I have only had a V2G charger for 24 hours and everything seems to be working ok… but I would really like advice about using this system - especially how it should be configured/set up to meet specific use scenarios.
Also, there is one fundamental question that needs answering:
- What is the function of the On/Off button on my V2G charger? I was told that I did not need to turn it on or off, just plug in my car and it would work.
Now the Use Scenarios and setup questions:
- We have no “typical” day. We are self employed and some days we do not use the car much at all, but we do need to make sure we have 25-30% charge for random local journeys at any time. The idea of setting a “normal” time of day when 100% charge is required does not fit with our needs.
- Some days we will need 100% charge available at a known time - this could be for a trip at the extent of the car’s range. This might be required for a meeting in the morning or afternoon.
So how should the web app scheduled charge timer be set? Turned off completely? Will that allow my car’s charge to float around levels needed by Ovo with the only requirement being the minimum charge we need at any time. Then when we know we have a longer journey coming up, change things as needed. For example if we have a long journey starting early in the morning, should I change the schedule temporarily to give me 100% charge on that next day morning (and then turn schedules off afterwards).
I am thinking that if my long journey is later in the day I can simply use Boost to whack it up to 100% in time for my departing. Will it charge at maximum rate (I see around 5.4KW) if I use Boost or should I plan on it floating at a lower charge rate? If I am to be doing this manual override I do need to know about such details.
Overall, at present the web app seems ok but far too simple to provide the level of fine grained control over things.
The lack of any user guide seems to be an omission that needs to be corrected asap. It is possible that I have simply missed a communication in this respect and that a user guide does exist - in which case I would be happy to be corrected.
If a user guide is created, can I ask that “typical use scenarios” are described with the settings needed to work best in such scenarios? Of course I would like our use scenario to be included!
Many thanks in anticipation of your help…
Best answer by Darran_OVO
I’m going to get hold of a user guide for you, you should have been left one when the unit was installed so apologies for that.