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110V for short commute?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by BBB4000, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. marcad80

    marcad80 Member

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    Do I think I know more than Tesla Engineers???? Hilarious. That's why I said "I don't have alot of evidence on this"
    As far as the fan goes, charging at less than 1000w, I don't even hear the fan on at all. I guess a fan being off will shorten it's life though.....
    But again, I don't have any facts about whether the fans are on or the coolant is circulating other than my ears in a quite garage, before you ask me if I know more that a Tesla Coolant Engineer.....
     
  2. DarkMatter

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    Did the math wrong earlier. It's more like paying $1.40 vs $1.05 to put $1.00 worth of electricity in the car. Same idea. Charge at 240 if you can.
     
  3. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    You can get away with 120V outlet for awhile but come winter time you might just keep your range steady as most of energy will go to heating pack. Definitely look into a 240V 14-50 outlet as it makes ownership more enjoyable. If you went on a long trip and came back almost empty the recharge time on a 120V outlet can be measured in days.
     
  4. BBB4000

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    Yup, 240V is the long term plan. Thanks for the info.
     
  5. AWDtsla

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    They don't run continuously while charging with 110.
     

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