Help with charging using the mini app

Discussion in 'Cooper SE' started by Nickers, Dec 31, 2023.

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  1. Nickers

    Nickers New Member

    I’m looking for help with the Mini SE app for charging. I plugged in yesterday for the first time, set the charging times to 12:00-5:00am for my cheap rate electricity and departure time of 7:45am. This is through a 3-pin charger until we move house next week.

    I woke up in the night and checked it and the times has completed changed for both charging hours and departure time and it hadn’t charged. I then changed to charge immediately, and it started. Then when I woke up at 6am, charging had stopped and reset to charging hours, but again random times.

    The car had 59% when I plugged in and only reached 80% during this time.

    I’m really confused if I’m doing something wrong or need to do something with the car as well?

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  3. endquote

    endquote Active Member

    Hello, looks like we're both blackout/powerspoke drivers!

    I'd personally try putting all the settings in the car rather than the app to start out with.
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  4. Puppethead

    Puppethead Well-Known Member

    I believe the issue is setting the departure time outside of the charge window. The SE back figures when to start charging in order to be at 100% for departure time, but it may stop to keep within the charge window. So let's say it needed three hours to reach 100%, 7:30 - 3 would start charging at (roughly) 4 am or so, and then at 5 am it would stop to avoid charging outside the window. Set your departure time to your charge window end time and see if that helps.

    I recently discovered if your departure time is outside of your low-cost charge window the SE will climatize the vehicle but will not draw from the wall power so you'll end up losing a few % SoC (the SE will be the same as if unplugged when climatizing).
  5. Louis W

    Louis W Member

    If you're using the wall charger in a regular 120V household outlet and started at 58%, then 80% may have been the best it could do in the five hours, i.e. it only charged between midnight and 5a like you specified.

    Slow charging is 120V @ 12A, or 1.4 kW. In real life, that's only about 2-3% per hour.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2024

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