A function that gives me a chance to limit a charging session to a certain and configurable amount of kWh:
- avoid to "overcharge" to e.g. 80 %
- better usage of flexible prices: use only the real cheapest hour to charge.
This is what I need too. My solar cells just deliver 1 to 3 kW if power. It would be nice, if I could regulate the charging power from 1.4 to 3.7 kW using the app (like on go-e products), I cannot regulate it on the car.
For CCS-capable cars it might even be possible to read the SOC of the car (dont know if the wallbox hardware would support that) and AC-Charge up to a configured SOC.
I shold be able to issue a command to the So called charging robot to put e. g. 10 kWh into the car with 8 amps (or 5KW) from 11 a. m. Till 2 pm each Day until car rejects. And a Quick fucnction to Charge a defined kwh amount at defined Power aß hoc. Same fucnction of oreselection of defined Gas amount or value at a Gas station
You can specify a schedule when to charge but not how much power you will charge your battery. It would be nice if you could specify start time and kAh to send over to the car.
The battery will last longer if it is not fully charged for a long time and if you know you only need 20% tomorrow then don’t fill it up!
Is it possible to add a countdown in the app so that you do not have to charge more than you want?
It will be a nice option to limit the amount of energy loaded during the instant charging process.
It would be perfect if there was posible to add a function in the app. I would like two «wheels» or «curton menus» where I could request an amount of KW deliverd to the car. For example I would like to have 10kw delivered to the car in 10 hours. The changer then figured out that it would take 1kw pr hour into the car. This would be helpfull to not stress the battery, or the power grid in a certain time.
Idea for the App GUI:
- a slider upright on the front page for charging Power (min kW to max kW)
- another slider landscape for charging time on the front page (0- X min)
Yeah! I'm happy to see the Status Change. Best EV Charger gets even better! Thanks folks.
I agree with My2ct - the car manufacturer advises normal charging to 80% but this relies on me monitoring the charge level rather than being able to set it at the start. This would be a great improvement in functionality.
In terms of time, this can already be achieved by using the scheduling function (Weekly schedules).
A more ad-hoc approach with for instance capacity, or a energy limits or a timer countdown has been suggested before, so you could perhaps look those up here in upvoty and upvote them, the more upvotes something gets the more likely it is that we'll prioritise something.
But just so I didn't misunderstand you, what did you have in mind? Could you elaborate? :)
I think it would have been nice when I come home from work at different times to want to charge the battery to approx. 50%. This is the best for the li-ion battery. And then I charge a couple of hours in the morning before I use the car. Then I use the weekly planner when I travel at the same time every day. A little easier to set an «timer» than to adjust the weekly planner every day. This is something I do to take care of the battery in the car so it is not stored unnecessarily at 100% when the car is not in use. This is to take good care of the battery so it lasts as long as possible to maintain good capacity on it.