Guess what? Another one of these Blink EVSE model WE-30CKRE just popped up on craigslist in the same neighborhood of San Rafael where I bought mine above. I think its a good deal but the price is a little higher - $175 now. Like I said I only use mine for the timer function, not the internet connection, etc. So far that's been working but I can't say it will work forever.ed5000 wrote: All this talk about Blink is interesting because I bought a used Blink EVSE model WE-30CKRE on Craigslist. I bought it because I thought the built-in timer would be easier to use (easier than our remote. ) Then I did some checking online and found there's been a history with people having reliability issues while the company was in the middle of bankruptcy. The lady who I bought mine from said they used the EVSE for only a year back in 2011 then boxed it up and let it sit on a shelf ever since. Hmmm.
The thing is like brand new and HUGE! It's maybe 2' tall and 1.5' wide with a 5 or 6 inch color screen. It must have cost a small fortune when new. It even came with a large separate cord reel about the size of a hat box.
A friend of mine happens to also have one of these. He said "oh yeah, if it messes up just pull the plug and cycle the power to it. It will start up fine."
If worst comes to worst, I figure I could install some Open Evse parts in it. After all, there's plenty of room inside!
Hmm, if you ever open it up, let us know what you find. If it lights up, have you tried it on a different EV? Back in 2012, IIRC there were a few i-MiEV compatibility issues with some EVSEs.wmcbrine wrote:...I also own a broken Blink EVSE that sits in my garage. (It was broken when I bought it. I hoped I might fix it.)