Thx for the speedy response.
The charger has been working fine for a few weeks but a couple of weeks ago I had to restart the firmware to start the charging.
This time that simple fix did not work.
But I’ve now switched off Demand Shaper, reset the firmware and IT’S CHARGING J - a great relief!
Re Demand Shaper …
Solar gen in Nov to Feb incl is 25% of the summer average so just enough to keep PowerWall charged and it to satisfy a lot of the house load.
There’s not enough to also charge the EV in ECO-mode – so it’s a case of EV charge overnight at the cheap rates.
But if you’ve been following Octopus Agile rates, it’s pretty clear that 5p to 7p rates are a thing of the past – so Demand Shaper sophistication has perhaps become less valuable.
Till now in winter, I’ve been running a Python script that in early evening sends my son a text suggesting he connects the EV before going to bed.
The script also disables OpenEVSE (to stop charging happening immediately on connection).
It then re-enabled the charger shortly after midnight when Demand Shaper took over.
I will now need to modify that script so that the charger is not re-enabled until say 1am which will then trigger the start of NORMAL charging – a crude approach.
Reading the notes on the new WiFi firmware suggests the RAPI command $ST to control timing has been disabled?
Thx & regards
PS – Doing all this remotely (my son lives 40 miles away) is great ‘fun’ but as you know, I’m a great fan of remote.it