Randy wrote:It's not a perfect world, but why not use the end of charge time setting on the timer, and rig it by telling the system you're going to leave later than you actually are...
Example, set the timer end of charge to 10am, and plan on leaving at 9am or so...
Well I'm embarrassed to write that I thought that using the End Timer by itself was only an option on 2013 or older Leafs. I hadn't read the user manual, and when I set the Timer via the Nav system initially, it had a Start Time and an End Time. Imagine my surprise when I just went out to my car to find a line in the manual that noted that if only and End Timer was set, the car would automatically figure out when to start charging! However, it says nothing in the manual on how to accomplish this - a few seconds of fiddling around and I figured it out though, just push the 'Clear' button and it replaces whatever Start Time was set with a bunch of wild card characters (*).
So, for my regular morning commute, I will 'trick' the system by setting the charge timer for 0:40 after I actually plan to leave - my home EVSE allows my car to charge at ~30%/hr, so I should be right around 80% most mornings when I leave.
Still won't solve my initial situation where I go to the mountain town in the afternoon and have varied departure times that I don't know in advance... but less math involved now if I do try to guess. That's something anyways.
2014 SL, 166,000km as of Sep 2018, 80% SOH
1 bar lost Aug 31/17 @ 54.5Ahr 83%SOH 79.72%Hx 127,413km
Commuting 142km round-trip; level 2 at home, level 1 at work