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Battery Cooling

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by PRSIST, Jun 19, 2017.

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  1. PRSIST

    PRSIST Member

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    Since i have not read anything about Tesla battery packs overheating, I'm taking that as a good sign. Right now in the Phoenix area it is 116 degrees a forecasted to be over 120 for the next two days. Are there any Tesla owners out there that can comment on battery overheating in Phoenix area?? Is it a concern or no sweat?
     
  2. apacheguy

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    Tesla packs can get quite hot. But definitely not over 50 C. Tesla aggressively chills the pack when the cells start approaching that target. It will even redirect cabin resources if need be.
     
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    I've driven, charged, and idled on my routes to Vegas in such weather and the Model S handles it no sweat. Being able to remotely activate the AC is a really wonderful feature in that climate.
     
  4. Saghost

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    Along with GM, Tesla has one of the best battery thermal management systems in the business. Both of them use liquid coolant to heat and cool the individual cells of the battery pack, and both can hold the battery well below ambient temperatures when required by using the a separate expansion valve and the A/C compressor to chill the coolant.
     
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  5. Waiting4M3

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    Is Arizona hotter than the middle east? Tesla sells cars there, I think Arizona is probably not as bad.
     
  6. Lu Ann

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    I haven't had a problem with mine today as hot as it was. There is audible noise from the battery cooling and HVAC system though.
     
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