Category Archives: Blink

JLong extension cord provides access to blocked charging units

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. … Continue reading

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Charging Infrastructure Maintenance, even Nissan Struggles

Keeping EV Charging equipment operational takes time, money and effort. Many of the charging stations are five years old now and showing signs of wear. Companies that are based solely on EV revenues struggle to keep up. Blink (Car Charging … Continue reading

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New Model S owner blocks ChargePoint EV charging space

There is a brand new charging location in Franklin TN at the McEwan Building. It went live last week so I ran over there to check it out and see if there is a fee to use the stations or … Continue reading

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Tennessee Rapid Charger Reliability

The numbers are in. Tesla takes the crown as the most reliable rapid charging network in Tennessee. The 3 “supercharger” locations in Tennessee are all less than 1 year old, so the equipment is brand new which partially explains the … Continue reading

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Blink Introduce “Post Charging Occupancy Fees” in some markets – Effective July 20th 2015.

In an email sent out on 7/13/2015 ┬áBlink announced they will introduce, starting on July 20th 2015, “Occupancy Fees” of 8c per minute to discourage EV drivers from leaving cars parked long after a car has completed its charge. The … Continue reading

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Mapco NRG eVgo Rapid Chargers activate instantly, but parking spaces often blocked during busy periods

NRG eVgo Rapid Chargers in the Nashville Tennessee area are very reliable and activate instantly using an RFID card and thankfully don’t rely on finicky touch screens. Other charging networks such as Blink also use RFID cards, but the activation … Continue reading

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Replacing a Faulty Blink EVSE with a Clipper Creek HCS-40P

My trusty Blink EVSE which I have had for 4 years as part of the government sponsored EV Project started acting up, displaying several self-check faults. It still worked after power cycling, but I was uncomfortable with the frequent self-test … Continue reading

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