webeleafowners
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Re: Charging at top of hill?

Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:37 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:21 pm
The upside to lower charging rates is that you can do some quick mental arithmetic, then unplug the car X hours later, at Y SOC. I do that with mine, and my L-1 charging.
We are doing that now with our 2016. It’ll probably easier with the big battery.
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webeleafowners
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Re: Charging at top of hill?

Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:38 pm

SageBrush wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:34 pm
webeleafowners wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:08 pm
For this reason it would be sooo nice to have a hil top or 80 percent switch. I’m surprised no one has figured a work around yet. Or a hack. :)
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Set the end time for about an hour after you plan to leave
I read this suggestion before. I’ll have to try that. So if I understand this right, does it automatically delay the start of the charge so that it finishes at the prescribed time?
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Re: Charging at top of hill?

Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:49 pm

webeleafowners wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:38 pm
SageBrush wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:34 pm
webeleafowners wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:08 pm
For this reason it would be sooo nice to have a hil top or 80 percent switch. I’m surprised no one has figured a work around yet. Or a hack. :)
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Set the end time for about an hour after you plan to leave
I read this suggestion before. I’ll have to try that. So if I understand this right, does it automatically delay the start of the charge so that it finishes at the prescribed time?
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It might vary a bit between models. IIRC, some you set the finish time only; others you set a start time too late to complete charging by the finish time and this forces the car to calculate the correct start time.
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03/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/2018: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
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webeleafowners
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Re: Charging at top of hill?

Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:00 pm

SageBrush wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:49 pm
webeleafowners wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:38 pm
SageBrush wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:34 pm
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Set the end time for about an hour after you plan to leave
I read this suggestion before. I’ll have to try that. So if I understand this right, does it automatically delay the start of the charge so that it finishes at the prescribed time?
.
It might vary a bit between models. IIRC, some you set the finish time only; others you set a start time too late to complete charging by the finish time and this forces the car to calculate the correct start time.
How does the car know the EVSE capability/output.
2015 Smart Electric Drive convertible.
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Re: Charging at top of hill?

Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:09 pm

webeleafowners wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:00 pm
SageBrush wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:49 pm
webeleafowners wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:38 pm


I read this suggestion before. I’ll have to try that. So if I understand this right, does it automatically delay the start of the charge so that it finishes at the prescribed time?
.
It might vary a bit between models. IIRC, some you set the finish time only; others you set a start time too late to complete charging by the finish time and this forces the car to calculate the correct start time.
How does the car know the EVSE capability/output.
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They chat. That is a large part of what an EVSE is all about.
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/2018: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
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2018 Tesla Model 3 LR, Delivered 6/2018

webeleafowners
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Re: Charging at top of hill?

Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:16 pm

SageBrush wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:09 pm
webeleafowners wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:00 pm
SageBrush wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:49 pm
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It might vary a bit between models. IIRC, some you set the finish time only; others you set a start time too late to complete charging by the finish time and this forces the car to calculate the correct start time.
How does the car know the EVSE capability/output.
.
They chat. That is a large part of what an EVSE is all about.
So does one have to be plugged in to set the timer?
2015 Smart Electric Drive convertible.
2016 Nissan Leaf SV 30KWh
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Re: Charging at top of hill?

Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:19 pm

webeleafowners wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:16 pm
SageBrush wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:09 pm
webeleafowners wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:00 pm


How does the car know the EVSE capability/output.
.
They chat. That is a large part of what an EVSE is all about.
So does one have to be plugged in to set the timer?
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Not that I am aware.
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/2018: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
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Re: Charging at top of hill?

Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:20 pm

So does one have to be plugged in to set the timer?
No. I think it bases its calculations on the amperage of the last EVSE plugged in. The latest Leaf (possibly excepting the S) also knows when you are home.
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webeleafowners
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Re: Charging at top of hill?

Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:46 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:20 pm
So does one have to be plugged in to set the timer?
No. I think it bases its calculations on the amperage of the last EVSE plugged in. The latest Leaf (possibly excepting the S) also knows when you are home.
Kinda cool. Thanks.
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Re: Charging at top of hill?

Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:59 am

@Nubo
I use level 3 charger when I am in a rush to charge, otherwise would use my level 2 charger at home.

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