aftabu wrote:2013 Leaf S has this limitation. You can only set when to finish charging. This is painful because you don't want to be up until midnight to take advantage of off-peak rate. I am going to work around it by using this
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035G ... UTF8&psc=1
Just costs $8
That would work (I was skeptical but the specs do say 15A) but of course it's for 120 volt charging only. If you put a lot of miles on your Leaf everyday, there may not be enough hours during the entire off-peak time period to charge the car to even 80%.
EDIT: I looked at the specs again and although it does say 125v, 15A, it also says 1250 W. IIRC voltage times amperage is wattage. So if a Leaf can be expected to draw 12A at 120V, that's 1440W which exceeds this timer's rating.
Some 240 volt EVSEs like the Schneider EVLink (currently recalled by the manufacturer) and Siemens VersiCharge do have start timers that are independent of the Leaf's own timers. Plus you're far more likely to get at least 80% charging during off-peak hours even if you arrive home on VLBW.