rosh wrote:I have noticed the leaf doesn't start charging until later and turns-off at 6 am.
Well, that is what you asked it to do and as LeftieBiker said, your approach is a good one.
There is one thing you should know about the LEAF and charging with the timer however. If you check the data using LEAFSpy where it reports the number of L1/L2 charges the car has had, it will report 2 charge cycles for every one time you actually charge the car. One cycle will get counted when you first plug in the J1772 handle into the plug and the car reads the amperage draw that the device you plugged in will allow (that will be 12.5 amps for the 120 volt charging cable that came with the LEAF) and a second cycle will be added when the car actually starts charging. It doesn't matter that the car "double counts" charging cycles when using the timer, just something to know if you are ever looking at the data that LEAFSpy reports.
2013 Leaf S /w Charge Package - Purchased new in Iowa City Dec. 2014
My previous car was a 2008 Prius Touring Package 5 - 73k Miles, 43 MPG lifetime