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A connected Model S is a happy Model S

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by montgom626, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. montgom626

    montgom626 Active Member

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    Always keep your MS plugged in.

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  2. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    If I'm remembering correctly, the rest of that pamphlet includes a picture of the red HPWC. /sadface
     
  3. montgom626

    montgom626 Active Member

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    Yes, it does. My new NEMA 14-50 feels like a HPWC, since I came from 120V at 12 amps!
     
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    If my MS is plugged in but not scheduled to charge until late at night, does the car still draw some power from the wall for systems maintenance?
     
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    That's what it says in the release notes of the latest software update (1.33.61) from last week.
     
  6. montgom626

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    My MS on .61 will draw power after it has done it's charging for the night. I have completed the charge at 9 pm, only to find my MS using shore power at 9 am. I have found the charge port to be green at 9 am. The ambient temperature is 75 degrees. I don't know why.
     
  7. Larry Hutchinson

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    Don't tell anyone, but I plug in about once a week. I don't see anything magical about 24 hours.

    I drive just 5 miles a day.
     
  8. montgom626

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    I suspect that TMC wants all owners to make a habit of plugging in their MS as a routine to avoid anyone forgetting to plug with the chance of bricking the main battery.
     

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