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davewill
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Blink Network starts sending notifications

Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:12 am

So, I unplug my LEAF this morning, and by the time I get to the driver's door, my phone signals an incoming email. I take a look and see a new creature, a "Charge Stopped" notification from blinknetwork.com. When I set up my profile, I had turned on the email notifications, just out of curiosity, but none ever showed up. Of course, charging had stopped hours earlier, this came when I unplugged. The way they've formatted the message, there's tons of blank lines in it, so I have to scroll on my phone to see the body, but that's no big deal because the body is just "Charging has stopped at: 101266", a number that has no meaning to me and doesn't seem to relate to the time anything happened which was around 8:40AM.

Don't they test this stuff at all?
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Re: Blink Network starts sending notifications

Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:44 am

I just started getting them this weekend too. They are redundant to the ones I get from the car. I don't see where I can configure or turn them off on the Blink site.
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Re: Blink Network starts sending notifications

Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:02 am

Log into the blinknetwork site and go into "My Profile". It's under preferences.
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Re: Blink Network starts sending notifications

Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:14 am

there it is. thanks davewill!
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Re: Blink Network starts sending notifications

Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:25 pm

I got a text messaget night around 10pm and I don't even have my Leaf yet! The Blink unit has just been sitting there for months. I did go into the garage and check to see if there was anything unusual on the display, but it looked normal. There was also no power failure.
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Re: Blink Network starts sending notifications

Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:28 pm

Alex--same here. No Leaf, but it's done charging.
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Re: Blink Network starts sending notifications

Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:30 pm

Got a second one an hour ago, identical to the first, but my LEAF's not home.
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Re: Blink Network starts sending notifications

Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:42 pm

davewill wrote:Log into the blinknetwork site and go into "My Profile". It's under preferences.
I unchecked that box but am still getting the messages. In my case the emails coorespond to when charging actually stops on my Leaf.

I'm thinking that some programmer is running test code and dosn't realize that the messages are actually going out! :o
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Re: Blink Network starts sending notifications

Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:55 pm

Mine came in Saturday while we were out at a PV presentation. It had some attempted html paragraph markup and an upside down question mark (if that thing has a name) in the message.
davewill wrote:Don't they test this stuff at all?
They're doing that now :lol:
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Re: Blink Network starts sending notifications

Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:37 am

I got a second message last night at 7 PM. Therein lies a bit of a story. But first, a little expansion on the original. The messages are coming in via SMS, although they show as if it were an email address rather than a number. As for this:
davewill wrote: "Charging has stopped at: 101266", a number that has no meaning to me
the thing following "at:" is apparently what you "named" your Blink. "Named" in quotes, because maybe you didn't give it a name and they stuck something on it for you.

Yesterday morning, the Blink was "on the blink", with usual network difficulties. Since I'm trying to find a better way to unwedge it than pulling the plug, I did "everything else", which included resetting the router, and running "test the network" on the Blink. In this case, it claimed it could get an address, but not connect. It also suspiciously did not see any of the neighbor's networks. I suspect a lot of what it was telling me was cached and not real. I decided to just leave it until the evening and see if (1) it would figure it all out (maybe some timeout would expire) and (2) if BlinkNetwork would get all testy about not hearing from the box.

And the results were, it rebooted itself around 7 PM. Then it went online. Then it told me the charging was done. It doesn't say when. But the uptime on the box when I got home pinned it at 7 PM. So really, the message meant, "OK, I rebooted" :)
And there goes the first capacity bar! At 24,000 mi on 9/9/2013.
Second bar at 30,500 mi on 2/7/2015.

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