Bzz, sorry, wrong. What the LEAF really does when you ask to stop at 5AM is typically stop anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 hours before your target time. If you need more charge it could end up starting 2 hours before super-off peak TOU begins and ending 2 hours before it ends, a most unpleasant scenario. The miscalculation is proportional to the amount of charge needed so if you're only charging for 2 hours the offset isn't important but when you live in Virginia with a 4-hour window (I know you Californians get a 5-hour window but we only get 4) a 4:45 charge as is typical with my 70-mi per day 100% commute the offset could be as much as 90 minutes and so the timer will typically start (if set to the ToU SOP end of 5am) at 22:45 the previous night and finish at 03:30, by far not ideal. But if I just fake it and tell it finish by 06:30 (which would get it to finish about the right time under that scenario) and for some reason have a small charge required the night before I may end up charging 100% on-peak because peak begins at 6am (we're really tight on the ToU here in Virginia).TEG wrote:Will the ad-on charger follow the charge schedule of the on-board timer?
For instance, if you set to charge to 80%, stopping at 5AM, will both chargers stop charging at 5AM? ( I would assume so, but just checking. )
Point being with the 3.3kW charger I'm constantly doing very weird algebraic permutations of my charge timer to get it to finish before at least Off-Peak ended at 06:00. With that 6.7kW it's nothing but start at 01:00 (start of SOP) and by 05:00 and I'd always get a full charge by 05:00! Sigh.
See my comment above.TonyWilliams wrote:When would you need the 6.7kW charger on a timer? For overnight, for either 80% or 100%, just use 3.3kW. For midday, hit the override and charge at 6.7kW.