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    What kind of changes or improvements do you hope...

    I know it was a lot of talk about it, but anyway... I wish that adaptive cruise control was a standard. I have Sep 2018 M3 AWD and to pay $5000 to have it adaptive... I understand that Tesla wanted to push Autopilot, but I do not need it even now. But in 2018 even much cheaper cars had it.
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    Charging amperage limit at home now is 48A?

    No, I was told by Tesla before I came for display change that they will replace a hood lock and also port lock pin or something like that (it was in a phone conversation). I did not a my charge method, and did not try to charge yet (i still have it charged more than 80%). I think that when I...
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    Charging amperage limit at home now is 48A?

    It was also set to 32A. After Tesla changed the port for updated version (now I recall they change it because of some famous port pin problems) my charge setting was set for minimum, 5A. That is why I moved slider and realised that max is 48A.
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    Charging amperage limit at home now is 48A?

    Hmm, for some reason I have a feeling that it showed 32A before (but it is possible it was when I used adapter for NEMA 14-50 which I installed at home). I did not check actually what it shows now if I plug that adapter, I have more than enough juice coming back from Tesla service.
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    Charging amperage limit at home now is 48A?

    While I was in Tesla service (display change) Tesla changed my hood lock and port for upgrade versions as I was told. When I got home I noticed in my scheduled charging that I can set now amperage up to 48A. I could be mistaken, but I think before I had limit 32A. I do not think I really need to...
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    Only 198 volts on nema 14-50. Yikes!?

    If I read correct, start voltage was about 203-204V and load voltage was 198V, which makes difference 6V. Does not look like a big drop.
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    Only 198 volts on nema 14-50. Yikes!?

    I do not think that software is smart enough to know that you on a 208V line and deal with it as if you were on a 240V line. So, in reality the drop is about 5-6V which is fine, but software does not think so. Try to limit current to 24A or find the maximum amperage what software still allow you...
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    Only 198 volts on nema 14-50. Yikes!?

    It looks like the voltage drops too low, so software limits the current.
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    Only 198 volts on nema 14-50. Yikes!?

    I do not think that using step-up transformer is a good idea: the cost of transformer ($500?) will never paid off, couple miles per hour speed up will not make much of a difference, involving extra element to something what should be as simple as possible does not make it more reliable, higher...
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    Who Else Doesn't Care about the Performance Model? vs. AWD

    I am pretty sure that if we take a survey we could see strong relation of age of the driver and his car (performance vs non performance) choice. The younger drivers mostly would go for P, experienced ones for non P. Also, people do not like to agree that they made a mistake, so most people will...
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    Model 3 Rear Drive Unit Failed?

    This is really unbelievable. I could not imagine that Tesla could give such advice: it is a Tesla, not an ICE car where alternator charges the battery only if you driving. Tesla HV inverter charges 12V battery whenever voltage drops to some level. Because of that, Tesla can drive even with...
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    Copper in a Model 3

    I actually do not see any issue here if you ask me.
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    Copper in a Model 3

    Do you know this for sure? I would be surprised to know this as to make loses at minimum aluminium cables should be much thicker than copper cables for the same amperage.
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    Copper in a Model 3

    High amperage power cables are heavy, so not only motor has a lot of a copper.
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    I live in a condo. The main breaker is only 70A. Now what? [Resolved]

    On a start your AC (and any AC) has current about 5 times higher than it takes after start. Very short time, but voltage dropping pretty low, you probably can see as light is dim for a moment. This leads to your charger stop charging as a fire preventive measure. I do not think that new AC will...
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    Tesla On Autopilot Slams Into Stalled Car

    We all remember the tragic accident when a car with the lidar (whas it Uber?) killed crossing person. Systems are not perfect yet, and until then drivers should not be relaxed, and I agree with the author that autopilot gives false sense of safety.
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    Can't decide between AWD and performance

    If I was 17 years old I would need better acceleration. The acceleration my car has now is more than enough. And yes, I feel a shove in my back and bla, bla, bla. All of it, trust me.
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    Can't decide between AWD and performance

    People forget that AWD is a very fast car with plenty of acceleration while talking about road merging and just fun. Probably some owners of performance model never tried AWD. In real life you never will need better performance except you using dead's car for the track racing.
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    Can't decide between AWD and performance

    Well, yes, a tweaked AWD. Way better hardware? Way better hardware does not include the motors and the battery at least. When I bought my AWD, I found that big paper tag with my VIN and vehicle description on a backseat. It said Performance and higher price than I paid. So car's software limited...
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    Can't decide between AWD and performance

    Somewhere I saw posting that some insurance companies treat Performance as a sport car
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    Can't decide between AWD and performance

    Yes, and it looks like that insurance is more expensive for Performance I heard.
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    Can't decide between AWD and performance

    1 second is one second. We can calculate acceleration, and other parameters. So what? In real life it is actually not much of practical use. As I said, AWD has more then enough. The motors actually are the same. Hardware updates in form of different wheels - well, no much gain either, except...
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    Can't decide between AWD and performance

    For me it was no brainer. 1 sec difference from 0 to 60 acceleration is not that great to pay so much extra. Some can say, no, it is big difference. Okay, I am not racing for the living. What the point? I always feel that my AWD has more than enough power. I am not even talking about wheels...
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    Vampire Drain/Loss Tracking

    Looks like Tesla uses one computer for everything, from monitoring connections and low voltage battery to FSD, and power needed to do these jobs is quite different. I can imagine that for autopilot and FSD computer should have great computing power, but many times lower for other things. If...
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    Vampire Drain/Loss Tracking

    I think that to monitor and recharge 12V battery no need to wake up computer, this simple function does not need a comp, can be done very simple. if Tesla wakes up computer just to monitor and recharge 12v it would be wasting a lot of energy, but Tesla somewhere said it also does some testing. I...
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    Vampire Drain/Loss Tracking

    No, I did not call all or any features wasteful.
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    Vampire Drain/Loss Tracking

    I noticed that my Tesla vampire drain a little bit changed. Some time ago it would charge every third day if it just stays in garage. Now it charges every other day, but vampire drain became lower: once it charged only 0.3KWH, other times about 0.5KWH or a bit more.
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    Vampire Drain/Loss Tracking

    I imagine cars like this could've find their owners, but Tesla choose other way around. Even if you did not choose the EAP or FSD options you still paid for all the hardware.
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    Anyone know what this part is? Found it in my center console...

