GerryAZ wrote:I have charge timers set on my 2015 to allow charging only during off-peak power times. Lately, I have been using the EV Connect app to start climate control in the morning while the car is still plugged in and after charging is complete (still during off peak power time). The car always starts charging when climate control is activated and the email notification even says it is running on line power. No other actions are required. My 2011 functioned the same way except that the 3.3 kW charger did not have enough capacity to handle the maximum heater current so state of charge would drop for the first few minutes until heater power tapered down. Again, no other action was required.
Hi again all, thanks for all the replies. I checked my vehicle today and noted that the JuiceBox was in charge mode when the climate control was turned on by the timer I had set. I had previously only used the blue LED's on the dash to note if charging was taking place. I only ever saw the one blue LED in the middle blinking indicating the cc was on.
So, in the end, it does appear that the car automatically starts charging once the cc turns on. I have the cc set to 76 degrees and my garage stays around 50 degrees give or take, so I suspect it's not a big demand on the heater to warm things up. I am unsure how long the cc runs.
GerryAZ, I was curious about your bolded statement above regarding receiving an email and running on line power. My app does neither of these things. In the past, when I've checked the app when the cc was on, all I saw was the state of charge of the battery (which is generally 100% b/c I've had the car plugged in all night) and all the different options for rate of charge show as 0 since the battery is at 100%.