Pod Point now support scheduled charging!

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Ph66
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Re: Pod Point now support scheduled charging!

Post by Ph66 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:22 pm

I've tried 3 times to use the pod point app scheduler, and it's failed to start charging on all 3.

I've set the scheduler up and saved it before plugging the cable in. Got a green light on pp. Cancelled delayed charge on the ID3.

Have reported it to pod point yesterday, awaiting reply.
Back to ID3 charging app again ! But that's unreliable as well !
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Bromsgroveuser
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Re: Pod Point now support scheduled charging!

Post by Bromsgroveuser » Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:40 pm

Just set my charger to charge from 0030 to 0730 Thursday, plugged it in and it started charging straight away can't understand it all settings appear correct. Anyone got any ideas
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scott28tt
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Re: Pod Point now support scheduled charging!

Post by scott28tt » Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:28 pm

Bromsgroveuser wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:40 pm
Just set my charger to charge from 0030 to 0730 Thursday, plugged it in and it started charging straight away can't understand it all settings appear correct. Anyone got any ideas

Because it's currently Wednesday ;-)

If you had also set a schedule for today 0030 to 0730 then it would know not to start when you plugged it in.

It seems to work on a day by day basis - plug in on a day with no schedule and it starts straight away, plug in on a day with a schedule and it adheres to the schedule.
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Bromsgroveuser
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Re: Pod Point now support scheduled charging!

Post by Bromsgroveuser » Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:46 pm

Thanks will set a schedule for every day and see if it works , not really clear in the instructions
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Re: Pod Point now support scheduled charging!

Post by Bromsgroveuser » Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:25 am

Used it this morning and it ignored the cars 80% cut off point and charged to 100% ,looks like it's a calculator job for me in future to set the hours of charge needed
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scott28tt
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Re: Pod Point now support scheduled charging!

Post by scott28tt » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:08 am

Bromsgroveuser wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:25 am
Used it this morning and it ignored the cars 80% cut off point and charged to 100% ,looks like it's a calculator job for me in future to set the hours of charge needed

I believe it is the car which controls this, if so it seems it didn’t tell the charge point to stop.
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Bromsgroveuser
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Re: Pod Point now support scheduled charging!

Post by Bromsgroveuser » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:35 am

Yes that's what i thought , just one more thing that doesn't work properly
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Pod Point now support scheduled charging!

Post by JonS » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:03 am

Hello everyone. Not an ID3 owner yet but test drive booked next week and seriously considering it. I’ve a newbie question prompted by this thread....

My question regarding charging is regardless of whether the PodPoint app works, is it possible to programme charging from the car so that it (a) takes advantage of cheap tariffs and (b) stops charging at 80%.

It would seem odd if this wasn’t possible - something the Korean cars have offered for years without issue. I’m slightly concerned about the number of glitches I’m reading about......

Cheers,

Jon

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Re: Pod Point now support scheduled charging!

Post by scott28tt » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:26 am

JonS wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:03 am
My question regarding charging is regardless of whether the PodPoint app works, is it possible to programme charging from the car so that it (a) takes advantage of cheap tariffs and (b) stops charging at 80%.

Theoretically, yes.

But it doesn’t work reliably, often under-charging so the level doesn’t reach 80% in time even though it would have done if you had just plugged the car in manually.
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Re: Pod Point now support scheduled charging!

Post by Derry » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:12 pm

Tried the podpoint scheduling and it worked! Much simpler than the onboard VW system.
If you havea lockable podpoint you need to unlock it before you activate the schedule.
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