merkurmaniac
Posts: 9
Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:11 am

Charge delay selection button near the EVSE plug

Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:17 pm

Put a switch or push button inside the charge door area, that you can simply toggle between "charge now" and "value charge". Having a button there would be easier and simpler than having to set it via the e-drive from the interior. Maybe have it default to "value charge" unless the "charge now" button is held down when the EVSE is plugged in.
2015 I3 Rex SIlver
Giga, tech, parking, harmon Kardon
Sugar Land, TX
about 19,000 miles.
Driven 4,000 miles and have used less than 4 gals.

i3Houston
Posts: 106
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:30 pm

Re: Charge delay selection button near the EVSE plug

Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:35 am

That would be nice!! I have Philips level 2 charger and it has 4 delay button on it, 2, 4 ,6 and 8 hours.
TM3 Reservation holder/ 2015 i3 Rex

jadnashuanh
Posts: 4154
Joined: Thu May 22, 2014 2:07 pm
Location: Nashua, NH USA

Re: Charge delay selection button near the EVSE plug

Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:59 pm

There are a few ways to handle this if your EVSE doesn't have the capability, but only if you EVSE will turn on without issues after power application. Many smart home options that could control the power to an EVSE for not a lot of money. Not all EVSEs will properly work after power is applied if they're already plugged into an EV.

One thing that I'd like to see is the option to keep the EVSE plug locked in. It originally was that way, but got changed to unlock once the car reached 100% SOC. That's fine if you're on a public EVSE so that someone could use it as soon as yours was done (assuming it would reach), but if you're using your own EVSE or cable, you might not want it to unlock so someone could swipe it easily, or plug theirs into your home EVSE without permission.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

Return to “Suggestions for BMW”