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    Any reason not to hook up a battery tender to the 12 volt battery ?

    To avoid 12V cycling, you need a tender that can provide about 50 watts -- at 12V, that's a tad over 4A. There are many recommendations on this thread for suitable 12V tenders of that specification. I popped the nose cone, connected some terminals to the battery posts, routed them inside the...
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    Any reason not to hook up a battery tender to the 12 volt battery ?

    When driving, the traction battery provides all of the energy, including charging the 12V; you are not draining the 12V while driving despite the extra "widgets". Also, 12V batteries were not designed for very thirsty vampire drain when parked. Calculations indicate that the vampire drain on...
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    Any reason not to hook up a battery tender to the 12 volt battery ?

    Sorry, but this advise is not correct. Keeping the car plugged in will certainly keep the 12 battery charged, but it won't prevent the cycling that wears out the 12V. The car when plugged in will NOT "float" charge the 12V, it will wait until the 12V is discharged to some level by the car...
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    Firmware 8.1 - Classics

    Yeah, I just noticed this myself. It probably began with the last firmware update. Very annoying.
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    Any reason not to hook up a battery tender to the 12 volt battery ?

    The 12V is only charged when the main drive battery contractors are closed and the DC/DC converter is running. When the car is plugged in and not charging, the 12V will still cycle.
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    Any reason not to hook up a battery tender to the 12 volt battery ?

    Spot on. The 12V battery only cycles when the car is parked and "off". Cycles kill the 12V battery, so driving a lot or using a tender when parked and "off" does the same thing to limit the 12V battery cycling. I'm at nearly 60k miles on a new car I picked up in Fremont in July 2014, and have...
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    VisibleTesla

    Brilliant! This worked for me as well, on the same configuration (VT 0.50.08 on Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.3). VT is sending notifications again.
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    VisibleTesla

    I'm running 0.50.08 on my Mac, and VT notifications stopped working after I updated the OS to Higher Sierra (10.13). I suspect it's the OS that's causing the blockage because those with the same version of VT on Windows are not reporting any issue. I tried disabling the firewall and some other...
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    Firmware 8.0 - For Classic Model S

    and I have no idea how or why, but after suffering for days with this idiotic behavior of unmuting when the driver's door is opened, my car has suddenly and without a firmware update or reboot, stopped doing it. it also stopped the spontaneous reboot of the center screen about an hour after I...
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    Firmware 8.0 - For Classic Model S

    Two bugs with 8.0 (2.36.108) on my classic P85+... Center 17" screen reboots constantly while driving. I get about 3 to 5 minutes, and the screen goes black, the A/C goes off, Bluetooth dies (bad if on the phone), and it reboots. I called Tesla service (from the car, call stays up but...
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    Firmware 8.0 - For Classic Model S

    Correct. With Camera on the bottom, single tapping Media or Energy will replace Camera on the bottom regardless of what's on top. Single tap Nav and it will replace what's on top unless it's Camera, in which case Nav will occupy the bottom.
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    Firmware 8.0 - For Classic Model S

    Exactly! I just ran out the garage to try it to be sure. Energy on top, Nav on the bottom, tap Phone and it replaces Nav on the bottom, leaving Energy on top.
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    Firmware 8.0 - For Classic Model S

    Here's how I actually see it working... If Nav or Camera app tapped... - If neither the Nav nor Camera app are open on top, them load the one tapped on top. - If Nav or Camera are already open on top, load the one tapped at the bottom. If other app tapped... - Replace app on bottom All apps...
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    Firmware 8.0 - For Classic Model S

    Not quite. It won't move any open app from bottom to top. If you have Energy on top an Camera on bottom, tap Nav and it will go on top replacing Energy leaving Camera on the bottom. But if you tap Phone and not Nav, Phone goes on the bottom replacing Camera, leaving Energy on top.
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    Firmware 8.0 - For Classic Model S

    Yes. All apps will appear where you drop them from the pull down choice, Nav and Camera included. It's only the "tap to open" maneuver when Nav and Camera default to the top. All other apps "tap to open" default is the bottom. It works just fine for me (Nav on top and Energy on the bottom)...

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