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Timed Charging and Waking from App

Hopefully someone with experience of timed charging can help...

I recently took part in the PodPoint beta that lets me schedule my wall charger - all good and that now reliably comes on between 00:30 and 04:30 for me. Whilst on the trial I kept a close eye on things, but as it settled down, I have just let it 'do its thing' - which means less checking in on the car.

However, I am now noticing that the car doesn't appear to 'wake up' to charge when the power comes on at 00:30 - if I use the app and wake car it starts charging straight away and keeps going. Interestingly I have also noticed I do not get the notification about charging being interrupted at 04:30 until I wake the car from the app as well.

Is this the correct behaviour, or do I need to have a 'scheduled charge' set in the car as well?

I'm sure the box is working fine, as we use it to charge my wife's Peugeot, and that works flawlessly.


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Feb 24, 2020
Nothing set in the car at all, and no other services. Just the PodPoint app that turns the wall unit on/off...

I'm sure I read somewhere about a software thing in the Tesla that means it doesn't react to a charger coming 'online' when it's sleeping, but I couldn't find it...
Car not waking was a problem with earlier software but it was cured a while back.
I have a Zappi and that works as you’d expect. Best I can suggest is a short timed test charge during daylight hours once the car is asleep, so you can watch it
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