powersurge wrote:I own one, and find the Schneider to be a great charger.
You really don't need to set the car for delayed charging because the charger can easily be set for delay.
I imagine that if you plug it in and it is not charging, the charger may turn itself off as a safety feature.
My advice, don't post your question here because nobody will know anything about this.... Call Schneider directly.... They answer the phones after only a few rings.
Don't let people here GUESS about stuff they don't know..
First off Schneider does not sell chargers
You are the one guessing. Any EVSE (the "charger" is in the car, not mounted on the wall) that complies with the SAE J1772 standard will allow for delayed charging. If it does not, it is either a design problem or a defective EVSE. The EVSE never "shuts itself off" - it is always "on" when plugged in. The pilot signal is used to by the charger (built in the car) to control the flow of electricity. The EVSE responds to the request by the charger, and if all systems are "go", then will provide power. If it is functioning correctly, the Schneider should sit there indefinitely in the B state. If it is going into a fault mode, it is a sign that something is wrong (particularly since the breaker needs to be toggled to clear the error state)
Yes, the OP should contact Schneider as there is a problem with their EVSE. Using the delay on the EVSE instead of the car may be a short term solution, but I would be concerned that the EVSE may fail completely since it is currently not functioning correctly.