How to schedule a charge on your Project EV Car Charger

In this guide...

We'll show you how to set up a schedule on your Project EV Charger.
Either watch the video or read our step by step instructions below.

Prefer written instructions? Use our step by step guide below if you need to.

  1. Ensure the charger is in App Mode.
  2. To enable this, go to settings, then go to parameter settings.
  3. Go to charging model, change the mode to App Mode.
  4. The message "Executed Successfully shown on screen" will be shown on the screen.
  5. The charger will now automatically reboot into App Mode.
  6. Return to the Home Screen.
  7. On the home screen you'll see reserve charging and Preset Charge Functions.
  8. You can choose to schedule based on the following Preset Charge Functions.
  9. Costs, choose total amount of money to spend on charge. Energy, choose total amount of energy to charge. Time, choose total amount of time to charge.
  10. You can also choose to use the reserve charge function which allows you to make use of off-peak tariffs choosing specific start times.
  11. Enter the time you'd like the charger to begin its charge.
  12. Press on to start the reserve charging.
  13. Press cancel to stop reserve charging.

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  • I tried to follow the guide but the app screen in the video doesn't match the lastest app I have.

    Also pre-set charge reservation doesn't work for start time 00:30 for 4hrs with everyday set.

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  • Same here.  I followed this guide, and set reserve charging for 0:30 the next morning.  It did not charge the car.

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  • Hi Kevin, ProjectEV have confirmed to me verbally that there is a problem with their reserved scheduling. I have been waiting for over two months now for some new firmware and they can't provide an indication when the new firmware with a fix will be released. I asked many times and I think becuase I kept asking they switched me over to the Electric Miles. This is working perfectly for the automatic charging using my low rate tariff time period. Before I was either having to wake up at 12:30am or start a scheduled charge at 11:55pm for 4.5hrs to make the best use of the low rate.

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  • Hi Matt, thanks for your update.  They switched me to "Electric Miles" today - I will find out if it works at 00:30 tomorrow morning :)

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  • It is now 03:27 am.  "Electric Miles" failed in the same way - I had to start it manually.  Please let me know how you got it to work, Matt.  I set up the car and the supplier tariff rates as close as I could (neither of mine were in their lists) and then chose "Schedule charging" 0:31 save

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  • The only proceedure that works for me is:

    1 - unloick the car

    2 - unplug the cable from the car

    3 - plug the cable in the car

    4 - Start "Charge now" on the app  (now Electric Miles, before Project EV)

     

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  • Hi Kevin,

    The exact tariff I was on was also not there either but I selected Octopus Energy -> Octopus Go which had off-peak times of 00:30 to 04:30 the same. Electric miles have since added my tariff after I called them and sent the details. I understand they are looking in to ways to make that aspect better.

    The magic setting for me was to turn on smart charging. It has worked everytime flawlessly for me and it turns on and off at exactly the right time whereas the Project EV app when it tried to do it was always off by a minute or two. After selecting the tariff and having smart charging turned on you can see the rates in settings and if the car is ready to charge ie plugged in then it will show you next charging window times on the home screen.

    I have tested the schedule charge feature when I was switched to Electric Miles, again this worked fine and I see this as a good way to top up the car if the 4 hours over night is not enough for the next journey/trip rather than having to cancel the reserved charging like you would need to do with Project EV and then remember to re-enter all the reserved charging settings again.

     

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  • Hi Matt,  Thank you for your detailed instructions.  I do not think we have the same problem as you say that the original app worked with timed delay, but was a minute or two off, whereas I have not yet had any successful delayed switch on - though both apps thought they were doing it.

    "Electric Miles" failed.  I set up "smart charging" as directed.  I have set up the utility to be Octopus Go 0:30 - 05:30 as this is the nearest to my actual Octopus Go 0:30 to 04:30.  When I went to bed it was happy that its "next smart charging window" was 0:30 to 05:30, in lilac.  When I came down and checked, my car is uncharged. (03:10 am).  I tried telling it to "Charge now" for 4h.  The app responded with "Oops something went wrong" in a toast - and did not actually start charging (though the app now showed a green "stop charge" button.  
    I have started it charging by:
    1 - unlock the car
    2 - unplug the cable from the car
    3 - plug the cable in the car
    4 - Start "Charge now" on the app with the amount of time set to 4h.
    With both this and the original ProjectEV app there appears to be the same problem - they try to start charging after a timed delay, and the unit will not switch on, but gives some error.  Unlocking the car is not enough, it needs the cable to be unplugged and plugged.
    I will post here if this eventually gets fixed.

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