RobbW wrote:Has anyone managed to find a hack to extend the usable range of the remote? Or any method for initiating the pre-cool/heat process without using the remote (e.g. cellular hack, networked EVSE, etc.)?
I finally, Finally, FINALLY got my work to install a Chargepoint EVSE. This will be my first winter being able to charge while at work, and I'm very excited. Well, I *was* excited until I realized that the distance from my office building to the Chargepoint EVSE is too far for the iMiEV remote to work. So, I currently am unable to trigger the climate preconditioning via the remote. So, I will be able to leave work at the end of the day with a fully charge battery (Yea!), but I won't be able to preheat my car in the winter (Boo!).
I was just wondering if anyone has found a way to activate climate preconditioning when the remote is too far away? Is there any way to send a signal via a networked Chargepoint EVSE? Or to hook up a cellphone in the car somehow that could relay the signal? Or any way to boost the signal on the remote?
Considering how expensive those remotes are I’m not sure I’d risk it
Seems easier to leave the remote in the car and make some sort of gizmo to push the remote buttons for preheat at a set time. Although that’s hardly trivial.