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Energy Widget Caution Icon?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by shonline, May 12, 2016.

  1. shonline

    shonline Member

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    I've been searching high and low for this. I bet I missed it - which I'm sure will be pointed out :)

    A couple of times I have seen the yellow triangle with exclamation point at the bottom, and on one occasion, at the top of the widget. I was on AP at a reasonable speed (like 60-65) when the top one occurred, pressed the accelerator and it went away. I thought this was odd. It has not happened since.

    I know what the dashed lines mean, but not these icons.

    Anyone have anything to share on these?

    Thanks!
     
  2. BobV

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    I, too, in the past couple of weeks saw the yellow triangle, with no dashed lines, on the top end during a road trip. It was boring interstate driving at normal SoC, but I'd been at it for several hours that day with a couple of supercharger stops. It turned on and off a couple of times, but since nothing else odd seemed to be happening, I just chalked it up to some kind of minor disagreement between limits displayed the instrumentation and the actual behavior of the battery- or thermal-management system.
     
  3. mblakele

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    I have seen that happen exactly once, about a month ago. I have no idea what it was trying to warn me about.
     
  4. GlmnAlyAirCar

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    I saw it last week after doing a range charge. My assumption is that it was warning me that regen was limited. But this doesn't seem to be what is happening in your case.
     
  5. shonline

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    I think the bottom one would indicate regen issues - the top one is a mystery. Really odd no documentation to be found... (or at least, easily found)
     
  6. Cebe

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    The triangle warns you that you can't extract as much power, or, on the regen side, regenerate as much. So, if you "floor it", and you have a yellow triangle on top, you won't get as much power as when you floor it without that triangle. Low state of charge will do it, battery temperature would do it - I had it happen a while ago after a multi-hour interstate, just stop for supercharging drive...
     

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