Recently, I used my Greenlots FOB to charge at the SMUD DCFC in Citrus Heights, CA. It worked fine. 30 minutes later I tried to charge at the SMUD DCFC in Elk Grove, CA and it would not work. I requested and received a replacement RFID card from Greenlots. This week, I tried the new RFID card on the SMUD DCFC in Elk Grove and this time it worked. However, this location has two DCFC stations and there was a note on one about not being able to activate the DCFC.TheLondonBroiler wrote:So Greenlots has sent me 3 rfid cards and they always return an "invalid" error when scanned. I usually just use apps to activate charging sessions, but I like having rfid cards for backup. My EVGO & ChargePoint cards were free and they work fine. Greenlots charges $5 for one, and it's already a losing proposition for them, as they've spent more on postage already.
Anyone else have this problem?
I've tried 3 different stations with the first 2 cards( only one so far with the last card I received). I was really hopeful with the last card I received, as it is a different color than the first two (I thought there might have been some issue related with first two sent)SparkE wrote:Have you tried at multiple (different) charging stations? Or is it always the same few that give an error?
I once read of a guy having problems with his card, and after a long back-and-forth of info he casually mentioned that he has all his cards on a keychain - he punches holes in them with a (stationary) hole-punch
Now that is interesting! I too had my Greenlots "keychain" RFID device fail at the Elk Grove station. I requested and received a credit card sized RFID card and it worked just fine. ????67goat wrote:I do not have the card, but I have the thicker keychain rfid. Mine works at the 65kw stations like HQ and the airport, but does not work at 50kw stations like Elk Grove. Never called to ask about it.
Should one's phone become inoperable or lost while out and about and needing to charge, it would then become problematic.boatbum11 wrote:always use the phone app and never had a problem.