GladeStorm wrote:WattsUp: notice that it's a "one-time" alert -it doesn't reset itself. I'm guessing that it only applies to charging; ie it notifies you (one time) when your charge is above the setting. (and personally, I can't find much use for it)
Yes, it only seems to trigger when the level rises
above the alert level.
This alert is useful if, for example, you know from previous experience that you need, say, a 60% charge to get home from somewhere. Set an alert for 60% and you'll know the moment you can leave (and make it home) without having to continuously check the SOC yourself, or end up waiting longer than necessary.
Another usage is people who want to avoid charging past a particular level (in the interest of maintaining battery health). I'm not advocating that usage one way or another, but it is another reason why someone might find the alert useful -- because they want to know when their battery has reached a certain SOC, and they can go disconnect the EVSE to prevent further charging.
My main point of my report was that, although I did eventually receive a notification, I didn't receive it in a timely manner. Seemingly, my logging into MFM is what triggered the notification to be sent. And, I am completely unsurprised if this might be due to buggy MFM server software. (The alert should have triggered by itself, very close in time to when the battery actually reached the selected SOC, and without me logging into MFM.)
GladeStorm wrote:-I never noticed that setting!... but mine seems to work.
I set it to a level below my current charge; it sync'd in about 20 seconds and then I immediately received an email.
Unfortunately, your test was a little unfair in that you set the level to something you knew would trigger immediately. You could try setting it to a level above
your current battery SOC, start charging, and see if/when you get the notification at the correct time or, like me, if you only get it later (when you finally log back into MFM).