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Re: Charging timer 2015 S

Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:50 pm

The 2014's eliminated the "charge to 80%" option to leverage an EPA loophole to advertise more range without any actual range increase. So they fooled people and shortened battery life. A lose/lose for consumers. ... w-standard
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Re: Charging timer 2015 S

Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:34 pm

Since a Tesla defaults to charging only to 90%, I wonder why they aren't affected by this? (and they let you set the % to be between 60-100%)
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Re: Charging timer 2015 S

Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:22 am

Tesla doesn't seem to be worried about EPA mileage estimates, and the range of their cars is high enough it doesn't really matter. When the range of the car is less than 100 miles, an 11 mile difference can have quite an impact in the mind of the consumer. Nissan could have got creative and found a way to put it back in that wouldn't affect EPA estimates, but they don't seem to think it is important enough to spend the time and money on.
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Re: Charging timer 2015 S

Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:33 am

alozzy wrote:Actually, this looks like an ideal solution: ... /juiceplug

I certainly am not planning to spend $200+ for a timer.

I used a mechanical timer on L1 for over 6 months without a hitch... It works, and works well.

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Re: Charging timer 2015 S

Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:04 am

@powersurge the suggestion was for the OP, not you. I wouldn't pay $200 for it either, but it's more than a timer. Did you even look at the product page? Sheesh, chill out.

The OP wants to "view battery charge remotely on smartphone" and to "set a charging end time". This product will do that for him, which is why I suggested it.

I also suggested a mechanical timer: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=24842&hilit=timer#p511634

So, what's your beef?
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