PodPoint timed charging?

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I have a 7kw podpoint home charger. I know that this has been discussed across several posts and forums but can anyone recommend a way that I can set up a timed charge overnight between 12.30am and 4am to get cheap rates? My car has the 2nd gen bms. I’ve emailed podpoint and asked if they intend to upgrade their current basic app but as yet no reply. It seems silly having a cheap night rate and not being able to use it.
 

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I got an electrician to install a timer to my pod point, it works a treat. £120 all in.
That sounds interesting. Do you have any more details please on how it’s installed, how the timer works, what parts are involved, how it works with podpoint etc? Thanks.
 

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He just cut the cable before the pod point box and fitted a timer with trio out switch, works great.
 

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That’s great. Mines outside so it might not work for me. Is this just a one off or is it a company that I could contact? Thanks.
 

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mine is outside too, it's a waterproof box .
it's an electrician who just worked out what to do he is in leeds.
 

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Oh ok. Well I’m pleased that it works for you.
 

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Quick update. Podpoint emailed me back ref. my timed charging info request. They apparently have a revised app close to beta testing - no timescales though.
if you’d like to sign up for beta testing when it’s available here’s the link:
Pod Point Labs | Sign Up
 

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Thank you for this. I could put a timer in but had heard that things were being developed but had not found any details. Joined the beta testing
 

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No problem - let’s see how it progresses...
 

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Quick update. Podpoint emailed me back ref. my timed charging info request. They apparently have a revised app close to beta testing - no timescales though.
if you’d like to sign up for beta testing when it’s available here’s the link:
Pod Point Labs | Sign Up
I hate to be pessimistic on this as I'd love for them to come through, but Podpoint has been talking about this update being on the way for over a year. Last message I had from them this time last year was that this was going to be available in 2020. Obviously they have had a takeover and Covid19 to contend with so I'm giving them a free pass! But I hope that we aren't going to keep being fobbed off. It was the main reason I went with their charger!
 

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