December 18, 2015 at 08:07 #25207
Does anyone know of a way to charge a Zoe at night, without the use of built-in charging scheduler. There are two reasons I need this. The first is the fact that charging scheduler is network dependant and therefore unreliable, and the second is that Z.E.services are non-existant where I come from.
So I intended to use a simple digital timer plug, to set the charging time at night.
But, I did not expect that Zoe goes to some sort of deep-sleep, and power-ON on the connector does not start the charge. At least not most of the time, as I had a few successful awakenings.
I tired a lot of different scenarios. Plug first, than lock, wait a few minutes, than plug and so on…
Any advice or information would be really appreciated.
Thank you.December 18, 2015 at 09:16 #25209
Use the timer in the car set to time you want to start then it will stop when 100% charged re do it every day select vehicle , electric vehicle , charge scheduler , start at ,do not forget to put back to always if yoy need to charge straight awayDecember 18, 2015 at 09:21 #25210
I use the timer to stop my car from charging when i plug it in so i can use the comfort timer from my phone without charging i just set it to a time that has past
Hope this helpsDecember 18, 2015 at 09:24 #25211
Thank you for your reply, but as I said, I need a way without using the timer in the car.December 18, 2015 at 09:51 #25212
Sorry can not undertand why you can not set the time in the car as far as i am aware this would take out the unreliability
If you go the way of a external timer you will need to use it to switch a contactor
Have you tried letting the charge start then turning it of at the mcb then back on to make sure the charge resumes after power lossDecember 18, 2015 at 09:58 #25213
You are probably unaware that the timer in the car uses Z.E. services and also relies on a good network connection to work.
The last thing you suggest is the only thing I did not try yet. But even if it works, it is very inconvenient.December 18, 2015 at 10:09 #25214
I was not aware that the in car timer needed Ze services and a network connection
Thought it eas only for doing it remote .
Good luck hope you get it sortedDecember 18, 2015 at 12:45 #25218
ZE services uses the timer from the website when you do it on the website.
If you use the charge timer in the car, on rlink then it should just use the clock in the car 🙂December 18, 2015 at 12:48 #25219
Yeah, it “should”. But it does not. 🙁
However, I have the charging scheduler greyed out, because of the non-existent ZE Services.December 18, 2015 at 13:00 #25220
How many bars do you get on the network monitor in the car
Is the timer greyed out
If you have to go down the contactor route wire it from the point were the tethered cable is connected take all connections through contactor and aux block this will then mimic plugging the car in when the contactor energises
And not switch of and on your charger
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