TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Away for 2 months. Car doesn't top off every night.

Discussion in 'Model 3: Battery & Charging' started by ratsbew, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. ratsbew

    ratsbew Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2012
    Messages:
    843
    I'm away for 2 months and have my car set to 50% and scheduled to charge at 1:00AM. It seems like the car loses about 2-3 miles per day sitting there, however when 1:00AM comes around the car doesn't seem to top off those 2-3 miles automatically. I have to use the app to adjust the slider up (arbitrarily) and then back down to 50% to initiate charging.

    Is this normal behavior? Maybe I should leave it sit for a few days to bleed off 10-15 miles and see if it automatically boosts back up to 50%.
     
  2. Veritas1980

    Veritas1980 Electric Viking

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Messages:
    296
    Location:
    Malmö, Sweden
    X & S tops of after 3% drain, so when it hits 46% it goes back to 50%. I should think it is the same with the 3.
     
    • Informative x 1
  3. TT97

    TT97 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2017
    Messages:
    1,760
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    The same happened to me (except for not being away 2 months). It would charge every few days - I feel like it had to drop 3% before it would do another charge session.
     
    • Helpful x 1
  4. ratsbew

    ratsbew Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2012
    Messages:
    843
    Ahhh, good to hear. I'll let it go for a few days and report back.
     
  5. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Messages:
    7,462
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    What you’re reporting is normal behavior. No need to let it sit for a few days to see what happens. It’s programmed to not start charging again until it drops 3%, so the charging circuit doesn’t run unnecessarily. If you really need those 2-3 miles, set your charge level higher.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC