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Re: Blink 2.0

Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:24 pm

Who cares when. Why are people so hot to get a useless OS that adds no real value and likely more bugs. If the Blink had no software at all it would be even better. If your unit works you are lucky- for now. Perhaps they will add a feature to create a support ticket of the touch screen but that would require a working internet connection :lol:

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Re: Blink 2.0

Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:00 pm

EVDRIVER wrote:Who cares when. Why are people so hot to get a useless OS that adds no real value and likely more bugs. If the Blink had no software at all it would be even better. If your unit works you are lucky- for now. Perhaps they will add a feature to create a support ticket of the touch screen but that would require a working internet connection :lol:
I want it because it has less bugs and does add features

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Re: Blink 2.0

Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:57 pm

FWIW I have had my Blink unit since I got my car in October of 2011. I used the ethernet-over-power option and I have never had a single problem with the unit.

I opted to be a Beta tester and the only issue I found was notifications to my smart phone were not acting correct - both timing and the message being sent (an hour after I unplugged I would get "Blink is plugged"). However, it took them less than a week to put a fix in place and it has worked fine since.

Since I was a Beta tester they released the final firmware update to me (and other Beta testers) ahead of everyone else. I'm now on version 2.0.20120112 E1.10.

Seems to be working just as reliable as before. But again, I have never tried to use WiFi at all.
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Re: Blink 2.0

Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:00 pm

Anyone know how many years it will be until we get utility integration? I'm sure it will be after people start having to pay for them.

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Re: Blink 2.0

Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:49 am

coolfilmaker wrote:I want it because it has less bugs and does add features
I haven't noticed the new features. Could you say what they are?
It seems it is communicating data back to ECOtality better. My Blink dashboard seems more accurate now.
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Re: Blink 2.0

Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:17 pm

I assume they will be a responsive touchscreen and a dashboard that works.

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Re: Blink 2.0

Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:43 am

Having received an e-mailed notification from Blink that version 2.0 firmware would soon be automatically installed on the Blink EVSE in my garage, I've been checking its "Device Info" screen (found, as anyone would logically expect, under "Settings", rather than hidden away under "Info") every day or two to see if it's arrived. Yesterday evening, I noticed that Blink 2.0 had been installed sometime during the day!

This morning, the Blink racked up its first failure-to-charge under the new firmware, after about 30 hours (according to the displayed system uptime) of operation. Or rather, it would have, if I'd been foolish enough to set the LEAF charging timer back to a "charge by 05:00" mode instead of manually initiating charging and standing by long enough to ensure that the Blink wouldn't throw a "Power Fault" false alarm. With the manual nursemaiding protocol, all I risk is a failure-to-preheat when the "preheat by 06:50" timer goes off. And since I'm groggily getting up then anyway, I can notice the cheery cheeping of the Blink's morning song, stagger into the garage, and tap the "Could you possibly try that again, please?" touch-screen in time to get the automatic window-fogging cycle going.

So now I have a P.O.S. EVSE with the very latest firmware.

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Re: Blink 2.0

Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:02 am

Apparently there are two major versions of the Blink residential EVSE hardware.
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Re: Blink 2.0

Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:16 am

garygid wrote:Apparently there are two major versions of the Blink residential EVSE hardware.
Well, technically there is only one Blink with different hardware options. The reason why it appears there are two is because we've seen RFID modules (usually only for commercial units) installed in residential units. A couple of screws and a cable being unplugged and it's just like any other residential unit.
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Re: Blink 2.0

Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:38 pm

coolfilmaker wrote:I called today and the guy at blink said that they didn't have a date yet for the 2.0 release. What the hell?

I notice that my Blink message tells me that "Firmware Update L2R.1.8A" is available. It just doesn't say where it is available from. I am thinking this must be a downloadable update? If their version 2.0 is coming out, am I behind the power curve here? So far (60+ days) my Blink has operated without a single glitch.

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