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I’ve been laid up for a couple of weeks due to surgery but have been thinking about the Mazda app. What are the advantages of the app, what will it do. I think, I’m sure Thebriggie has it & got to know Alan well on the forum so I think he will be one of the first to answer, always ready to help people is Alan. Still using granny charger, just had all of front garden dug up, lovely verge dug across our road to the pavement on the other side, gosh what a job. I was linked to next door, I kid you not it took 3 weeks. I’m sure it’s going to be worth it, now have to get charger installed, but I have to bite the bullet & learn how to use it. Also have front & rear dash cams which I didn’t realise would require an app so have to sort that one as well. With all of this going on I still love this car.
 

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Paul, hope your recovering well and all went OK with your op. Here's hoping you and all forum members have a good Christmas 🎄 and a braw New Year 🍻🍾

Let 2022 bring new topics, solutions, more information sharing, less issues and loads of MX30 enjoyment! Oh and Mazda giving more updates to improve efficiency, remote functions, ota car updates and frunks to name some on my Xmas list🤞:)

Alan🎅

P.s still waiting my pavement and driveway being dug up to remove looped power feed and give me a juice boost. Just been over 5 months and counting but at least it gave me time to put a 32amp feed into the garage from the house on a stand alone consumer unit in advance of SPEN doing the work. Then who knows how long until newmotion are available...hey ho all things come to those who wait(y)
 

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Paul, my thoughts on the app to date. The app does not talk directly to the car. The app sends requests via the phones network or wifi to a central server. When you register you have to include the vin. The vin registered on the app handshakes with the pre-registered vin on the central database. This identifies the vehicle to send the request to. It is received in the car via its own network connection and performs the request. This is my understanding to date.

You can start and stop charging remotely..assuming the car is plugged in and ready
You can turn the car heater on and off remotely. Handy for preheating the car.
You can also defrost the front and rear screen remotely using the above function.
You can send a location to the sat navigation remotely
You can check vehicle status remotely ( state of charge, tyre pressure, door lock status etc.)
You can ask for your vehicle location(see car with signal on roof on the remote screen to the left of start button)
Lock function (padlock symbol to the right of start button)

Beyond that still learning as everyday is a school day.

See pdf attached

Alan 🎅
 

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I like the functionality of the app, although the design is awful, unintuitive and hard to read. But being able to pre-heat the car on a cold winter morning is solid gold. Same thing goes for cooling it down when you're leaving the office in the middle of a heat wave during summer.

Some people have been complaining about the MX30 not using the wall outlet power when heating/cooling while being plugged in. The manual states that it should do so, but I have only seen it do it once, so I don't know what the conditions are. On the other hand, it uses 1-2% of the battery power preheating the car on a frosty morning, so it's not really an issue.
 

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Ijorg, I found this in the manual re preheating etc (bold text below). It is not clear from the wording if this would indicate it draws power from the batteries even if the external charger is active or it takes power from the external charger (via the car ac/dc convertor)

However if it is from the external charger then, for example, if you have charged to say a set 90% and it has reached that number then the external charger would be inactive having received a stop charge signal from the car or you have the charger on a timer that has switched off then it would need to take power from the batteries. That would indicate to me that batteries are the actual source of preheat power under these circumstances not the charger. See the gif attached which does not show a direct link (green arrow) to thermal management from charger but instead shows it from the battery.

I suppose what I am saying is that preheat draws from the battery and if the charger is still active it will kind of top the batteries up. Does that sound feasible?

x The recommended set temperature
is 22 °C (72 °F). If you set an
extremely high or low temperature,
power consumption will increase
and the charging time will take
longer.
x If you operate the cabin
preconditioning while the charging
connector is connected, you can
reduce the electric power
consumption of the high voltage
battery. Cabin preconditioning can
be operated even without
connecting the charging connector,
however, the electrical power of the
high voltage battery will decrease.
x If quick charge is started during cabin
preconditioning, the cabin
preconditioning is stopped.
x While the cabin preconditioning is
operating, the indicator light for the
air-conditioning power switch turns on.


Alan
 

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Cabin preconditioning can be operated even without connecting the charging connector, however, the electrical power of the high voltage battery will decrease.
I read this as "if you've plugged in the charging connector, the heating will draw power from that". Funny thing is I've seen the wallbox charger go blue (i.e. charging) during a precondition heating once. All other times it has been yellow (ready to charge, but not delivering power). I don't know what the conditions were at the time. I believe it was outside a scheduled charge, but I can't really remember.

And thank you for being so thorough!
 

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When I get home after a day licking gravel in the quarry it's nice to sit in 22 degrees and drink puddle water whilst I chew on a brick... positively balmy up ere in Edinburgh most of the year.

Alan
 
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