Splittinglanes
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Re: Blink 2.0

Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:46 pm

ahagge wrote:
linkim wrote: What I noticed is that the display showed the amount of energy passed (12.2 kWh), which was about the same as what showed up on my Blink internet site (12.15 kWh). I don't recall seeing an energy display on the Blink screen with 1.8. Or am I just not observant?
You're correct - 1.8 didn't have a "kWh" display, only a "charge time" display - the only way to see the kWh was via the blinknetwork site.

That's one of the things I was hoping they'd add in 2.x. Now I just have to keep waiting for it...
They used to display kwh and removed it in 1.8? I was going to start a thread on "desired display items for the Blink", and list kwh. I can't believe it's got an internal energy meter and it doesn't tell you how much kwh you used in you last charge or your current usage while you're charging.

Has anyone had any luck suggesting these "features" to blink?

Maybe we can stop them from going backwards and removing helpful items.. Like kwh!
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gbarry42
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Re: Blink 2.0

Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:31 pm

Splittinglanes wrote:They used to display kwh and removed it in 1.8?
I think there's some confusion here regarding what and where. The Blink has an accumulated kWh display, but it's not on the Main screen. It's also not on the "Your Last Charge" display. It's on the Stats screen. And, it's cumulative, so if you want to know how much this charge used, you have to know what it read before you started. This is in 1.8 and in all the older versions.

The Beta testers didn't say, but perhaps the new firmware has a running kWh display while charging.

One other note: I don't think any of this information can be gotten from the commercial chargers, other than charge time. That, you'd have to get from the Blink Network site. However, I've found that the charge time and the energy used follow very closely, at a rate of 3.7kW. This is true except when you are nearing 100%, where the charge tapers off.
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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Re: Blink 2.0

Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:30 pm

So, what is the proper way to "close" the monitary charging
session on a non-free Blink?
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Re: Blink 2.0

Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:32 pm

garygid wrote:So, what is the proper way to "close" the monitary charging
session on a non-free Blink?
Don't worry about it. It'll be fixed by the time they start charging.
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Re: Blink 2.0

Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:35 pm

garygid wrote:So, what is the proper way to "close" the monitary charging
session on a non-free Blink?
Swiping your card before unplugging doesn't do anything, however when you unplug the cable from the car the screen goes from "unplug at any time" to "swipe your card to begin."

I've tried to plug back in the cable after unplugging without swiping and it doesn't start charging the car until I swipe my card again.
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Re: Blink 2.0

Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:17 am

Logged into my Blink this morning, and noticed the kWh reading had 3 decimal places. Then I went to "device info" but I couldn't--it wouldn't recognize my PIN. Then I noticed the kWh number was reset. So I went out to the garage, brought up the device info--sure enough, version 2.0 is here. Apparently saving the old settings was way too hard for the programmers. Oh well...time for another "Blink Cleared" entry on the spreadsheet :)
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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Re: Blink 2.0

Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:50 pm

I know it's a bit late for a Santa wish list (I'm willing to wait until next Christmas), but here it is for a BLINK 2.0:

- a unit That Just Works (TM)
- no touchscreen: why is there a touchscreen, what is it good for? When was the last time you had to calibrate a touchscreen (This is so last millennium)?
- no features, no gimmicks: what's the point of the timer function? My Leaf has already all the necessary brain and knows exactly how to charge it's own battery whenever I tell it to. Having a timer on both sides could lead to deadlocks (i.e. no charging at all).
- small, compact, unobtrusive unit which blends perfectly in. Not an huge, bulky, in your face box (Look at the Tesla charger, ok it comes with a premium but I'm ok if it's a tad bigger)

All these would also considerably reduce development, production and transportation costs and we, the alpha testers, would be instantly gratified. How does that sound?
It sounds like your are excatly describing the AV EVSE!
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Re: Blink 2.0

Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:56 pm

Anyone else still waiting for 2.0 to be pushed to their Blink? I got the email ages ago and it still hasn't upgraded...

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Re: Blink 2.0

Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:03 am

drees wrote:Anyone else still waiting for 2.0 to be pushed to their Blink? I got the email ages ago and it still hasn't upgraded...
Me too. But it has been reasonably reliable for me on 1.8, with just an occasional power fault, so I'm not rocking the boat.

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Re: Blink 2.0

Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:21 pm

I've had 2.0 for a while. I noticed the main display after charging was not showing correct information. For example it showed zero off peak charging. This last weekend the display changed. It no longer shows off peak charging used, instead it shows total kWh used as the top item, and it appears to be correct. The software version is now 2.02.something, I can't recall the entire number.

Things are getting better :D
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