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Re: Charge Timer Question

Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:57 pm

I do timed charging with only the start time (used to be 11:00 PM - now 12:10 AM so that all the charging happens on the same day to get good readings from Blink).

I get one charge complete email.
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Re: Charge Timer Question

Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:31 pm

I have completely given up on the internal Leaf timers - I now simply rely on the Blink timers, which, in the week or so I've had the Blink, seem to work as expected. Plus, the issue of the Leaf not starting a charge cycle if it's plugged in after an internal timer start is moot.

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Re: Charge Timer Question

Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:29 pm

HFTobeason wrote:I have completely given up on the internal Leaf timers - I now simply rely on the Blink timers, which, in the week or so I've had the Blink, seem to work as expected. Plus, the issue of the Leaf not starting a charge cycle if it's plugged in after an internal timer start is moot.
The only problem with Blink timers is that you can't charge to 80%.
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Re: Charge Timer Question

Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:53 am

The Blink will not stop at 80% if the car timer is set? Why I thought the car would stop the charging.
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Re: Charge Timer Question

Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:16 am

The Blink will not stop until %100 if the car timers are turned OFF.

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Re: Charge Timer Question

Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:34 pm

Gonewild wrote:The Blink will not stop at 80% if the car timer is set? Why I thought the car would stop the charging.
If you're using the "car timer" you can set it for 80%. Since the Blink doesn't know the SOC of the vehicle, you can't set the "Blink timer" to stop charging at 80%.

Since we can only charge the car up to about 94% of the total pack size, I'm not going to worry about 80% charging...
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Re: Charge Timer Question

Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:28 am

LEAFer wrote:Imwalsh reports above about ALSO getting TWO notifications ... but WHY ? Not only is it redundant, it's confusing, and it implies that the LEAF is doing an additional charge cycle (unsure how long the second one lasts) and pushing the battery that's already at 100% (in the first two cases). And ... if this is the case ... why does this NOT happen during an UNTIMED charge ? ( At least I have never seen two notifications during normal 100% charging ... only one (as expected). )
I actually just caught my car taking it's second little bump this morning. Indeed the dash charging lights came on with two steady and the third one flashing. This after the car had already charged to 100% (three dash lights steady) just before 6am.
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Re: Charge Timer Question

Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:49 am

As I have said before, I have had absolutely no problem with my Blink EVSE, but I have not been using any timers.

Blink, for the moment, for those who use a timer, recommends using the timer in the Blink itself. However, that does you no good if you want to charge to 80 percent...

A few days ago I decided to try an experiment: I don't want or need a timer but I do want to try charging to 80 percent. So, I set a timer in the car to both start and end at 12:00AM and to charge to 80 percent. This seems to work beautifully as it will start charging immediately whenever I plug it in and always stops at 80 percent. And the Blink seems to be perfectly happy with this.

This may also work well for others with various EVSEs who only want the ability to charge to 80 percent but not mess with timers per se. YMMV of course!
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Re: Charge Timer Question

Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:04 pm

mwalsh wrote:I actually just caught my car taking it's second little bump this morning. Indeed the dash charging lights came on with two steady and the third one flashing. This after the car had already charged to 100% (three dash lights steady) just before 6am.
LOL! And I just notice that I'm getting a third notification that charging has ended when I turn the climate control off remotely when it's plugged in! :?
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Re: Charge Timer Question

Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:20 pm

Phew ! I thought I am the only "weird" one in this bunch ... "glad" to see someone else getting this extra notification :geek:
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