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A friend with a Tesla informed me that when I charge my car at home make sure I set it up so that it avoids charging during high tariff times (which is 4-9pm). So I configured the UI to say only charge the car outside that window. When my first road trip, I use an Electrify America charge station and plugged the car in. When I returned the car had stopped charging at 4pm :-(

Is there a way to configure the charging so that when at home it does not charge between 4-9pm, but when I am not at home always charge when I plug it in?
 

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Thanks for the response.

I got a 220v outlet installed and I am using the charger cable that came with the car. I was hoping to control charging behavior with the car/app.
You can change the option of charging the car from 'direct charging' to 'charging between certain hours'. Your car will set itself in waiting mode until you will be in the time-frame.
 

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You can change the option of charging the car from 'direct charging' to 'charging between certain hours'. Your car will set itself in waiting mode until you will be in the time-frame.
Thanks. It seems that I need to set the charging mode every time I go to charge. The charging station I have at work I want 'direct charging' then when I get home I need to switch to 'charging between certain hours'.

I was hoping for a set it and forget it for charging, though it is sounding like that isn't possible.

I can't think of a reason why I would not want direct charging every time I am on the road. The charging between hours seems to exist to assist with home power tariffs.
 

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I don't have car yet but I have been following your post.
How about you keep the car setting at direct charging, to continue charging when plugged in. That will solve your issue whenever you are outside of house, connected to DC charging. It will just start charging right away. However, you can use wall box app (at home) to set time settings that it should charge only between off peak hours. So even though EV will be plugged in, it won't be able to charge until between hours. I am sure someone has experimented this.
 

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I don't have car yet but I have been following your post.
How about you keep the car setting at direct charging, to continue charging when plugged in. That will solve your issue whenever you are outside of house, connected to DC charging. It will just start charging right away. However, you can use wall box app (at home) to set time settings that it should charge only between off peak hours. So even though EV will be plugged in, it won't be able to charge until between hours. I am sure someone has experimented this.
One of the challenges I have is that I do not have a wall box at home. I have a 220v outlet and I use the charger cable that comes with the car. It doesn't have an app to set charging times. I have been considering getting a ChargePoint Home Flex (home wall box). That has an app and I could do what you suggest. It seems I need to spend more money for something that should be, IMO, built into the BMW app.
 

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One of the challenges I have is that I do not have a wall box at home. I have a 220v outlet and I use the charger cable that comes with the car. It doesn't have an app to set charging times. I have been considering getting a ChargePoint Home Flex (home wall box). That has an app and I could do what you suggest. It seems I need to spend more money for something that should be, IMO, built into the BMW app.
You may setup timer slot using 'My BMW' app too. In my case, I have ChargePoint Home Flex and I am scheduling charging thru ChargePoint app.
 

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Use a smart charger at home to set the charge time windows, then you don't have to change between home and public/work chargers the setting on the vehicle.

For my first charger, I had Juicebox which was Nema 14-50, common plug in California, so when I switched it out to a Chargepoint, I bought the 14-50 one. Both work, but if you want to resell it like I did my Juicebox, you may find more traction with 14-50 (also known as common electric dryer or electric range outlet)
 
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