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Charging my Tesla MX

Discussion in 'Model X: Battery & Charging' started by Algbc, May 22, 2017.

  1. Algbc

    Algbc Member

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    Hello all.

    is it safe to charge my car every time I park?
    I was in downtown Toronto and charged my car in a parking while I was out for dinner, by the time I was done dinner the car was fully charged. ( to the recommended level of 85%)
    I drove home to Oakville ( about 32 KM from Toronto), and I plugged my car. if I were to do that every day, will that damage the battery? is this safe to do?
     
  2. commasign

    commasign Active Member

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    Absolutely. The charging system is intelligent meaning you won't damage it by leaving it connected all the time. Plus you do lose some charge while parked so having it plugged in keeps the charge level closer to target.
     
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  3. Algbc

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    Thank you.
     
  4. JHWJR

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    Elon said that the rule is this: A plugged in battery is a happy battery.
     
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    Rocky_H Active Member

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    The manual for the car also says to go ahead and leave it plugged in as much as you want.
     
  6. JHuberman

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    I agree with all the above... However, just for convenience, if I'm only driving around town for a week I don't bother plugging in until the battery is down to about 40% or I'm planning a longer trip the next day.
     
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  7. Nerdy_Engineer

    Nerdy_Engineer Brett - The Nerdy Engineer

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    For convenience? Do you have a tricky setup for charging? I admit that sometimes forget to plug the car in, but in general I feel like charging is very convenient because I pass by the charger on my way past the car.
     
  8. JHWJR

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    The question was not directed to me, but I'll answer anyway. The answer is probably "yes." I may have to rearrange the cars in the driveway to get my Model X to the wall connector. About half the time I arrive home with 220 miles left and I don't bother.
     
  9. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    Aren't new owners given any kind of orientation at delivery any more? I know it's too much to ask for new "mainstream" owners to RTFM, but charging should be one of the main things explained in person at delivery.

    To the OP-- just plug in when you can and let the battery management system manage the battery. You can't hurt it unless you frequently leave it at 100%.
     
  10. Nerdy_Engineer

    Nerdy_Engineer Brett - The Nerdy Engineer

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    Ahh, that makes sense. Please excuse my ignorance. I forgot how difficult the parking situation can be when you have kids with cars too!
     
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    jelloslug Active Member

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    ABC

    Always
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  12. JHuberman

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    I have a convenient setup and dedicated parking. You can see the charger on the post by the tree behind the car. But it is still easier to not plug it in when it isn't necessary. Joulia at home.jpg
     

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