When I had my PodPoint fitted early in 2020 and asked the installer to demonstrate the delayed char using the PP App he laughed and said PP App doesn't do that your car timer does. P had been told by MG Dealer that it would. So I immediately called PP Customer Service number and they said there were no plans for that so I drove directly to the dealler and confronted them and asked them to show me how they though the PP App delayed charge. They fumbled around with and said that everyone else was doing ok with it. Further phone calls and emails uncovered that each party thought the other controlled delayed charging and although PodPoint nearly a year ago said they would "Make it a priority for their development team" there is no update available still. The fault lays a the door of MG Motors in de-spec'ing the car on the assumption that SMART HOME CHARGERS would handle the scheduled charging. unfortunately that isn't the purpose of SMART wall chargers. The PP has a Total Premises Current sensor which will suspend the vehicle charging if the total household load is approaching the Main Fuse limit to enable other domestic requirements to be fully meet (withing the main fuse limits). And secondly to link the charger via the SIM Card and 'Machine to Machine' (M2M) GSM back to PodPoint and the Local Distribution Network Operator (DNO) so the Home Charge Point can be turned off to manage local power network loads.This topic goes back to November 2019 does anyone think that Rolec or Podpoint will ever do timed charging as MG on ZSEV will not, I purchased a PP 4 months ago and the engineer who fitted it said timed charging is eminent which turned out to be rubbish, any comments.
Now to my mind it would have been helpful to that load management requirement if the SMART Spec had included a requirement for Home Charge Points to allow users to schedule their charge to off peek and to take some responsibility for load balancing but it doesn't put that requirement on the providers like PodPoint to do so.
This is why I took it upon myself to add a WiFi Relay to interrupt the control signal from the car to my Wall Charge Point which schedules my charging time to the 4 hours Octopus Go charge me 5p/kWh.
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