ElectricAdventure wrote: ↑
Wed May 13, 2020 9:14 am
MrDRMorgan wrote: ↑
Tue May 12, 2020 2:41 pm
Randy960 wrote: ↑
Tue May 12, 2020 7:25 am
Yeah, I'm quite familiar with the process now. As long as you park so that you don't have to twist the handle, it clicks in quite nicely. During initialization, I've tried a few different methods just to see what it does. Actually, the only time it has done anything different is when I tried squeezing the trigger mid-initialization, it actually seemed to partially latch, and took longer to decide it couldn't connect. The rest of the time it fails very consistently, leading to my suspicion of software issues.
Could be true. Electrify America installed 8 - 150 kWh and 2 - 350 kWh ABB chargers in Livermore, CA. I tried all of them and none would work. I tried other EA - ABB locations within about a 45 mile radius from my home and none of them worked either. I contacted EA and they actually met me in Livermore so I could demonstrate the problem. Many months later it appears they have the problem fixed. All of the charging locations which failed before are now working but I still have to support the handle / cable during the initialization process. EA chargers manufactured by BTCPower have always worked for me without any problems.
I remember when the first Electrify America Station went up in my state. It was an ABB. I drove up and tested it in my car and it worked first try on a random unit. The pin count was 3-by-5 like all other new EA stations. It didn't work few months later and now works again. It has to be a software problem .
I started DCFC charging using EVgo 50 kWh stations manufactured by ABB and I had, and continue to have, very good charging experiences. I was happy that EA finally fixed the problem but I still had charging problems until one Spark EV driver on this forum posted how it was necessary to support the handle until the initialization process completed. I have had excellent results doing that. However, I never had to support the handle when charging on EA stations manufactured by BTCPower.
Because of the "shelter-in-place" order here in California, I haven't had been venturing out much so I have not had to do any DCFC charging. My closest EA ABB charging location is located at Walmart in Tracy, CA which is about 19 miles from my home and my closest EVgo station is located in Salida which is about 10 miles from my home.