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Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by lorih, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. lorih

    lorih Member

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    #1 lorih, Aug 12, 2013
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    In their K-8 filing Ecotality states concerns over technical issues (see quote below).

    "Further, the Company is facing some uncertainty regarding the resolution of a phenomenon occurring in some of the Company’s previously installed EVSEs which causes overheating, and in certain rare cases melting, of the connector plug that connects the EVSE to the electric vehicle when charging."


    Note: Author is not recommending or condemning Ecotality or their products. I just want to be sure everyone is aware of potential problem. Please consult Ecotality if you are concerned about your charging station. I have no other information, nor any recommendations.
     
  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Good info for all to see and take note. Thanks, Lori.
     
  3. dhrivnak

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    I used 4 separate Blink charging stations on my last trip in TN and they all worked perfectly. So maybe their problems are behind them.
     
  4. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Good to know. I'd actually just signed up for a BLINK account yesterday
     
  5. TEG

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    I think this was said to be a case of "bad crimps" in some of the J1772 plug-ends installed in some of their charging stations.
    I think they tried to replace many of them with "thought to be better" versions, but I don't know if the "new improved" really solves the problem, and/or if some of the "thought to be faulty" ones are still "in the field".

    Some related old threads:

    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/12425-Blink-J1772-Connector-(REMA-Brand)-overheating

    WTB-Roadster charge port for my Rav4
     
  6. ZBB

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    Appears they rolled out their "fix" for this... Impacted units are now limited to a max of 17 Amps...
     

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