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Charge your 60D to 100%?

Discussion in 'Model X: Battery & Charging' started by Kwang0429, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. Kwang0429

    Kwang0429 Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    San diego
    Question: I have a 60D, if I charge it to 100%, will it decrease battery performance? I know 60D has the same battery pack as 75D, and 60D can be upgraded to 75D via software, does this means I still have room for the battery even charge my 60D 100%?
  2. McManX

    McManX Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    San Francisco, CA
  3. BerTX

    BerTX Supporting Member

    May 2, 2014
    This has been pretty extensively covered in several past threads with similar titles. You might try getting more in-depth theories by performing a search.

    In short, it probably will do no extra harm to your battery to charge to 100%. Tesla will officially tell you not to do so.

    I personally charge mine to 80-90% if it will be sitting for a few days, and charge to 100% right before use. In the past I have almost always charged to 100% at superchargers, but I will begin to taper that back to necessary charge+safety buffer to reach the next Supercharger for long road trips. I'm learning and adapting all the time.
  4. outie

    outie Active Member

    May 22, 2016
    Do you need 100% charge on a daily basis? While the general consensus says it's ok to charge 60kWh to 100%, I wouldn't if it's not needed. I charge mine to 90% around every other day. I only charge to 100% if I expect a longer trip on the weekend.
  5. Yinn

    Yinn Active Member

    Nov 15, 2016
    Behind you
    Consensus is that it's fine based on actual battery capacities.

    Although, I will note that a 75D has an actual usable capacity of 72.6kw, and a 60D has a usable capacity of 62.4kw. Charging to 100% on a 60 will mean charging to 86% of total battery capacity. If you want to stay within the 80% for the pack, you would have to set it to 93% on a 60 (rounding to 92 or 94) to get 80% utilization.

    Heck of a deal that 60 really only lose on the top end for long trips.
  6. RRM998

    RRM998 Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2016
    Pasadena, TX
    I've found that if I charge to 100% several days in a row, I'll get a nag message about not charging to 100%. I don't know if that would be a daily message as I reset it to 90%.

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