The Balboa Park chargers are now showing up properly. Probably due to a phone call from one of our members.
We had the thrill of our first public charging experience there last weekend. An ICE car pulled into the last EV space just as we approached. LMW got out and sweet-talked the woman out of it. She was actually interested in how all that EV parking space stuff was supposed to work.
Then we couldn't get it to charge. The only reason we had an RFID card is because LMW had scored one at the Balboa launch event. That part worked smoothly. But the Blink would just say it was ready to charge. I did some swearing under my breath about Blink's software, and tried to see what I could discover from the touch screen. Not much--it's far more limited than the one in my garage. Then I realized it was daytime, and my LEAF timers don't charge during peak hours. So, a push on the Timer Off button, and we were happily charging.
Next, we went into the Reuben H. Fleet museum to see the IMAX film on the Hubble Space Telescope. At the ticket window, LMW made them get the manager. She told him how great it was to be able to charge up here, and thanked him for the service. He in turn spotted my Linux name tag and so then we had a chat about that, too.
Movie...museum (Exploratorium-style, for those who don't know)...we returned to the car after 3 hours. It hadn't quite finished but we were at 12 bars. No worries on the way home! It would be nice if Blink showed the kWh for those of us who keep track. If their web site has this info, I haven't found it yet. I can estimate it from the charging time, though.
Also, we found one of those "You just ICEd me" flyers lying on the ground. Apparently another of our members had been by earlier and left it on somebody's windshield, and that somebody decided not to take the souvenir with them. (Hint...if you were to add some identifying marks to the flyer, I could tell you whose it was).
The RFID card I requested (the day before the launch event) arrived in the mail a few days later.