gmcjetpilot wrote:OK I must be doing something wrong. What are common mistakes.
[*]Timer 1 set for 7 days a week from 10AM to 12PM (lets assume that is OK)
[*]Park Car about 1:30AM (yes I work late).
[*]Shut Car Down
[*]Open nose charge hatch (timer status on dash display says TIMER: "ON")
[*]My LCS25 Charger is Plugged In, Standby Light On
[*]Plug J1772 Charger into Car. I see 3 Light Show Dash Status Light
Go to Bed.
[*]I checked at 9:50AM and the dash status lights were OFF?
[*]I pull J1772
[*]I plug it back in, and I got the 3 light status (timer active) indication
[*]The charged started at 10:00AM per timer
It is possible the timer would have worked with out my intervention, but I have
had other times where it did not (different times).
In cases where charge did not start, I blamed it on my error, and it was or an obvious
reason. However as I have got more experience, learned, I'm running excuses why timer
I have a pretty good success with timed charges, but not 100%. It seems when I set timer
to start further out is when my issue happen. I just don't full trust the system (or me).
It would have started without your intervention. If you have a timer set, and you are outside the timer charge period, the blue lights come on when you connect the EVSE and then turn off five minutes later. It's telling you it has power, and it would start charging, but the timer is telling it not to. If you are inside the timer charge period, when you connect the EVSE, then it just charges as normal until it either hits the charge limit, the timer limit, or it finishes charging.
The most common area where people have trouble is when they set timers that cross midnight. This requires some thought, and possibly mapping it out on paper, especially if you want different weekend and weekday charging behaviors.
I have my charge timer set to start at 2:10am and finish at 6:30pm. This lets it charge during the coolest part of the day, and also allows charging to start without any intervention if additional charging is needed during the day.