Plugzin
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Location: San Diego/Mission Bay

Charge Timer On Board?

Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:42 am

Have a 2014 B due for lease return in December. Curious if there is now a working charge timer on the 2017's. Anyone know? This was a ridiculous oversight on the 2014.

GlennD
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Re: Charge Timer On Board?

Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:13 am

I have not run across one but I have not specifically looked for one on my 2017 B250E. I have found features stripped out that are in the manuals. . If I need a timer then I use OpenEVSE's one. It works fine.
2014 Cirrus White B Class (Totaled).
2016 Urano Gray eGolf.
I loved the VW but it was too hard to get into for my aged body.
I am back to another 2017 Cirrus White B250e.
Blind Spot Assist, Performance 3 and Sahara Beige interier.

GlennD
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Re: Charge Timer On Board?

Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:15 am

As I understand it this (2017) is the last year for the car. The factory is being repurpased.
2014 Cirrus White B Class (Totaled).
2016 Urano Gray eGolf.
I loved the VW but it was too hard to get into for my aged body.
I am back to another 2017 Cirrus White B250e.
Blind Spot Assist, Performance 3 and Sahara Beige interier.

JeffRay
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Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:12 am

Re: Charge Timer On Board?

Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:31 pm

Plugzin,

Not sure what you mean by a charge timer. If you mean how long till fully charged, then it is in the MB app. Otherwise, in my new 2017 have not run into it yet.
Jeff in NYC
MB '17 B250e; MB '06 E500W; MB '81 380SL

GlennD
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Joined: Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:26 pm

Re: Charge Timer On Board?

Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:25 am

Most people that have tiers and expensive power try to charge late at night when the power is cheaper. For example the OpenEVSE opens a changeable window from 5 min after midnight and 5 min before 7AM (defaults). The car will finish long before the window closes.
2014 Cirrus White B Class (Totaled).
2016 Urano Gray eGolf.
I loved the VW but it was too hard to get into for my aged body.
I am back to another 2017 Cirrus White B250e.
Blind Spot Assist, Performance 3 and Sahara Beige interier.

GlennD
Posts: 449
Joined: Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:26 pm

Re: Charge Timer On Board?

Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:31 am

My old eGolf had a timer that could be set to fully finish before the scheduled departure time.I think it could be set to 0%. It would charge to the specified level then shut off. I used it to charge to 80% since Anaheim does not have tiers. I simply disconnected the cable when it shut down.

The B is one of the few cars that still charge to 80%. Most others charge to 100% to increase the EPA range.
2014 Cirrus White B Class (Totaled).
2016 Urano Gray eGolf.
I loved the VW but it was too hard to get into for my aged body.
I am back to another 2017 Cirrus White B250e.
Blind Spot Assist, Performance 3 and Sahara Beige interier.

Plugzin
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:49 pm
Location: San Diego/Mission Bay

Re: Charge Timer On Board?

Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:46 pm

Turned in our B-Class in December, and still have the Blink EVSE, with integrated timer. Will be taking delivery of our second Tesla soon, so the Blink is up for grabs. Let me know if interested, on this forum. Great choice for someone who plans to keep their B Class for a while.

JeffRay
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Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:12 am

Re: Charge Timer On Board?

Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:41 am

Plugzin,

If you are getting the T3, please let us know what you think since you will have a direct comparison to the MB Be.

Thanks.
Jeff in NYC
MB '17 B250e; MB '06 E500W; MB '81 380SL

GlennD
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Joined: Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:26 pm

Re: Charge Timer On Board?

Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:33 pm

Plugzin wrote:Turned in our B-Class in December, and still have the Blink EVSE, with integrated timer. Will be taking delivery of our second Tesla soon, so the Blink is up for grabs. Let me know if interested, on this forum. Great choice for someone who plans to keep their B Class for a while.
You can still use the Blink EVSE. Tesla's come with an adapter to convert the car to a standard J1772. As such the car will analyze the pilot and set itself accordingly.
2014 Cirrus White B Class (Totaled).
2016 Urano Gray eGolf.
I loved the VW but it was too hard to get into for my aged body.
I am back to another 2017 Cirrus White B250e.
Blind Spot Assist, Performance 3 and Sahara Beige interier.

GlennD
Posts: 449
Joined: Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:26 pm

Re: Charge Timer On Board?

Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:39 pm

JeffRay wrote:Plugzin,

If you are getting the T3, please let us know what you think since you will have a direct comparison to the MB Be.

Thanks.
I have a T3 reservation but it is likely that I will pass. They have a T3 in Newport Beach to sit in but I am guessing it sits too low for me. Given my wants and the slipping schedule I would guess late 2019. All of the current cars are loaded and the only option I want is the color.
2014 Cirrus White B Class (Totaled).
2016 Urano Gray eGolf.
I loved the VW but it was too hard to get into for my aged body.
I am back to another 2017 Cirrus White B250e.
Blind Spot Assist, Performance 3 and Sahara Beige interier.

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