I stopped by the chargers tonight and took some quick night photos with them lit up (excuse the camera phone photos):
I bet your thinking... hmm, why is he plugged in? Well, I was charging (the first to do so):
Well, being the first in AZ to receive a Blink and making contacts at ECOtality has it perks... After stopping by those chargers the other day and not being able to use them I asked nicely if I could "test" them out somehow. Well I had a special delivery today... my RFID card packet:
I am also the first to test out that system and it worked flawlessly. The unit, using it's internal CDMA card, contacts the Blink server, validates your RFID card/account, and then the Blink allows charging.
go contacting/complaining to ECOtality just yet as these are some of the only chargers deployed (there are others out there... somewhere... but they are not on the RFID system just yet). They will be sending out RFID cars very soon in the packet shown above. Like always, please be patient.