Of course this morning the handle will not release in the privacy of my garage and vehicle unlocked.
Open the drivers door, nothing.
Press the door unlock, nothing.
Must sit down in the vehicle, lock the doors, unlock the doors, exit vehicle and the charging cord is now released.
I believe pressing unlock on the fob would have also worked.... and required me to go upstairs and grab the fob.
I mean who at Jaguar thought this was necessary?
Just a rhetorical question to express continued frustration. No reply needed.
I'm not experiencing this problem. I charge at home about 2x per week. When I get home from work for example:
- Car is unlocked
- I turn off the drive motor
- I then turn on the electronics so that I can charge
- I get out of the car, open the charge cover door, plug in my cable, and then give it about 3 seconds to make sure the hand shake is done and charging is started
- In the morning, I go directly to the cable and unplug it, hang it up on the wall, close the charge door. (Car is still unlocked)
- Get in the car and drive
So I'm wondering about the difference in experience.
- Are you using a "smarter" charger that has time of day options, wifi, etc? I'm using a simple Mustart Cable 40 amp, Level 2. No wifi, time of day, etc.
- Are you setting start time charging to take advantage of better electrical rates? I'm in an area with flat rate 24x7 until you go above a certain tier. So I don't have to set a timed charge.
- Are you limiting the state of charge? I normally charge to 100% once or twice a week, usually on Friday as the car is used all day and we often take short trips on Saturday or Sunday when I want a full charge.
I'm not sure what else would be different beyond the EVSE, doing timed starts, or limiting charges. Limiting charges should only affect the disconnect, not the start of charging.
Also for comparison, with my car sitting in the garage, unlocked. I decide I want to charge it because I plan to do more driving the next day.
- I go into the garage, open the driver door, press the start button to turn on the electronics. I don't sit inside or anything. I just reach over to the start button.
- I close the door, still unlocked.
- I open the charge door and attach the charger
I have only once in the last year had the cable stick, which required me to lock and then unlock the door to release the latch. Other than that one time, the locking mechanism on the charger has released at the end of the charge?