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Battery Drain While Sitting in Garage

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by cplaw, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. cplaw

    cplaw Member

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    I noticed that my battery drains about a mile a day while just sitting in the garage with no movement. Is that normal? I do you Visible Tesla. Is that the source of the drain? If so, if I delete the program from my computer, would the drain stop?
     
  2. SDRick

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    One mile per day is on the low side. I think most are seeing at least 2-3 miles per day, some up to 10?
     
  3. Dakkor

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    It's called Vampire Drain and it is normal. The car is always on, So there is always some juice getting drained.
     
  4. cplaw

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    Thanks.
     
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    I have a P85+. With all of the energy saving features on, I lose 3 miles/day.

    I used to lose 1-2 miles/day. I don't know why it is much higher now . . .
     
  6. rpo

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    My S85 loses 10-12 miles in the first 24 hours sitting in the garage at ~70 degrees. After that it drops about 4 miles/day. It's ridiculous. There have been weeks where I drive only 30 miles but the car uses even more energy just sitting there.
     
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  7. Pando

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    Like a leaking gas tank. In a few years there will be 500,000 cars in garages wasting away energy. Hopefully there will be a way to shut off Model 3 completely, I wouldn't mind a longer reboot.
     
  8. whitecotton

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    I had a firmware issue causing excess drain on my car( that was a side effect). It took a while but it was traced down and fixed.
     

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