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My electricity supplier brought in a new tariff with low-cost electricity overnight, so I thought we'd try charging then.
I'm seeing very erratic behaviour: it charges fully about one time in three. Sometimes it charges partially, and other times it doesn't charge at all, and the "timed charging" icon is still showing in the morning.

It charges fine during the day, and having owned it (and the Rolec wall charger) for more than 3 years I'm pretty sure that I'm used to plugging it in OK.

Anyone got any ideas what might be going on?
 

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I'm in a similar position, just changed to Octopus Go Faster, for the 4 hrs @ 5p/kWh, and cannot get the cars scheduler to operate over midnight. Originally I was on the hours of 00:30 - 04:30, which worked fine, but am now on 20:30 - 00:30, and the car just won't do it (2018 ZE40)

I've been trying various combinations, 20:30 - 00:30 (next day) - car starts at correct time then just keeps going until fully charged. Setting 20:30 - 00:00 then 00:00 - 00:30 (next day) does the same thing, starts OK, but just keeps going!

At the moment I'm compromising by charging 20:30 - 23:45, as I only need to charge once a week, sometimes less. It's annoying though, it can't be a massive feat of programming to cross over from one day to the next, surely? I didn't bother with 00:15-00:30 as it isn't worth the hassle for another 15 minutes charging.

Unfortunately I have a Charge Master charge point that isn't smart, it reports charges to the Charge Vision website (sometimes!) but tells me I can't schedule from it because I'm not a member? A smart charge point would be the obvious answer, and leave the car on "charge at any time"
 

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I'd expect it to hiccup during DST changes or something, even your local TV station has a bit of a sweat twice a year (trust me), but across a standard day changeover? That's inexcusable. Leads me to believe almost no QA was done on the feature other than setting a 10 minute charge 30 minutes away, checking the box, and saying "ship it!"
 
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