Anyone know if there is a way to tell if someone unplugged car?

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  1. bear15

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    My question: Does anyone know if there is a way built-in the Prime (or other way) so we can know via phone etc. if the car is unplugged? I sometimes plug-in at a local car dealer for a few hours. Today when I went to pick up the car it had been unplugged with only a partial charge.
     
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    Yes, if you have the Advanced, it has an Entune feature that you can set for charge interruption notification, completion etc. Works great with my Samsung Galaxy S7. If you've locked the car, this feature also permits you to trigger the Remote Climate using your cellphone. One of the MANY advantages of the Advanced. Don't forget that you can push the button near your car's charge connection to lock the cable plug onto your car. Of course, any hoser dirtbag who disconnects a CHARGING vehicle and doesn't reconnect it, is probably not above vandalism, so be careful.

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    If you have an Advanced, the Entune app can sent you emails on whether the car has a Charge interruption, a Charge completion, a Charge restart after you sent a command to restart, and a Charge start if you came home and forgot to plug it in. You can also manage your charge of the car and see what the charge status at anytime. It will tell you the percentage of charge at the time and whether it is charging. I love the app and use it all the time. Also you can lock the charging cord to the car by pressing the button next to the green light at the plug at the car. If you are using the cord that came with the car, I am not sure what to do to stop someone from unplugging the cord from the 120V outlet. Hope this helps!

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    If you have the Plus or Premium, you are in the blind in regard to that concern.

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    Thank you very much for the rapid and helpful information. Unfortunately, we have the plus. If we lock the plug to the car, how do I unlock it?

     
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    Press the same button again to unlock.

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    Make sure you have your key fob nearby, when you trigger the lock/unlock button.

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    Are you sure the Plus has the button? I see the indicator light and a solid plug where a button might go, but I do not see a button that can be pressed.

     
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    If you don't see this button, you don't have it. Sorry if you don't.

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    Many thanks for the picture. Yes, we do NOT have the button. I guess we will need to try some mods in the future.

     
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    Is there there a way to have it auto lock once the chargers plugged in instead of pressing that button? If so, how? Sorry, I don't have my manual with me at the moment...
     
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    I know there is a way on the car, but being I don't use it, I would have to poke around or refer to the manual.

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    Here is what the manual says.

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    The Prime ebrochure shows it on the Premium and up, not on the Plus.
     
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    Is this available on the premium models? Searched in the vehicle settings and couldn't find it...
     
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    Nevermind, found it, thx!
     
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    I have a Plus too and this is probably the one feature I would like to have ... I use Chargepoint at work and have it setup for text messages, e.g. when I unplug i get a receipt with the charge and a statement that it was unplugged, typically within less than 30 sec. So, if somewhere were to unplug me, i would get a message ... might now work in all places but more than nothing
     
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    Thanks to everyone that helped answer my question and much more. . .

    My question: Does anyone know if there is a way built-in the Prime (or other way) so we can know via phone etc. if the car is unplugged? I sometimes plug-in at a local car dealer for a few hours (not a charge point terminal). Today when I went to pick up the car it had been unplugged with only a partial charge.
     
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    With the use of Chargepoint chargers, it can inform you when the vehicle was unplugged, the duration of the charge and KWH that was pushed to the vehicle.
     
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    I just discovered that after using Chargepoint for the first time (on the promotional card). Found a station at a Walgrens one block fro the movie theater. Just about exactly one charge away from home so that worked out.
     
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