kentklineman2014
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Charging timer 2015 S

Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:39 pm

So, on the S model, the charging timer is not on the touchscreen, because there isn't one...it's in that little set of four buttons on the left side of dash--how do I set a charging end time if I am trickle charging? Please be specific with the steps...and does Nissan Connect allow me to view battery charge remotely on smartphone? Or, leafspy?

Calaveras
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Location: Gold country California

Re: Charging timer 2015 S

Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:32 pm

Push the square
https://flic.kr/p/213pZ49
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Press the dot next to the square
https://flic.kr/p/CZ9HPo
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Scroll through the screens using these two buttons, I figured it out in five minutes, but I still overshoot and it is a pain. Once set I just leave it on that setting everyday
2016 S bought used in 2017 with 93% SOH 58 Ah 89 Hx for $12,000
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kentklineman2014
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Re: Charging timer 2015 S

Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:00 pm

I'm gonna try it. Regrettably, I'll have to keep re-setting it every couple of days...but I'm just trying to set the end time, not the start time. Thanks for your reply

BrockWI
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Re: Charging timer 2015 S

Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:19 pm

On the S's you can only set the end time and then the car takes it's best guess as to when to start. To be fair it has never overshot (still charging when it gets to that time), often it is done before the end time you set, usually the lower the battery the further ahead of the time you set it will be done. As a guess if I am at 50% and charge to 100% it will usually get done about 30 minutes before the end time, if it is at 10% it will be done charging about an hour before the end time. I change my end time a lot as well, I wish it had at least a weekday and weekend or an A and B time or something, but I make it work.
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powersurge
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Re: Charging timer 2015 S

Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:45 am

If you are not in a rush, the best "timer" for a Leaf is to use the L1 charger with a mechanical timer overnight. You will never have to worry about it again. Or L2 is a plug in, and set your kitchen timer for an hour or two...

erco
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Re: Charging timer 2015 S

Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:28 am

I've had my 2014 S for about 3 weeks now. Great car, love it. But after owning it for a while, I must admit that the S model's lack of a "charge to 80%" option is a serious limitation. That should be right on the dashboard menu next to charge timer. It's a software fix, Nissan should absolutely give us the opportunity to get the dealer to install that option. I'd pay for that, it would save batteries and lots of grief. Noobs like us can't appreciate how useful and necessary that is when first buying a car. The whole set timer delay game requires you to specify a finish time in order to let the car decide when to start charging, is not intuitive, causes confusion and introduces all sorts of possibilities for user error. End of rant, I still love my Leaf.
Ocean Blue 2014 S, 3.6kW OBC, no QC, purchased 9/17, 12 bars, Los Angeles

erco
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Re: Charging timer 2015 S

Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:36 am

powersurge wrote:If you are not in a rush, the best "timer" for a Leaf is to use the L1 charger with a mechanical timer overnight. You will never have to worry about it again. Or L2 is a plug in, and set your kitchen timer for an hour or two...


Better make sure your mechanical timer is heavy duty and rated for 13-15 amps. Not all are, and that's some serious current flowing through the contacts.
Ocean Blue 2014 S, 3.6kW OBC, no QC, purchased 9/17, 12 bars, Los Angeles

GerryAZ
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Re: Charging timer 2015 S

Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:47 am

erco wrote:
powersurge wrote:If you are not in a rush, the best "timer" for a Leaf is to use the L1 charger with a mechanical timer overnight. You will never have to worry about it again. Or L2 is a plug in, and set your kitchen timer for an hour or two...


Better make sure your mechanical timer is heavy duty and rated for 13-15 amps. Not all are, and that's some serious current flowing through the contacts.


Even if the contacts are rated for the current (13-15 amperes for L1 or 30 amperes for L2), the switching duty of opening and closing that current level repeatedly may cause early failure. The other concern with an external timer is that it looks like a power failure to the EVSE and the onboard charger in the car so the current is suddenly interrupted instead of the onboard charger ramping the current down. The EVSE and the onboard charger are probably designed to protect themselves from switching surges, but frequent switching may be detrimental.
Gerry
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alozzy
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Re: Charging timer 2015 S

Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:11 pm

If I had an S and felt I needed a timer for charging it, I'd purchase an EVSE that already has a timer. Having said that, this mechanical timer is UL listed and rated for 1800W output:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003N ... bw_c_x_1_w

Not recommending using one, but for those that insist it would be a very good idea to buy one that can handle the current load.
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alozzy
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Re: Charging timer 2015 S

Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:23 pm

Actually, this looks like an ideal solution:

https://emotorwerks.com/products/chargi ... /juiceplug
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Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
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