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Charge Limit Question

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by khans, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. khans

    khans Member

    Dec 13, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    New P85+ owner here. Sorry if this has been answered before.

    I used full range charge for a road trip recently and between HPWC (at home), Supercharger, and Blink (on the go) at no time in the process did I see the charge go above 267. iPhone app showed "charged" at that number and I'm assuming it stopped charging when it hit that. I would have thought it would let me go all the way to 300 (albeit slowly).

    Similarly for day to day driving I have the charge limit set to the threshold marker on the touch screen and I haven't seen the charge limit go above 234. Again iPhone app shows charged when it hits that number. I would have thought it would be closer to 250?

    What am I missing here.

  2. markb1

    markb1 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    300 is in ideal miles. Do you have it set to display rated miles, instead? I think rated is the default.
  3. jerry33

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

    Mar 8, 2012
    1. The 300 is based on Ideal rather than Rated range. If you switch the display to Ideal it will be around 300. However, for most folks Ideal isn't all that useful so the Model S defaults to Rated.

    2. Tesla changes the "daily" limit with every release (at least it seems that way).

    3. SOC (state of charge) numbers are always just an estimate.
  4. roblab

    roblab Active Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Angwin (Napa Valley) CA
    Looks like you have chosen to display "actual" miles (the 265 mile range that the gov says Tesla has under normal driving conditions) instead of "ideal" miles (the 300 miles that Tesla says you can get under ideal conditions). You can change from actual to ideal display on your control screen "settings". Does not change ability to drive a certain distance, simply displays a different number for estimated miles of range.

    If you drive easy on a trip, let cruise do the work, slow down, you can get 300 miles per charge. I set my display to 300 because it's more what I do.

    But, if you like to fly, do lots of freeways in the fast lane, love to punch it, you'd get a more accurate range display with the 265 mile range estimate. Maybe even less than 265. Some say driving "normal" like that, you might only get 200 miles per charge.

    Your Mileage May Vary. Just like it does in a gas car, but nobody keeps track of it there because there is so much waste.
  5. caddieo

    caddieo Member

    Mar 21, 2013
    Palm Coast, FL
    #5 caddieo, Dec 29, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2013

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