Koolpenguin
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Delivery Date: 19 Jun 2018
Leaf Number: 301386

2018 Charge Timer

Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:42 pm

I have my Leaf set to charge from 11:00pm to 5:00am, but it starts charging as soon as I plug my level 2 charger in. Is there a setting somewhere that I'm not doing?

alozzy
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Delivery Date: 18 Jan 2017
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Re: 2018 Charge Timer

Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:29 pm

Sounds like you set the charge timer up, but you didn't enable it. See page CH-35 of the owner's manual for a screenshot of where you enable the timer.

Or, watch this YouTube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR80TENMJ30
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Koolpenguin
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Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:59 pm
Delivery Date: 19 Jun 2018
Leaf Number: 301386

Re: 2018 Charge Timer

Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:30 pm

I think that I have my timer set up right but last night it still started charging as soon as I plugged it in at 8:00 pm. I may end up using the delay function on my charger instead if I can't get this to work.

EnigmaEV
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Joined: Mon May 07, 2018 9:52 am
Delivery Date: 31 Mar 2018
Leaf Number: 301349
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada

Re: 2018 Charge Timer

Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:57 pm

Do you have "Full charge has priority" selected in the charge timer menu? If so the car will ignore the charge start time and calculate when it needs to start charging. Mine is set up with a 6:00AM start time and 7:00AM end time with Full charge has priority selected. Depending on the state of charge it will usually start between 1:00AM and 3:00AM.

I have run into some problems with this method though. It seems the car uses your last charge stats to calculate when to start. I sometimes use a public L2 charger that puts out under 5kW. When I plug in at home after one of these sessions the car calculates the start time based on a 3.6kW charge rate rather than 6.6kW and starts the charge between 8:00PM and 11:00PM the day before. My solution has been to let it charge for a few minutes so it knows the current charge rate, unplug it and plug it back in. The timer then starts the charge at the correct time.
2018 Leaf SL, 7,197 km, 96.75% SOH, 115.56 Hx, 111.688 AHr

Koolpenguin
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Delivery Date: 19 Jun 2018
Leaf Number: 301386

Re: 2018 Charge Timer

Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:33 pm

I tried all kinds of different settings but could never get the car timer to work right. So I set an alarm on my phone for 9:00 pm to remind me to plug in and then I push the 2 hour delay on my charger and presto. Starts charging at the cheap rate at 11:00 pm.. Problem solved!

GerryAZ
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Re: 2018 Charge Timer

Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:42 pm

If 2018 is similar to 2011 and 2015, then you need to set start time to 11:00PM and end time to 5:00 AM and enable that timer (usually Timer 1) for all 7 days. If you want a different schedule for weekends, post desired schedule so I can offer more suggestions.
Gerry
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