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 Post subject: Re: Charging at home questions
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:33 am 
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I find that if I plug in the charger a long time after the charge timer starts, it doesn't always start to charge. I do wonder if the car is "asleep" and needs to be "roused" before charging will start: even pressing the Start button and going into Ready mode won't do it. It will next time the charge timer kicks in the following day, if left.

When I first set a pre-heat timer, the heater worked fine, but the car didn't charge. I now always set the charge timer to come on at the same time as the pre-heat, and that's always worked for me. I'm lucky that I can be fully charged before midnight, but I guess you could set the charge timer to come on some time before the heating starts, as long as it hasn't "gone to sleep" by then.

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 Post subject: Re: Charging at home questions
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:24 am 
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AndyBrook wrote:
1. Once the battery is fully charged does the charging system consume any power?


The 10A 3-Pin (UK) charger from my 2019 4HS consumes 2.4W once the car is fully charged. So like a TV on standby, perhaps. So at a typical unit rate of 0.15p/kWh, if the car is left plugged in and not charging for typically 8 hours a day, 365 days a year, it'll cost you about £1.05 a year in 'wasted' electricity.

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 Post subject: Re: Charging at home questions
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:08 pm 
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I always leave mine plugged into the garage into a mechanical timer (as we have a cheaper off peak tariff overnight). I do it this way because I found that, if you set the timer on the MMC to only charge at night, if you plug into a 3-pin charger during the day then it won't charge until you disable it through the app.

Over the weekend, the car was in the garage and I had the charger plugged directly into a socket (no mechanical timer). With the car fully charged, whenever I went into the garage the car started charging! It was 100% charged each time, but the charger cycled. The car was unlocked and I didn't have the keys with me. All I can think is that switching the garage light on 'alerted' the car, causing a dip in battery levels?

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