it wasn't prepared to handle you'd expect a freeze or a crash, something like that. This was a very specific message that the utility had interrupted the service and that the service would start at exactly 11:51 AM, which is exactly what happened.Spies wrote:I agree with DarkStar in that you experienced a Blink software bug. Many such bugs have been discussed on this forum. Just do a search.
The only reason I'm concerned is that Nissan has said that one way you can shorten battery life is to constantly top off. Well, if this is a bug then that's more or less what is going to happen. The car is fully charged, but if the connection between the Blink and the car is broken and then restarted, the charging process will start even if the battery is just below 100% charged. In essence the battery will be topped off, which is not what you want to have happen. It would be equivalent to you constantly unplugging and plugging in the charger.
I'll call Monday and see what Blink has to say. No reason trying to call on a Sunday. If it was in fact a test then I'm OK with that though it would have been nice to know about it. But if it is a bug or something unknown then that's disturbing. It could happen anytime and any number of times -- I just happened to be there at the right time to see it. It's not like you can wait for it to repeat since might never see it. But even if you aren't seeing the problem it could shorten your battery life if your charging to 100%, which is what I was planning to do. Makes me nervous and I'm not a nervous type.