Zappi “Charge Delayed” Message. How to Fix it?

Electric vehicle charging is a crucial aspect of owning an EV, and when you encounter issues during the charging process, it can be frustrating.

One issue that some Zappi EV charger users have reported is the “Charge Delayed” message, which can cause confusion and delays in the charging process.

In this article, we will explore the possible causes of the Zappi message and provide you with some solutions to fix the issue.

Whether you are a new or experienced Zappi EV charger user, this guide will help you troubleshoot and solve the problem.

Why Does “Charge Delayed” Message Appear?

When the message “Charge Delayed” appears on the screen of your Zappi charger, it means that the charger is attempting to deliver power to your EV, but the EV is unable to accept it at that time.

There are several reasons why this might happen.

Reason 1: Charge timer issue

Firstly, if you have set any charge timers in your EV, they might be preventing the charge from happening immediately.

Charge timers allow you to schedule the charging process according to your needs, but if they are set to a later time, the charger will not start charging until that time arrives.

Solution: What you need to do is check whether you have set any charge timers in your EV. If you have, you will need to disable them to allow the charger to start delivering power immediately.

Reason 2: Central locking isn’t activated

The second reason why your EV might not be accepting power from your Zappi charger is that some EV models require the central locking to be activated before charging can commence.

For instance, the MG EV requires you to activate the central locking before plugging in the charger.

Make sure that you activate the central locking before plugging in the charger. This will ensure that the EV is ready to receive power from the charger.

Reason 3: Connection issue

If there is a problem with the connection between the Zappi and the EV, it could cause the charge to be delayed or not start at all.

Check that the cable is securely plugged in and that there are no faults with the cable or connectors.

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Reason 4: Communication issue

The Zappi may be struggling to communicate with the EV, especially if the car is asleep or not responding.

This can be more common in Eco++ mode as the Zappi starts and stops as the solar power available varies.

There are settings in the Zappi to overcome this. You may also try waking up the car or resetting the EV’s communication system to establish a connection.

Reason 5: Power issue

If there is not enough power available from the grid or the solar panels, the charge may be delayed until there is sufficient power. This is more likely to occur in Eco++ mode, where the Zappi prioritizes using solar power over grid power.

Reduce the power usage of other appliances in the home during charging to make more power available to the Zappi. You may also consider adding more solar panels or a battery backup system to increase the amount of solar power available.

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Reason 6: Software issue

There could be a software issue with either the Zappi or the EV that is preventing the charge from starting.

Check that both devices are up to date with the latest firmware and software updates.