JLong extension cord provides access to blocked charging units

Both Blink charging stations blocked by construction dumpster.

Both Blink charging stations blocked by construction dumpster. Click to enlarge

I was low on charge when I arrived at the Holiday Inn Vanderbilt to attend an AITP meeting. I usually charge my car there during the monthly meetings. This month both Blink charging spaces were blocked by a construction dumpster. Fortunately I had recently purchased a JLong branded extension cord which I carried in the trunk.

Parked as close as I could. The extension "Just REached". You can see the Blink units in the background. Click to enlarge.

Parked as close as I could. The extension “Just REached”. You can see the Blink units in the background. Click to enlarge.

I parked as close as I could (about 25 feet away). The Blink provided charging cable only reached half way, and with the JLong extension cord I had just enough to make the connection!!

I see on plugshare that a Ford Fusion Energi driver had been unable to charge the previous week. Had that driver had a JLong cable, he/she would have been successful as I was.

As an EV driver you have to be like a Boy Scout. Be Prepared!

Yu can se where the Blink provided cable reached to and where I connected the JLong cable. Click to enlarge.

You can see here where the Blink provided cable reached to and where I connected the JLong cable. Click to enlarge.

JLong extension cable in the trunk. Click to enlarge

JLong extension cable in the trunk. Click to enlarge.

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One Response to JLong extension cord provides access to blocked charging units

  1. Pingback: Charging away from home – cables and adapters for the EV driver | Nissan LEAF

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