[Oeva-list] What's at Electric Avenue?
Karl at boekelheide.com
Thu Dec 12 11:31:12 PST 2013
You may want to invest in a cheap cell phone. Almost all of the chargers have a phone number you can call if things aren’t working. AV and Blink can diagnose and reset the devices remotely or give you a temporary code. I’ve used that feature more than I’d like but it’s really nice.
A little method I use with AV when I really have to have one working is to call ahead and ask them to tell you when the charger was last used successfully. PlugShare users aren’t great at just posting a “yep, it worked.” Others just leave if it isn’t. I say AV because they are the ones that are out of the road with nothing else around. It’s a bummer to find one dead. On the plus side I’ve only found one that was actually dead. Many needed one or two complete reboots.
Several of the L2’’s will take a regular credit card but you usually pay more than if you have their card/fob. At one point I had accounts with 7 different companies but many have merged or gone away. AV, Blink and OpConnect are the ones I use regularly. OpConnect is big in Seattle area.
On Dec 12, 2013, at 12:14 AM, Alan Batie <alan at batie.org> wrote:
> On 12/11/13 9:43 PM, Greg Mikol wrote:
>> I'm sure this has been re-hashed a million times, but IMO there really needs to be a little more interoperability
> Around here, the two you want for fast charging are Blink and
> Aerovironment. For L2 charging, Blink is the main one, with
> Chargepoint/Coulomb another good one to have, so it's not too bad - I
> just leave them in the car.
> If you're not familiar with the charging in the area you're going to
> need it, definitely scout things out on plugshare ahead of time.
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