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Climate control: Torso fan strength

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Todd Burch, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    When the fan (at 8) is directed to the torso alone, I find it to be very strong. But when I add either the front windshield or foot option, the torso fan strength becomes very anemic. Anyone else noticing this?
     
  2. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    Isn't that true of all cars? If I select the dash vents (I assume that's what you mean by torso) in any of my cars, they blow very hard, but if I select dash with front defrost or dash with floor, the output is split and the volume of air coming from the dash is halved.
     
  3. Todd Burch

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    Yes, but this feels like much less than halved. Maybe I'm imagining it, but I've noticed it a few times now.
     
  4. William13

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    I believe it is designed to do this way. Foot heat or defrost heat is assumed to be more important than torso/vent. Heat rises, thus foot heat is more efficient. There is usually a small amount of air going to the window vent even when it is off with most ICE cars. I have not checked the S but mine behaves as if a small amount of heat is going up all the time.
    With AC I don't think there is the same designed bleed to defrost.

    By the way painters tape could be placed along the middle portion of the defrost vent to increase the portion going to the edges.
     
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    I agree it seems too anemic in those configurations.
     
  6. dflye

    dflye S Sig Perf 414, VIN 814

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    Maybe I'm imagining things, but if you have the front defrost button on, you can play with the air flow buttons all you like, but you aren't going to get any air flow (or hardly any) out of the dash vents. If you have the defrost button off and select the windshield and dash vents at the same time, you get some air out of the dash vents.
     
  7. jerry33

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

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    The reason you want the torso fans to blow is to warm your hands. Had Tesla incorporated steering wheel heating, this would be a non-issue.
     
  8. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Gloves work pretty well too. ;)
     
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    I love the heated wheel on the Leaf! I drove my first Leaf this weekend. The heated wheel was awesome!
     
  10. Todd Burch

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    How many leaves do you have? :tongue:
     
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    I had a complete tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I assume that was good?? It was 25 degrees.
     

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