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Air conditioning failure & charging

Discussion in 'Model X: Battery & Charging' started by qadaemon, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. qadaemon

    qadaemon Member

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    Just providing information for others in the future: If your air conditioner starts to fail, get it fixed immediately. It significantly affects DC and AC charging.

    Mine has been making a terrible racket for a few days, and the front AC was basically useless, but I was taking care of hurricane damage and other things. Other than letting service know, I let it slide. Saturday I drove to IL from FL, and somewhere about Atlanta the AC stopped working completely. Supercharging then maxed out at ~50KW and was more often 30KW or less, adding several hours to the trip. Worse, when I got home, neither charger worked (HPWC & UMC). I messed with it more several hours later, and if I use 120v @ 5A on the UMC it will charge for an hour or two before stopping and flashing red. Anything at 240v will stop after a minute or so.

    I'm going to try and get enough charge in it this way to get to the local supercharger before Tesla picks it up, but I doubt I'll be able to, since they usually work it in to their schedule rather quickly.
     
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  2. Electric700

    Electric700 Active Member

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    Sorry to see that happened. The air conditioner is critical because it cools the battery (through liquid cooling) and other internal components as well as the interior. I hope it's a quick fix for you.
     

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