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Charging starting hours later than scheduled....

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by sorka, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. sorka

    sorka Active Member

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    This keeps happening. Very annoying because it's quite expensive to charge during peak hours.

    I have my charge time set to 3:00 AM:

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    But the charging starts hours later:

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    When it's 4x more expensive and of course means I sometimes have to take another car because it never charged before I was ready to leave.

    Any ideas???????
     
  2. cgiGuy

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    Are you sure the messages just aren't delayed? 8:11 AM is an odd time for the car to choose. If it were exactly 2-3 hours off, I would think maybe something with time zone confusion.
     
  3. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    I'm confused, did you park the car with 67% and need to charge to 70% and are complaining that the 3% it charged (2kwh) is costing you a lot of money?

    Are you sure this isn't the car just topping off (i.e. after vampire drain)?
     
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    The car did not charge at 3:00 AM because it won't charge until at least a 3% difference exists to the set charge limit. Probably it reached 67% at 8:11 AM because of phantom drain.
     
  5. animorph

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    +1

    There was another thread on this. I believe they decided there is a 6 hour window after the start time during which it will charge if it needs to. Set the start for 6 hours ahead of the rate change if that's practical.
     
  6. sorka

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    Positive. When it started this morning just after 8, I went out to the garage. It was charging.
     
  7. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    If the Model S is re-plugged in within 6 hours (after) of a scheduled charge it will begin to recharge. If you wait beyond 6 hours it will not begin to recharge until the next day at the scheduled time.

    I personally have never seen my Model S start its recharge later than scheduled UNLESS it was already fully charged or charged beyond the set threshold.
     
  8. sorka

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    Not for the example I posted before, but it's doing this every day.
     
  9. sorka

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    It's NEVER done that before and it has done this recently when it was at 35% or something close to that. I stopped the charge manually and decided to take the Prius instead.
     
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