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6 Month Deployment

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Bulbski, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. Bulbski

    Bulbski New Member

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    Good evening,

    The odds are that I may be going on a 6-month deployment. If I can't find anyone to watch my M3 should I leave it plugged in inside my garage or just let the battery die?

    Thanks!
     
  2. P85_DA

    P85_DA Supporting Member

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    Leave plugged in set to 50% ...don’t worry ;)
     
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  3. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Don't let the battery "die" !!!
    Make sure to leave it plugged in.

    Yes, pick the lowest setting ( ~50% ) for state of charge.
     
  4. ebmcs03

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    #4 ebmcs03, Aug 4, 2018
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    Or i can watch it for you. Just leave me a key card.

    If you don’t trust me. Then pump up the tires to 50psi and leave it parked, plugged into a 110 outlet and set to 50%
     
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    outie Active Member

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    Neither. I offer car-sitting service. $10/day. Will keep your car running and charged everyday.
     
  6. NeverFollow

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    I think it is advisable to put some tire ramps or tire rests, or even to lift the full car using jack stands and jack pads.

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  7. ebmcs03

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    Even better!
     
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    Yes, leave it plugged in garage. I am assuming you have not been deployed yet so do a trial run. Well assuming you don't need to use your car.

    For a week borrow or rent a car and do a trial run. Leave at plugged in at 50% as recommended by @P85_DA and see what happens.

    Peace of mind is bliss.
     
  9. P85_DA

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    Also TeslaFi is good for remote monitoring and gives u some ability of controls similar to the Tesla app..however the battery tracking functions I find very helpful you can see vampire drains daily charging graphs etc ....have a safe deployment !
     
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    Thank you for your service.
     
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    +1
     
  12. Remonster

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    This is actually true for any car with Michelin tires. They don't like to sit. They usually crack. I don't what it is about their compound.They're great tires otherwise.
     
  13. ebmcs03

    ebmcs03 Active Member

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    I leave mine plugged in or sitting unplugged every other week. (Just happens this way due to work travel and car pooling situation) And it’s been fine in both instances. If left unplugged I’ve lost about 4 miles a day. And plugged in then it stays at 50%
     

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