    I suppose that cas was in for service and worker pull it of to connect equipment to OBD (behind that cover). He then put that part into central console so it would not be lost. Later another worker did not know where that cover was and used another one to cover. So, now you got two.
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    Calculating Charging Costs...

    To calculate exact cost it is not so eazy, as you have to take all things into account, not only rate , but also delivery charge and some surcharges. Some charges take into account KWH consumed and some of them not. But generally you can calculate roughly cost of 1 KWH just dividing your total...
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    Charging questions for someone who does not drive everyday

    In case of vampire drain I think it is a pay for a lot of extra features we have in a model 3 comparing to other EVs. Lite-ion cells themself practically do not have self discharge or it is very small at least.
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    Charging questions for someone who does not drive everyday

    Sometimes I do not drive the car whole week, it is sitting in a garage. I set it to be charged at 2:00 AM to 70%. As others said no harm if it stays connected. Just set the SOC limit and time.
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    Information about the Model 3 battery vs Model S\X

    Let say it allows higher temperatures. You then damaged the battery after setting temperature too high. Will you take responsibility? A lot of people have no idea how things work and they do not have to. Allow them to play with the settings and you will pay for all damages they will make.
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    Information about the Model 3 battery vs Model S\X

    I think that Tesla gave less user control on purpose. Too much control will lead to more battery fails, and why Tesla need this headache? Unfortunately most owners not really have great knowledge about battery. Also, Tesla want to make ownership as less confusing as possible. Now imagine average...
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    Sometimes my Tesla won’t shut down!

    I never thought that turning off WiFi will make my car asleep so fast, I have to try now. As I do not even use my car on a daily basis, basically what I am paying for is a vampire drain (I bought my car in September 2018, have less than 700 miles on it). I do not care if I will have update...
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    I Have Some N00B Battery Questions

    One thing more: schedule the charge closer to your morning drive, that way your battery will be a bit warmer, it helps for winter driving. Also, if you want a bit savings, use NEMA 14-50 240V 32A instead of 120V outlet. It is not just faster, but more effective also.
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    Electrify America (VW's EA) to Install Tesla Powerpacks at High Power Stations

    I do not know how 350KWH will make a difference. It is just 3-4 cars to charge.So, if station is really busy it may help only for short period of time.
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    POLL: What vampire drain are you seeing on your 3?

    Well, as all loads except A/C and heater use low voltage battery, it is no surprise that your battery almost has no vampire drain with disconnected 12V battery. HV battery practically has no vampire drain at all.
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    Vampire Drain/Loss Tracking

    I don't think it takes energy from outlet to cover vampire drain when plugged in. My car stays in garage often more than 3-4 days with no driving and I noticed that it only charges every other day to cover vampire drain (2.5-3kWH), but does not consume any other time than that.
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    Vampire Drain/Loss Tracking

    It will be charged of HV battery, but it does not matter really, all energy comes of your outlet anyway.
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    Vampire Drain/Loss Tracking

    Great data. Actually, I believe that losses of DC2DC are very small, so I would leave (I was sure that it was always on) DC2DC always on as it was suggested in the article. It would not make vampire drain less, but will prolong 12V battery life.
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    Vampire Drain/Loss Tracking

    Do not forget that front camera area has heating also, at least on S and X models, so I assume that on a model 3 too. So, thinking of all of that I do not even know how to keep load less than 30W!.
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    Vampire Drain/Loss Tracking

    It looks like Tesla is checking for updates, charging 12V battery, doing some tests while parking, and does not shut the pump about two hours after parking in garage. I understand that checking for updates, bluetooth, WiFi take very small amount, probably couple watt, but pumping takes much...
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    200 Wh/mile to use heater?

    It is funny how we become obsessed with wh/mile after buying Tesla. The cost per mile actually a few times less than for ICE cars. The same people drove ICE cars a year ago and used AC for full blast, stay idle for long and so on without even thinking how it will affect their wallet. Now, we are...
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    I think my car is lying to me...

    Actually EPA numbers are about how much you spend energy per mile and should be calculated in order with some conditions. It has nothing to do with how many miles you can get on full charge. I mean, you cannot calculate EPA just having or guessing your battery capacity and the mileage, so...
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    Insomnia: Car Won't Sleep, Vampire Drain, & Tesla Doesn't Know Why

    No, app never says "asleep". It says "parked", ut when you open app it says also something like "waking up"..., so basically it means that car "asleep".
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    Vampire Drain/Loss Tracking

    Yes, but with my car this behavior was all the time, I can't say it became more after update. When you park at work, there are no WiFi connection probably and car goes to sleep sooner, bbut it is only a guess.
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    Vampire Drain/Loss Tracking

    Trust me, I am wondering the same way. I asked more than ones about that whirring noise, but nobody gave me the answer except "some pump". Because I did not find any real pattern, I just decided to my self that this pump probably some how related to the cooling and start working when DC2DC...

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