scm6079 wrote: TEG wrote:
This keeps happening. This time the car was actually charging, and I hear a "thunk" from the Blink and then see this:
Hopefully it isn't bad for the car to have it cut power during charging like this.
If anyone wonders why their car isn't fully charged, maybe it is because it is "on the blink".
(OK, I am sure that one has been done repeatedly by now...)
This occurs any time that the blink unit restarts while it was charging. It is a feature designed For a future where neighborhoods are full of chargers and if their is a utility outage the electric companies don't want all of your devices turning all back on at once causing an instantaneous power pull and possibly knocking the power back out. It is not technically YOUR power company requesting the time out right now - more of a general nice thing to do for the power companies. Your blink unit comes up with a random time based on it's device ID and waits to get the charge started.
I expect to see many more appliances doing this in the future. The problem is right now we are all seeing this screen more often than blink planned on - since the crash/reboot problem causes our devices to restart thus thinking the power went out on it momentarily.
This is INDEED a bug and by this "feature" you make it a large issue. Now out of my 5 hour super peak off I could potentially not charge for a longer period.
Ecotality--focus on the basics. What about writing some code and put a screen saver in QT? It took me about 2 hrs to implement this. Few more hours to test.
In addition I really do not like this "feature". So when I fire up my A/C, oven, microwave, pool pump, electric water heater, etc, you anticipate they will randomally backoff starting? Thats pure crap. The local utility is responsible for providing equipment in their network that will accomidate this (traditionally cap banks). If the utility really sees this as an issue they will adjust MY rate schedule accordingly and randomally offset customers. Ecotality needs to provide a solid product and stop act as my local utility.