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My JuiceBox has gone wonky

The charge before last, the graph (as seen in the apps, on iOS and Android) abruptly dropped off after a few minutes, but the charge completely normally, AFAICT (almost a full charge, over five hours). Then, last night, I fully charged the car, and it never showed up in the apps at all -- in fact, they said the EVSE was "Offline" and was "Last seen: 3 days ago". Since it is still charging, I wouldn't mind so much, except that I was unlucky enough to get the last version of the JuiceBox before they added indicator lights, and of course it's a little hard to see when the i-MiEV is charging, and now I have no remote charge tracker for either car or EVSE. Time to dig out the warranty, I guess.

I wonder if it's lightning-related. We had a couple of momentary power outages recently -- mostly harmless, but each time, it left the EVSE making a high-pitched noise, until I unplugged it (from the wall; it wasn't plugged into the car).
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Re: My JuiceBox has gone wonky

Since it's just the app that's not working, maybe it's something simple . . . . like a Bluetooth error?

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wmcbrine
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Re: My JuiceBox has gone wonky

It doesn't use Bluetooth. The EVSE connects to wifi, and communicates with the app over the public Internet. (!) You can also use their web site.

I won't be surprised if it comes back up after I restart it, but I'll be surprised if it stays connected long, at this point. (I'm leaving it off for now... it's kind of a pain to deal with the 14-50.)

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