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Blink EVSE - Charging Data?

Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:36 am

I am a participant in the EVSE Project and have a project installed EVSE.

I got my car late last Wednesday. I've charged it a couple of times. The Blink does not seem to have kept any record of the chargings. Should it be doing so? Perhaps it is upset because the setup is 'incomplete.' We've never entered the $/KWH we pay to the Palo Alto Utilities Department. Does the Blink need this information to start collecting data?

Clearly the wireless internet connection worked well enough to satisfy the installer. The Blink has fully charged the car twice. This evening I found it displaying a "not charging" message. I turned on the car and it reported an 82 mile range instead of 94 or 96. I was too tired to pursue it further.

Is my setup still incomplete with respect to my responsibilities to the EV Project?

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baumgrenze
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Re: Blink EVSE - Charging Data?

Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:45 am

The website generally will show results from a day or two previous. The actual display on the Blink will show information once you plug in your rate information as it only displays the cost.
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Re: Blink EVSE - Charging Data?

Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:11 am

My reading of your reply only tells me how clueless I am. Is there a way to log into Ecotality's website and see data on my car?

I did implement Carwings but I don't have a smart phone. I OK the screen every time I start the car. (What an annoyance. Someone should tell the lawyers who arranged that, and it has to be a combination of civil libertarians and corporate lawyers who decided that the best course of action is to annoy the hell out of the consumer, because each side can then claim 'victory' for their side.)

Is there a Carwings site where I can see the charging history for my vehicle?

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baumgrenze
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Re: Blink EVSE - Charging Data?

Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:16 am

Carwings does not show the charging data from your Blink.

Go here http://www.blinknetwork.com/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; , sign up and you will be able to get data on your charging.
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Re: Blink EVSE - Charging Data?

Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:30 am

Try accessing it from your intranet at:

http://192.168.0.3" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Unfortunately, you won't get any more data than standing in front of the unit.

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Re: Blink EVSE - Charging Data?

Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:37 am

TonyWilliams wrote:Try accessing it from your intranet at:

http://192.168.0.3" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Unfortunately, you won't get any more data than standing in front of the unit.
This is only your internal address. Everyone else's is going to be different.

One of the screens on the LCD display can provide the proper address.
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Re: Blink EVSE - Charging Data? - ¢/kWh in Palo Alto

Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:51 pm

Here's another question. How have others dealt with entering a ¢/kWh in the Blink if they live in Palo Alto? Here we try to discourage excessive use of electricity via a 3-stage billing process. Instead of a rate break for charging a car at night we find ourselves faced with this disincentive to drive anything but an internal combustion driven automobile:

9.6¢/kWh for less than 300 kWh per month
13.1¢/kWh for 301-600 kWh per month
17.4¢/kWh for anything in excess of 600 kWh per month.

In a house with an electric oven, electric refrigerator, and electric induction range-top, we find ourselves squarely in the upper-middle of the second bracket. Should I enter 15¢/kWh as a good a guess as any? I anticipate that we will drive about 500 miles/month. A conservative estimate suggests perhaps 200 kWh/mo for the Leaf, which will push us into the 17.4¢/kWh bracket. I am open to other perspectives.

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baumgrenze
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Re: Blink EVSE - Charging Data? - ¢/kWh in Palo Alto

Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:26 pm

baumgrenze wrote:Here's another question. How have others dealt with entering a ¢/kWh in the Blink if they live in Palo Alto? Here we try to discourage excessive use of electricity via a 3-stage billing process. Instead of a rate break for charging a car at night we find ourselves faced with this disincentive to drive anything but an internal combustion driven automobile:

9.6¢/kWh for less than 300 kWh per month
13.1¢/kWh for 301-600 kWh per month
17.4¢/kWh for anything in excess of 600 kWh per month.

In a house with an electric oven, electric refrigerator, and electric induction range-top, we find ourselves squarely in the upper-middle of the second bracket. Should I enter 15¢/kWh as a good a guess as any? I anticipate that we will drive about 500 miles/month. A conservative estimate suggests perhaps 200 kWh/mo for the Leaf, which will push us into the 17.4¢/kWh bracket. I am open to other perspectives.

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baumgrenze
I'm willing to guess that it is actually 9.6¢/kWh for the first 300kWh, 13.1¢/kWh for the next 300 kWh, and 17.4¢/kWh after the next 300 kWh. Either way, what I would do is take your monthly electric bill and divide the total $$ by the number of kWh used to get your average, including taxes and surcharges and enter that in, adjusting after the first month or so of ownership.
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Re: Blink EVSE - Charging Data? - ¢/kWh in Palo Alto

Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:14 pm

baumgrenze wrote:Here's another question. How have others dealt with entering a ¢/kWh in the Blink if they live in Palo Alto? Here we try to discourage excessive use of electricity via a 3-stage billing process. Instead of a rate break for charging a car at night we find ourselves faced with this disincentive to drive anything but an internal combustion driven automobile:

9.6¢/kWh for less than 300 kWh per month
13.1¢/kWh for 301-600 kWh per month
17.4¢/kWh for anything in excess of 600 kWh per month.
There's no way to enter your electricity rates on the Blink using a tiered billing rate as is typical for most households. You would need a way to enter your billing start/end dates and keep track of your cumulative kWh which would need to be fed back into the Blink on a very regular process and program in your tier levels.

Your best bet is to simply enter an estimated rate and adjust as necessary. I assume you normally use between 301-600 kWh / month without the LEAF?

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Re: Blink EVSE - Charging Data?

Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:26 am

I notice that although the Blink web site says:

" ... This area allow you to build your own customer report from our data marts. To create a new report, click the new button next to the data mart
Click on a report name to run the report, or click edit to change the details of a report. ...."

There doesn't seem to be any "new button" in the data mart area (where ever that may be, although I am assuming it is the area in which the Widgets are placed).

Any clues?

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