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Hottest Interior Temperature (according to the app)?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by pete8314, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. pete8314

    pete8314 Vendor

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    I'm opening the bidding at 140f:

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  2. jed-99aggie

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    Not to take your thread completely off topic, but I have found the AC and tinted windows to be very effective. I think my hottest was in the low 110s. Our ambient temp here in Houston is a little cooler than DFW or perhaps Phoenix.

    However what has been more notice able is the door handle. Anyone have a temperature reading on those puppies when they get hot?
     
  3. pete8314

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    True...I do have 3M Crystalline all round, except for the windshield that has a different ceramic, I forget the name of it. I could fry an egg on the handles!
     
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    Aw man, highest I've seen on mine so far was 137. I have 3m color stable 20 on all windows/back. I'd hate to think how bad it would be without tint! There's still July/august so...
     
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    We were at 128f when the fan behind the 17" started happening. Geez, 140f is wicked hot!
     
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    Ambient is supposed to be 117 degrees in Las Vegas on Saturday....... Interesting to get some interior readings from there!!
     
  7. ZBB

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    I'm in Phoenix and have only seen 119 as a max. But I garage park most of the time and have Crystaline tint.

    But tomorrow maybe worth trying to set a record -- the exterior ​temp is supposed to be 118-120...
     
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    I think we could easily beat 140. I'm just willing to try intentionally. I will be using the covered parking at work.
     
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    Considering it will be 120 here tomorrow, park unshaded and 140 should be easy.
     
  10. ElSupreme

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    I've been waiting for this thread. I only have 59C (138F) so far. I thought I would be a winner. It was about 95 outside, but started raining, before I could get the interior temp.

    I've got 35% ceramic on all my windows too.

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    This is ahimberg's WindowsPhone app.
     
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    Sorry, my previous post was missing the key word "NOT” as in "I'm just NOT willing to try intentionally". I'm in covered parking again at work.

    Any other brave Phoenix-area contestants willing to play?
     
  12. ZBB

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    nope... I did park outside for 20min at Costco while on the way home. But the interior only got up to 92 before I got back to the car -- and it was 118 on the temp readout when I parked. I did put the windshield screen up, so that helped a lot..
     
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    The outside temp reading on my center screen reached 120 today on my way home at 5PM. I tried to get a picture of it, but it dropped to 119 by the time i snapped the pic. Still...

    Depending on what my family does tomorrow, I may need to leave the car parked outside unshaded for an hour at a time. I do have darkest legal tint with heat rejection on all windows except windshield, and always use my front windshield cover. But I still think its possible I might beat 140. If I do, I'll get a screenshot.

    Though, I did realize 2 wknds ago, one of the nice things about having the large battery (as opposed to the small battery in my Volt) is that I am willing to leave the climate control running for more than 30 min while we're out with the whole family. Not necessairly "green" but sorry, I am now toting a 2.5 YO, 2.5 MO, my wife, and her 65 YO mom. Comfort trumps energy conservation in those situations.
     
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    119 was the highest I saw -- around 3:15 yesterday. Had I gone home later I'm sure I would have seen higher,

    but I got a pic...
     

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    Ya, here's the pick of the 119 I managed to get. Sorry for the blurry cam. Odd thing I noticed in your pic: you are traveling at 65 mph, but your car is unlocked?
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  16. ZBB

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    That's an option in settings... I don't have drive-away locking turned on...
     
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    I see...Still too chicken to let the interior reach a winning number. But I did get the pic of the exterior reaching 121 today.
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    And yes, the heat does a number on your Wh/mi numbers if you are doing alot of stopping/going/pre-conditioning. I found yesterday its not a huge impact if you are cruising on the highway. (Higher of course, but just 10% worse). As you can see today, I was running about 30% worse than usual.
     
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    123F Outside Temp, is this the record so far? hot.jpg
     
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    I'll just leave this here

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  20. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    I love the feature too.

    The temp seems to top out at 140, iirc.

    Tho I've never used "LO" as the target temp. That's just tooo cold.
     

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