🤔 looks a good shout! 👍
🤔 looks a good shout! 👍
Thanks @Casss - I’ve had a look on that thread and it’s definitely the Hypervolt I’d be looking at if going with a third party charger. They look really slick and have the smart features required to take advantage of the Octopus Go Tariff we have gone forThe andersens are stunning, but there are some downsides to them on a practical level (and availability) I found.
There is a Hypervolt thread if you haven’t already seen it @dboyo with some pictures of them installed (in both colours). I haven’t seen any of the grey ones yet. Here’s ours:
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I can live with the above workaround (calculating the %charge so that it stops before end of off peak time)
I'm interested in understanding this scheduled charging scenario more - outside what the app can currently do.
I'm in 1000% agreement the implementation in the app is very very bad. Highly confusing. What are the "use cases" folks wish were in the app but aren't?
I've written a Python program that has implemented a variety of "custom charging" scenarios for how my wife and I use our car. (For example, we've decided we want a min charge always in the car - for emergencies. So at night and when off-peak pricing has begun, if the car's charge is below that min we've defined, the car charges just up to the min we've established. And, during the day, we only charge when there is excess solar coming off our solar panels.)
While I'm willing to give the software to anyone (it's on GitHub) it does require some techie skills to configure and keep running. After reading this thread I might venture into creating a real app (also for free......I do this stuff for fun) to make scheduled charging easier without having to mess with smart chargers.
I like this - is it using the “unofficial” Tesla API to tell the car when to stop/start charging?
I was toying with something similar to allow a low current charge when our Enphase solar api reports a solar surplus.
These guys (Unique Tesla charging cables - evChargeking) have a tethered cable replacement with the magic button...Bear in mind the Tesla doesn’t have ‘simple’ charging - no easy way to say ‘charge at 12:30 for 4 hours’. I use my zappi to control that.
I would like that unlock button but I’d find relying on the car scheduling a big limitation
the sudden removal of power shouldn't really cause any damage 'cos it going to happen in a power cut anyway
I had that cable, the Tesla mechanism failed twice, the first time I sent it back and they repaired it, but by the next time it was out of warranty. From look at it there would seem to be poor waterproofing in the handle, and it seems to rely on cell sized batteries that aren't replaceable and go flat. I would steer clear.These guys (Unique Tesla charging cables - evChargeking) have a tethered cable replacement with the magic button...
You know it would be a simple fix for tesla to provide an option to not lock the charge port when the car is at home. I know some will scream about pulling out a cable while the car is charging, but with my old outlander phev there was no control over charging other than connecting/disconnecting and the sudden removal of power shouldn't really cause any damage 'cos it going to happen in a power cut anyway. The charger will switch off the moment you disconnect too.