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35 Day Vacation

Discussion in 'Model S' started by jezroj, Aug 10, 2017.

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  1. jezroj

    jezroj New Member

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    We are going on a short vacation for 35 days. Would like to know what is the best thing to do with the model 90D as far as the battery goes.
     
  2. reserves

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    San Diego? 35 days? We're quite happy to fly over from the UK, look after your place as well as charge & drive your MS for you.

    Just to keep to keep the battery in shape of course :)
     
  3. Nikxice

    Nikxice Member

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    Plug in as necessary. On a side note. A 35 day short vacation? I think I want your job!
     
  4. Rockster

    Rockster Active Member

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    We set the charge level to 50% when we're going to be leaving the car for that long. I can't quote a source that says 50% is the best long-term storage level, but I seem to recall reading that somewhere. Maybe someone else can chime in on this point.
     
  5. kort677

    kort677 Active Member

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    set the charge limit to 50% and then plug the car in for the duration of your trip
     
  6. shokunin

    shokunin P85 & S40

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    lol so what do you consider a long vacation?
     
  7. nwdiver

    nwdiver Active Member

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    I recommend a battery tender for the 12v if you're gonna leave it idle for >1 week. IMO it's worth avoiding the wear on that poor little 12v. Unfortunately it appears that the 12v terminals aren't as accessible on the facelift version....

     
  8. MP3Mike

    MP3Mike Active Member

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    Rumor has it that the newer cars/battery packs have a 12v feed directly from the HV pack to support the car and prevent the cycling on the little 12v battery. So that may only be necessary on "older" cars. (That works even when the contactors are open.)
     
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  9. nwdiver

    nwdiver Active Member

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    Ah... good news if true...
     
  10. Kahukura

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    We just got back a week ago from a month long trip. Had it plugged in and set to 50%. all good.
     
  11. Lasttoy

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    Fremont told me to leave plugged in
    Set charge at 50%. Go on vacation
     
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  12. dragonxt

    dragonxt Active Member

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    Yep Just leave it plugged in and set to 50%

    Or Trickle charge
     

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