LeftieBiker wrote:This is something that Nissan has never implemented. The only way to stop charging remotely is to use an EVSE (charging station) with either a timer, or a WiFi app that you use entirely apart from Nissan Connect EV.
BTW, would you mind if I change the title of this topic to: "Can You Stop Charging Remotely?" It would be much more useful that way for future site searches.
Hey Leftie. Is there an App that allows for stopping the charge.
Next question. Right now because of parking I am charging mostly from 120. Angela’s car uses the Juice Box in the garage. The receptacle I use is normally for the Christmas lights. There is a switch that controls that receptacle inside. Any problem using that switch to turn on and off the EVSE?
Since Nissan has never implemented remote charging STOP function and 3rd party apps use the Nissan connection, I don't see how it could be done until Nissan implements that capability.
I don't recommend using a regular light switch to control the EVSE because the car draws 12 amperes continuous so the switch would be interrupting that current (switch might be rated for it, but most household lighting circuits are 600 watts or less so 5 amperes or less). The night after I picked up my first Leaf (in June of 2011), I discovered my new level 2 EVSE would not work with my air compressor receptacle (AeroVironment EVSE tests ground integrity with enough current to trip 240-volt GFCI) so I had to charge at 120 volts. I plugged the portable EVSE into a short power tool extension cord in the garage so the unit would not hang from the receptacle by its 12-inch cord. When packing up the portable EVSE the next morning, I unplugged the supply end first without thinking about it and drew a big arc because the car was still charging at the full 12-ampere rate. It would take a high quality switch to interrupt that current on a routine basis.