Scheduled charging with Pod Point

All Volkswagen ID.3 related discussions
peterg
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:25 pm

Post by peterg » Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:46 am

I feel your pain. There have been many posts about unreliable Pod point charging but ( tempting fate) we have had it cracked for the last three months without any issues.
The failsafe is just to set the timed charge for the Octopus Go 12. 30 to 4 30 am cheap,slot ( about £1 20 for a 100 mile charge during this period) but on the app to set it for every day , 7 days a week. Then you just plug in on the days you need to before bedtime and the magic all happens. We did follow the other tip of plugging in the pod point end of the cable first and then the car end and vica versa when taking it off charge. And also locking the car which is obvious I guess.
Peter

Scratch
Posts: 188
Joined: Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:22 pm

Post by Scratch » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:14 am

steve wrote:
Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:05 pm
I have a Zappi charger and over on their forums some people have reported that the ID3 seems to go to sleep waiting for a charge that has been scheduled on the Zappi and doesn't wake up when the Zappi asks it to. Could be irrelevant but I thought I'd mention it!
That is exactly our problem. Have you tried the Zappi timers?

G43FAN
Posts: 256
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:27 am

Post by G43FAN » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:45 am

Scratch wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:14 am
steve wrote:
Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:05 pm
I have a Zappi charger and over on their forums some people have reported that the ID3 seems to go to sleep waiting for a charge that has been scheduled on the Zappi and doesn't wake up when the Zappi asks it to. Could be irrelevant but I thought I'd mention it!
That is exactly our problem. Have you tried the Zappi timers?
I use the Zappi for 'scheduled' overnight charging with so far no problems. 'Smart' charging is a whole other adventure in mental arithmetic, I believe this is due to the ID.3 not giving out it's SoC via the API and this affects many charging (all) devices not just the Zappi.
I have experienced the 'awakening issue' but only after charging the car for a period then stopping the charge and then, trying to start charging again some hours later. So not really an everyday pattern. A single click of the remote allows it to restart though.
Family Pro: East Derry Wheels: Moonstone Grey - Software 2.1
Zappi Charger with Solar Edge 6kW PV array.
Android Connect ID App

Leccy
Posts: 79
Joined: Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:08 am

Post by Leccy » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:09 am

Update from my ongoing dialogue with Pod Point support. They acknowledge the problem and say they’re working on a fix for when the car is connected for a scheduled charge, shortly afterwards the ID.3’s red light comes on and cable unlocks (even though when the scheduled charge time arrives the cable locks and the charge goes ahead).

I tested it at their requests for short charge periods, which also showed that if the scheduled charge end time arrives before the car’s charge level threshold is reached the red light comes on and cable unlocks! Hadn’t seen that before as my scheduled charges ended because the car reached 80%.

All points points to an issue within the scheduled charging function they added, normal charging is all fine, but when the Pod Point is telling the car what to do it messes up with the fault light and unlocking. Does on my charger anyway, which was only installed couple of months ago so it’s not as if it’s an old unit :x
ID.3 Max / v2.1 / Stonewashed Blue / Andoya Wheels

Post Reply