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  • #25207

    crf
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    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.

    #25209

    bruce
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    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 away

    #25210

    bruce
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    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 helps

    #25211

    crf
    Participant

    Thank you for your reply, but as I said, I need a way without using the timer in the car.

    #25212

    bruce
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    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 loss

    #25213

    crf
    Participant

    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.

    #25214

    bruce
    Participant

    Hi
    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 sorted

    #25218

    sandy
    Participant

    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 🙂

    #25219

    crf
    Participant

    Yeah, it “should”. But it does not. 🙁
    However, I have the charging scheduler greyed out, because of the non-existent ZE Services.

    #25220

    bruce
    Participant

    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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