ChargePoint Premier on Scheduling Delayed Charging
I exclusively use ChargePoint’s app to set scheduled charge times. Jaguar’s InControl app has a similar capability, but I could never get it to work. So, I use only ChargePoint, with all InControl charge schedule features turned off. Here is my procedure (cobbled together from recommendations from at least one other forum member, who I am very grateful to).
On the ChargePoint app:
Go to menu item “Home Charger”
Go to “Schedule”
Move the Schedule on/off slider to “ON”
Next you have 2 options to set a charging schedule: Weekdays and Weekends.
Both function identically. So, I’ll just illustrate with the Weekday option.
Set the charging cycle start time under “Starts”
Set the charging cycle end time under “Ends”
Return to the previous menu (“Home Charger”), by clicking on the “<“ in the upper left hand corner.
ChargePoint video on schedule charging:
If you want ChargePoint to estimate the cost of your home charging, Go to “Settings.”
Under “Utility Plan,” select your current electric rate plan.
Return to the previous menu (“Home Charger”).
You’ve now completed the ChargePoint timed charging process.
In the I-Pace or through the InControl app:
You will need to set a pre-condition/departure time to wake up the I-Pace, so ChargePoint can communicate with the vehicle. The primary reason for the following procedure is the I-Pace, once turned off, will eventually enter sleep mode. Once it does, the ChargePoint charger will not be able to communicate with it, and consequently, won’t be able to begin the scheduled charge cycle.
In the I-Pace
Turn on the I-Pace (drive train does not have to be powered)
Go to the “Precondition” sub-menu.
I typically set a departure time at approximately 15 minutes after the beginning of my charging cycle, e.g., scheduled charge cycle 12 am - 4 am, then set departure time for 12:15 am. The logic behind this is that the I-Pace will typically begin the precondition process 30 minutes before the set departure time. Setting the departure time wakes up the I-Pace, so it can accept a charge from ChargePoint.
Video on setting departure time (includes using InControl timed charging)
Turn off the I-Pace.
Connect the charge cable to the I-Pace.
I typically lock my I-Pace, because it is not in a locked garage. Some forum members have said this isn’t necessary.
This completes the scheduled charge time setup.
If you happen to be awake sometime during the scheduled charge cycle, you can open the ChargePoint app to confirm that your I-Pace is, in fact, charging.
I’m sure there are many variations of this procedure, but this is what works for me. Good luck.