waidy wrote:Thanks for the speedy respond. Here's another question: If the Rav is at 10% SOC and standard charge (80%) is set, the charge time undoubtedly will be more than couple of hours (even at full speed 240V*40Amp). What would happen if the departure time is set to two hours after the RavCharge's start time? In another word, does the Rav takes both commands (from the Rav and from RavCharge)?
Dsinned and yblaser's comments are correct. RavCharge commands are indistinguishable from the "charge now" commands you would send from Toyota's Entune app. The car knows nothing about RavCharge's timers, it just gets a "charge now" command at a time that you set.
Therefore, if the car's onboard timer is set to start before your RavCharge timer, then it will. The RavCharge timer will still go through as programmed, but it will be ignored by the car and charging will continue. You'll probably get a couple extra emails from Entune though.
waidy wrote:Since I have been traveling I have not seen my Rav for several months. What would be a good feature is to allow the Rav to listen to both commands if one only want to charge to 50% SOC (or any SOC != 80% && != 100% ). Of course, this feature is only useful if departure time can be set via RavCharge.
Charging to a user-specified SOC would be great, but there's no "stop charging" command available that would facilitate such a thing. It would
be possible to notify you once a given SOC target is hit so you could unplug the car yourself, but that could lead to the problem yblaser describes of having to send a lot of queries to Entune. Still, I am considering adding a "charge monitor" feature that will query the vehicle every xx minutes while charging and could send such notifications.
Also, you mentioned setting a departure timer via RavCharge, and this is something I've also thought a lot about. I don't think it would be as simple as it might seem, however, since unlike the car's timer RavCharge doesn't know when you plug in or unplug and go somewhere. It'd have to query the car periodically to ascertain such things, and again too much of that might be problematic. But it's still on my laundry list of future improvements!
Speaking of which, I just got done with making a bunch of improvements to the code to improve reliability, most of which shouldn't be visible to users. But as always, if you notice anything strange please let me know! One new feature is that RavCharge is now capable of supporting multiple vehicles under the same Entune account. To use this feature you would login as usual with your Entune credentials, then to access the 2nd (or nth) vehicle you log out then log back in with ".2" (or ".n") appended to the end of your email address. For example, if your Entune email is firstname.lastname@example.org
, that account would work as usual for your first vehicle, and email@example.com would work for the 2nd one.
So go out and buy that 2nd or 3rd Rav you've always wanted!