Re: Charging timer question
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 8:07 pm
LeftieBiker wrote:jadman wrote:I just got a 2017 Leaf SV and set the timer to start charging at 9pm and end at 9am, just to test it out. I'm using 120V so the estimated time to charge is about 22 hours so I do not expect to charge to 100%. However, when I plug the charger in at 8:45pm it starts charging right away. I tried twice using two different start times but same occurred. I checked the current time and it is correct. Any idea why my timer doesn't seem to be working? I had a 2013 SL that I traded in, and it's timer worked perfectly, however Nissan has changed the timer software. Thanks.
The timer is actually "On" in the menu? Maybe, because it's trying to charge to 100%, it's starting immediately to attempt that, instead of obeying the timer's start time. I think I've seen that before: if the start time won't allow the car to charge to the limit, it will start before the "Start" setting...
Yes it's "on" in the menu, maybe that's it but the timer on the 2017 Leaf is way more confusing than on the 2013 models. If it's doing that it is very silly, I don't need 100% SOC and want to start after 9pm to get my off peak rate. Not sure I like Nissan's logic on this one. I'll keep playing with it to see how I can get it to do what I want. Thanks