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Re: New public charging installations in San Diego

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:06 am
by TRONZ
Been requesting a Blink card for 6 months. Still nothing. If I was even able to find a Blink unit, I would not be allowed to use it. Its just crazy!

Re: New public charging installations in San Diego

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:27 am
by jcesare
TRONZ wrote:Been requesting a Blink card for 6 months. Still nothing. If I was even able to find a Blink unit, I would not be allowed to use it. Its just crazy!
I have 3. I just got another one in the mail on Friday.

Re: New public charging installations in San Diego

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:31 am
by DaveEV
Don't forget to add these charging stations to the following sites so people learn about them!

OpenChargeMap.org
Regargo
NAVTEQ, so these charging stations show up on the car's navigation system.

If you have the PlugShare mobile app, you can add stations there as well.

Re: New public charging installations in San Diego

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:46 am
by jcesare
TonyWilliams wrote:6 Blinks:

California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE)

Address:
8690 Balboa Ave., Suite 100
San Diego
CA
92123-1502

Telephone: 858-244-1177
The Blink map is showing this location as 1 EVSE with a status of off line.
Has anyone been to this location lately to confirm what is actually in place?

Re: New public charging installations in San Diego

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:03 am
by Randy
There are 4 units, but I haven't added them to my first post on this thread because they're not powered up yet...Soon, hopefully....

Re: New public charging installations in San Diego

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:23 pm
by TonyWilliams
Randy wrote:There are 4 units, but I haven't added them to my first post on this thread because they're not powered up yet...Soon, hopefully....
They were (mostly) powered up today. Lots of bugs and gremlins that we've come to know and love with these Blinks. There are four L2s, and two L1 plug-ins on the east side of the building.


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Re: New public charging installations in San Diego

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:11 pm
by richard
Randy wrote:I thought I would start a thread about the new public charging installations in San Diego as they "go live"...

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Sept 15:
This morning at 10:30, 3 Blink units will be dedicated at Ace parking in downtown San Diego at 1240 4th Ave...

Edit after event: KUSI TV was there and did interviews. I'll post a photo or two later. Three Blink units are available. SDG&E's Volt, CCSE's Plug-in Prius, and Jerome S.'s Leaf were there for the event. Parking AND charging will be free for the first month at this location.

ACE Press release and announcement of more units:
http://www.aceparking.com/press-release ... e-chargers" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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I charged in this lot a couple of weeks ago. The sign said it would be free through the 14th. In the lot, I happened to run across a rep from Baker Electric that did the install, and a rep from Ecotality. They asked me what I thought the charge was worth to me. I was headed to a conference, and didn't have much time, and I basically tossed it back at them and said "you know what the charge is worth" (referring to the market cost of a kWh)

So.. did they change the sign. What did they decide to charge?

I know the downtown parking itself is worth something. One problem though is that when they limit you to 4 hours, that's not enough to fully charge. I needed 7 hours of charge to get back to OC. So if they make it much more inconvenient or costly, it'll just lead drivers somewhere else.

I ended up using the lot four hours each over two days, mostly to just try it out (first time on Bl!nks). However if I had to pay much, I might have just made arrangements with my hotel for a 120V receptacle.

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Re: New public charging installations in San Diego

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:24 pm
by ttweed
Randy, didn't you say there was a Blink going in at the SDGE Energy Innovation Center at Diana and Clairemont Mesa Blvd? Is that one live yet?

TT

Re: New public charging installations in San Diego

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:20 pm
by TonyWilliams
jcesare wrote:
TonyWilliams wrote:4 Blinks, two 120 volt plug-ins east of the building:

California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE)

Address:
8690 Balboa Ave., Suite 100
San Diego
CA
92123-1502

Telephone: 858-244-1177
The Blink map is showing this location as 1 EVSE with a status of off line.
Has anyone been to this location lately to confirm what is actually in place?

Re: New public charging installations in San Diego

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:29 pm
by TonyWilliams
New Blink installs in San Diego:

Kohls Store # 958 (2-L2's)
1870 Main Ct
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Ikea (3- L2's)
2149 Fenton Parkway
San Diego, CA 92108