Well I have an update.
Instead of waiting to process my return and then getting another unit, I went ahead and ordered another one and sent the other back. They are paying for the shipping as I printed out a return label from Amazon.
I got the unti untit today and when I plug it in, guess what, same red bliniking light. Also, I dont see in Windows 10 OS that it is charging. Just says that it is plugged in.
What type of charging light should I see with this if it was normal? Should I be seeing that it is charging in Windows 10 also?