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Registering the EVSE with BlinkNetwork

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 9:36 am
by GroundLoop
Has anyone successfully registered their Blink EVSE with BlinkNetwork?
This site:
https://www.blinknetwork.com/profile/chargers.html#
It wants a serial number, but rejects what I'm giving it, which is the alphabetic "Device ID" shown in Device Info.

Is there a different number that they want?
Is the whole service still unfinished?

Re: Registering the EVSE with BlinkNetwork

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 10:28 am
by jcesare
GroundLoop wrote:Has anyone successfully registered their Blink EVSE with BlinkNetwork?
This site:
https://www.blinknetwork.com/profile/chargers.html#
It wants a serial number, but rejects what I'm giving it, which is the alphabetic "Device ID" shown in Device Info.

Is there a different number that they want?
Is the whole service still unfinished?
Call customer service. My account was set up long before my EVSE arrived. My vin# was associated with the account and when they installed the EVSE, I logged on and the EVSE was there. There was nothing to register. Are you using the same email account that is registered with Nissan?

Re: Registering the EVSE with BlinkNetwork

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 10:34 am
by lonndoggie
My Blink is there, with lots of info about it including a map of where my house is.

However...

I entered all my rate info via the screen there, and all of them went from download pending to downloaded (e.g., downloaded to the EVSE). But when I look at Blinky (they let you name your EVSE, seemed like a natural) and go to the Rates screen, it wants me to start entering them--doesn't show any.

Dang.

Re: Registering the EVSE with BlinkNetwork

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 12:34 pm
by gbarry42
I have three "numbers". The installer wrote two of them down on the manual. He said, this is how they know you, so when you call, give them this number. I think that was the first number. It says SDR# something. The second number is the serial number, because I found it on the bottom of the unit as well, next to "Serial Number". That one is also a number. The third one is the device ID that you found on the settings screen, all letters, starts with "GG". I'm going to go try to sign up and see if I can figure out which one works.

Sigh. I wish they would put the "Terms and Conditions" link at the top before I fill out form. I'll be back in an hour or so...

Re: Registering the EVSE with BlinkNetwork

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 1:30 pm
by Randy
My serial number is on the outside tag of the Blink and is 6 digits (100xxx). That is what shows up on the Blink network....

Re: Registering the EVSE with BlinkNetwork

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 4:59 pm
by gbarry42
Whew. Well, that was a colossal waste of time. Apparently, if I save a bookmark to their site, I'm violating the "no linking" clause in their agreement. Anyway, I did attempt to "register" whereupon it told me "Someone already has that serial number registered!" I guess that's gonna turn out to be me. :roll: Anyway, that indicates that you want the number on the sticker, like Randy says, the 100xxx number. Then I betcha it tells you you're already in there. :D

Edit: The site appears to be useless...everything is either "Coming soon" or "Sign up now!" Why they want me to sign up when I'm already logged in, I can't figure... Well, never mind. There may be a way but I'm done for now.

P.S. I doubt Blink needs more than a fraction of all those disclaimers in their agreement, but I think Nissan's Customer Service might want to check them out :lol:

Re: Registering the EVSE with BlinkNetwork

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 5:06 pm
by Lopton
gbarry42 wrote:Whew. Well, that was a colossal waste of time. Apparently, if I save a bookmark to their site, I'm violating the "no linking" clause in their agreement. Anyway, I did attempt to "register" whereupon it told me "Someone already has that serial number registered!" I guess that's gonna turn out to be me. :roll: Anyway, that indicates that you want the number on the sticker, like Randy says, the 100xxx number. Then I betcha it tells you you're already in there. :D
exact same problem I had, then I sent customer service an e-mail and proceeded to recieve no response. On the flip side, my ChargePoint card and public chargers have been working like a champ. :roll:

-Matt

Re: Registering the EVSE with BlinkNetwork

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 10:47 pm
by GroundLoop
Thanks for the tip -- I did register with my numeric serial number, and found that indeed there was already such an account.

They had it under my Nissan email address, so I recovered that password.

So I have two accounts.. the one I made and requested RFIDs with, and the one the EVSE is registered to. Both share the same Car VIN, so whatever.

Like others, I was unable to update my charge schedule from the blinknetwork web page. It accepted the changes, but never updated the EVSE.

The kWh-used-by-last-charge information on the blinknetwork site is much more useful than the rudimentary aggregate stats kept by the blink itself. I'd like to see this on the front panel -- front and center. "Charge Completed. Termination requested by car. Total kWh used: 12.55kWh"