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Learned this the hard way. Posting to share for everyone.

We have a departure time set for Mon to Fri 7:45am. So far that has been working well. I can monitor through Car-net that the vehicle is charging up in time for the departure time.

Woke up today on a Saturday and see no charging happened overnight. Not cooI, we have stuff to do today. I press Start Charging on Car-net which eventually times out. Frustrating. Go out to the car and see that Departure time is set for Monday so it must mean the car simply won't charge until then? Kinda daft...

I don't see a way to start charging unless I disable the departure time. I wonder if this is why Car-net is timing out because the app can't affect departure time.

So I setup a new departure time for Saturday and Sunday early morning. But I am past that time on Saturday so it's now only going to charge to be ready for Sunday morning.

I disable the departure time. Unplug then replug EVSE. Car is now charging.

Not the most intuitive way to handle this.

Edit: I forgot to mention we want a separate Mon-Fri schedule for climate control but don't need it on weekends as our departure time is variable. I also wish I could ONLY program a climate control departure time then none of this would have been an issue.
 

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Learned this the hard way. Posting to share for everyone.

We have a departure time set for Mon to Fri 7:45am. So far that has been working well. I can monitor through Car-net that the vehicle is charging up in time for the departure time.

Woke up today on a Saturday and see no charging happened overnight. Not cooI, we have stuff to do today. I press Start Charging on Car-net which eventually times out. Frustrating. Go out to the car and see that Departure time is set for Monday so it must mean the car simply won't charge until then? Kinda daft...

I don't see a way to start charging unless I disable the departure time. I wonder if this is why Car-net is timing out because the app can't affect departure time.

So I setup a new departure time for Saturday and Sunday early morning. But I am past that time on Saturday so it's now only going to charge to be ready for Sunday morning.

I disable the departure time. Unplug then replug EVSE. Car is now charging.

Not the most intuitive way to handle this.

Edit: I forgot to mention we want a separate Mon-Fri schedule for climate control but don't need it on weekends as our departure time is variable. I also wish I could ONLY program a climate control departure time then none of this would have been an issue.
What kind of EVSE do you have? Any chance it is a smart EVSE of some sort that lets you see what kind of power it thinks it delivered to the car?
 

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What kind of EVSE do you have? Any chance it is a smart EVSE of some sort that lets you see what kind of power it thinks it delivered to the car?
I have a Grizzl-e dumb evse so not an option.
 

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Learned this the hard way. Posting to share for everyone.

We have a departure time set for Mon to Fri 7:45am. So far that has been working well. I can monitor through Car-net that the vehicle is charging up in time for the departure time.

Woke up today on a Saturday and see no charging happened overnight. Not cooI, we have stuff to do today. I press Start Charging on Car-net which eventually times out. Frustrating. Go out to the car and see that Departure time is set for Monday so it must mean the car simply won't charge until then? Kinda daft...

I don't see a way to start charging unless I disable the departure time. I wonder if this is why Car-net is timing out because the app can't affect departure time.

So I setup a new departure time for Saturday and Sunday early morning. But I am past that time on Saturday so it's now only going to charge to be ready for Sunday morning.

I disable the departure time. Unplug then replug EVSE. Car is now charging.

Not the most intuitive way to handle this.

Edit: I forgot to mention we want a separate Mon-Fri schedule for climate control but don't need it on weekends as our departure time is variable. I also wish I could ONLY program a climate control departure time then none of this would have been an issue.
Do you have it set to charge immediately? Unless your provider has time of use rates, there’s really no reason to schedule charging, and you should just have it set to ABC (EV speak foe Always Be Charging). Just schedule the climate control instead. And I believe you can separately program a climate control-only schedule. I recall seeing in a video the ability to schedule in the climate control settings, separate from the charging scheduling.
 

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Do you have it set to charge immediately? Unless your provider has time of use rates, there’s really no reason to schedule charging, and you should just have it set to ABC (EV speak foe Always Be Charging). Just schedule the climate control instead. And I believe you can separately program a climate control-only schedule. I recall seeing in a video the ability to schedule in the climate control settings, separate from the charging scheduling.
I would appreciate those instructions. The Sunday departure time did not activate despite me turning it on last night.

If I can just do climate control I would be perfectly happy.

Also to be clear I do not have scheduled charging setup, just departure time.

Edit: nevermind. I think I found it in "Departure" section of the Aux Climate Controls.
 

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This is the video I was referring to. Most of it details setting up scheduled charging (e.g., charging departure times). However, in it he accesses the climate control screen and shows where the climate control scheduling is located.

 
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