TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Some Blink charging stations overheating

Discussion in 'North America' started by bonnie, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    16,494
    Location:
    Columbia River Gorge
  2. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,692
    Location:
    Batesville, IN
    So, I assume that OUR adapters are REMA? :confused:
     
  3. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    16,494
    Location:
    Columbia River Gorge
    I didn't read that. I read 'be careful' when using a charging station with that type of connector to your adapter. I'd likely use it at 30amp and then check to see if it was warm (as they recommend) after about 20 minutes. If it was, I'd dial it down.
     
  4. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,692
    Location:
    Batesville, IN
    I get that yes.Maybe I'm mixing apples and oranges.I get the impression from the part about the Rav4 that his J1772 connector had bad pins. It is highly likely that I'm not "fluent"/experienced enough to understand. :smile:
     
  5. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011
    Messages:
    7,843
    Location:
    Portland, Maine, USA
    So not only are Blink chargers unreasonably expensive at $2/hr, but we can only safely draw 3.3kW from them? Why is this bit of electrical engineering so hard for Ecotality to get right?
     
  6. jcstp

    jcstp Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,627
    Location:
    Belgium

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC