planet4ever wrote:The simple answer is that you can't do that using the LEAF timer, but why would you want to?kgv2828 wrote:I will apologize in advance but I still don't understand how to make my Leaf S charger start charging for me at midnight when my low rates kick in. I don't really care about the end charge time as my Leaf will be charged in about 4 hours and well before peak kicks in. I also don't want to get up to plug it in at Midnight. Nissan has made this very complicated for the S Model.
If, say, your lowest rate is from midnight to 6 AM, what is the difference to you whether the car charges between midnight and 4AM or between 2AM and 6AM? Now, admittedly, if you sometimes have to leave for work before 6AM then it will make a difference to you. But ignoring that (or compensating by setting the end time earlier than 6AM) here is the score card for end-only as I see it:
Difference to you personally: None
Difference to the car: Less time waiting at a high battery charge, so (slightly) longer battery life.
Difference to your utility: None now, but in a future with many EVs, avoids a midnight surge.
The other answer, if you really REALLY want the feature, is to get an EVSE which has a built-in timer.
I have an S and my wife has an SV. I agree with everything Ray said.