No, because for example, if I plug in at 12:05am on Monday and want the charger on immediately, the timer doesn't turn on the charger until 8pm that Monday night.garygid wrote:Sun, M, T, W, Th : 8pm to 1pm : Workday%
F, Sat : 8pm to 8pm : Weekend %
Does that work?
That's what I'd do in your shoes, but I prefer 100% charge on the weekends. Otherwise I'd do as you're doing now and ignore that 8PM to midnite slot and just set the weekday timer from 12:10AM to 1PM. Use override if you need to start charging before midnight.Volusiano wrote:I suppose I can use both timers for weekdays and no timer for weekend. If there's no timer for Sat & Sun, will the charger turn on at all when it's plugged in? Even if it does turn on if there's no timer for weekend, I can't specify the 80% charge option without putting a timer on it.
Yes, my kids may take the car out at 10pm to friends house or whatever until past midnight (school's out) so I'd like to be able to start charging as soon as the off-peak rate kicks in at 8pm. It's all about having it ready to go any time with max charge available but still observe the peak/off-peak constraint.jcesare wrote:Do you really need to start charging before midnight? My super off peak is 12-5 am daily and I've never had to charge more than 5 hours. Set up all day timers 100% weekdays and 80% weekends. Don't plug in until after 8pm on weekdays. Also, if you have a Blink, it has separate weekend weekday schedules. You might want to look at the EVSE timer capabilities.
Actually I didn't program it like you suggested (didn't know until today). I just had 8pm-1pm weekdays and 12am-11:59pm weekend. So this wouldn't work on Monday morning because there's no start after the stop at 11:59pm Sunday night. So it waits until the next start at 8pm Monday. I'm not guessing because it actually happened to me on Mondaygarygid wrote:Have you tested this malfunction, or are you just guessing that it will not work?
Setting a timer to Start at 10 pm, AND End at 4 am (of course, it means the next day):
It should work to plug in any time during the 10 PM to 4 AM interval.
But, you are saying that it DOES NOT start when YOU plug in after midnight?
Yes, that makes a lot of sense. Thanks!garygid wrote:With the way you had it programed for Sunday, it would not start early
Monday morning. That is the expected behavior for that timer setting.
The new timer settings should do what you want. Cheers.