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Any harm in leaving car plugged in for 1 week?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by johnyoung1234, Nov 10, 2013.

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  1. johnyoung1234

    johnyoung1234 Member

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    I am going on vacation for a week and was debating whether or not to leave the car charger in the port for a week. As it is, I have the car set to charge after midnight (to save a few pennies on electric). I don't think it makes any difference since the car should just top off the charge every night but wanted to hear feedback in case I am missing something.

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  2. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Your Tesla likes to stay plugged in.
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Leave it plugged in and it will take car of itself.
     
  4. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    The card that came with the car says a connected Model S is a happy model S. No need to overthink this-- just keep it plugged in whenever you can. You paid for sophisticated battery management software, might as well take advantage of it.
     
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    I've gone 3 and a half weeks with no problems. Just programmed the car to charge after midnight and lowered the amperage to 15. Also programmed the slider to between 150-170 miles.
     
  6. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    The battery's sweet spot is 50%..set the slider there, keep it plugged in, and don't worry
     

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