I have two mechanical timers - One for 120 and one for 240, but truth be told, I rarely use either one to do the charging simply because readjusting them for each individual session is such a pain - I *thought* they were going to be a great idea, but it just didn't work out that wayolagon wrote:What about using a light timer? You can buy one at a local hardware store for $5. They have some rated for 15 amps so good enough at the 110 charging level. Easy to set start and stop time mechanically.
What I do now is a quick mental calculation of about how long it needs to charge, depending on whether I'm using 240 or more likely 120 and then I set the kitchen timer for the time I think it needs and go unplug it when the timer chimes. After awhile, you get pretty accurate with your time guesstimation, so I only need one trip out to the garage. If it's not quite 'done', I just give it half an hour or so more and then unplug it