I also noticed a possible issue here. Although I've only charged at a public charger twice. I think the instruction may be wrong. Try this. Connect the EVSE first. Let it go through it's whole process and when you get the three light sequence, then press the button to bypass the charging timer.ericsf wrote:The user guide says "press the button and charge will start immediately if you plug the car within 15min".
So far, each time (4-5) I tried this in "real world" conditions the charge didn't start as expected and I had to go back into the car to press the button again for the charging to start. I am pretty sure I didn't press it twice but it's not impossible.
I just went to try it in my garage and it worked as expected. I noticed that the middle blue light went ON after pressing the button. But I can't say for sure if this light was ON in previous cases because it was in bright daylight and its possible that I missed it.
Other conditions that are different : the car had just been driven and I was pluging the L1 charger instead of the L2 in my garage. Has anyone else observed similar behavior with this button or it's just another case of "dumb user error" ?
I've done it both ways as well. However I've seen the issue where it fails to start charging when I press it first. But it always seems to work when I press it last. I had one fail on an AV (public charger at Nissan dealership), once on the Nissan L1, and once on a Clipper Creek. I haven't tried it on the Blink. But basically it's become my habit to connect the car, press the button and check the lights.turbo2ltr wrote:I've done it both ways (pressing before or after plugging in) many times and both work fine.
Great idea. A friend who owns a Tesla Roadster told me that it does something similar: It remembers the charging level per location. The challenge with is how to make this configurable without turning the interface into a clutered mess.ENIAC wrote:turbo2ltr wrote:I wish Nissan had configured the charge timer to a location based.
If you have no timers set, the car should start charging immediately when you plug it in to an active EVSE. The button is to bypass any timers, and you have 15 minutes, not 45 seconds after you press it to plug in and start an immediate charge. Or, you can plug in and then press the switch, and you'll get immediate charging.bowthom wrote:Hello,
IIRC you have 45 seconds after either pressing the button to then plug in the charger or after the charger is plugged in to then press the override switch.