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Re: Anyone else ever wish for a 2 step timer program?

Tue May 14, 2013 1:57 pm

I don't have this situation myself, but there's another problem with it you haven't mentioned, and that is you are losing the TOU cost advantage by forgetting to turn off the override charging. When I have had those rare occurrences, I have solved it with a great $10 app that has been 100% reliable:

cheap and simple solution
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Re: Anyone else ever wish for a 2 step timer program?

Tue May 14, 2013 2:11 pm

Not a perfect solution by a long shot, but I use a timer that runs from 1AM to 6PM. That way, I can plug in during the late afternoon, and get a short charge to use that evening if I wish. You could adjust the times before you plug in if you wish to be more precise.
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Re: Anyone else ever wish for a 2 step timer program?

Thu May 23, 2013 5:00 am

AGREE. My personal goal for the battery is to be at a 50% state of charge as much as possible. And I have an S model, so how about this two bit solution: Change nothing inside the car, but in the charging compartment, put an override toggle switch with three positions, 50%, 80% and 100%. No more climbing in and out of the car to change desired state of charge to coincide with your planned departure time, or forgetting to unplug when all you want is to get up to 50%. In the S model, 50% is not even a choice????
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