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How to have start charging even though set to "Value Charge"

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:14 pm
by SteveMat
Is there a way to have the Ford Focus Electric start charging immediately even though it is set to "Value Charge"? I read the manual and I couldn't find anything.

On our Chrysler Pacifica PHEV, if it is set to start charging at 2AM, if you plug in, unplug, and plug back in, it will start charging right then. You do not need to change any settings.

Re: How to have start charging even though set to "Value Cha

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:43 pm
by EVA
Nope, doesn't work that way. There's no secret handshake like that. Pretty sure you can hit charge now inside the car when you plug it in. Haven't used value charge for a long time.

Re: How to have start charging even though set to "Value Cha

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:30 pm
by jmueller065
Yeah when you turn off the car the right screen on the dash will present a choice: Value Charge or Charge Now. Use the keypad on the right side of the steering wheel and select Charge Now--before you even plug it in.

I used to use that all the time--it was really annoying when I discovered the C-Max didn't have a similar feature (instead it took 3 or 4 taps on the radio screen to perform the same feature). (It is pretty easy to do in the Bolt, however ;) .)

Re: How to have start charging even though set to "Value Cha

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:51 pm
by SteveMat
Thanks, confirming what I have been seeing.

The app seems to work pretty good to change it, I just have to remember to put it back.