What's the Button Above the Fuel Hatch Release?

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  1. hcprius

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    Anyone know what the button is pictured on the dash to the left and below the steering wheel, right above the button that opens the fuel hatch? Looks like a little clock maybe?

    I've looked through the manuals and don't see it described. In fact in the first few pages of the main Prime manual every other button is labeled except that one.

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    Charging timer switch.


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    Very handy for those times when the car is waiting for a timed event and you decide you want to charge right away. You don't even need to get in. Just, open the door, hit the button, and use the steering wheel buttons to change it to "charge now." I've used it a bunch of times already in the two weeks I've had mine.
     
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    You don't even need to do that. Just physically plug in 2 - 3 times in "fairly" rapid succession and it will start charging. Say twice in 20-30 seconds total. I leave it in long enough to hear the power module on the cord detect and click, then unplug and do it again the stop and look at your blue LED's. You don't even need to get in the car.
     
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    True. I'd be fine with doing that with my L1 EVSE. The L2 I use at home is very snug and I wouldn't want to be doing that very often. Hence the button routine.
     
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