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 Post subject: Re: Charge port overheating
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:24 pm 
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RonDawg wrote:
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oops, my bad. I don't have the HQ, I have the original one as shown in your first photo. Have you also experienced this charge port problem?

My wifi is spotty at the Blink, so I easily could have missed a firmware update.


I personally have not as I have a Clipper Creek unit, but I have heard about it through MyNissanLeaf forums. The pre-2013 Leafs only charged at 3.8 kW so it wasn't a problem, but another member who went with a Tesla-powered RAV4 EV (which charges even higher than 30 amps) said that his charging handle actually melted.

This is one of the early incidents in 2012 shortly after the RAV4 EV came out. There are some nice pictures in the thread below.

Blink EVSE blows out a pin on the Rav4 connector

Toyota paid to replace his charge port.

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 Post subject: Re: Charge port overheating
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:39 am 
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Blink's with the 2011 and 2012 Leaf's were fine at 16A, The problems were at 30A. Blink sent a firmware update dialing down the current. The real fix is to replace the J1772 cable and connector. Excluding labor a Quick Charge Power cable is around $200 with shipping.

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 Post subject: Re: Charge port overheating
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:45 am 
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On the two load testers that I have built I added a thermometer to the J1772 socket to see any overheating. Except for Remna cables it was wasted energy since I have never seen any overheating

It is unfortunate that Blink decided on their cables.. I am sere that is a factor in the companies sale.

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