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Huge amount of power used for no known reason

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Zeromus-X, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. Zeromus-X

    Zeromus-X Member

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    Driving to a friend's house today, stopped at a light in the right lane. Right lane ends. Decide to accelerate quickly at the light to get over. 40 MPH zone, so this wasn't hard. Wasn't watching my battery meter, but looked down a few minutes later and notice it was nearly pegged at 900 for what appears to have been 3-4 miles! I didn't take a picture of my Trip graph but it plummeted a noticeable amount, and as you'll see from this screen (set to the 30 mile history), the spike was large.

    Haven't seen anything like this before coming off a fast start. Any idea what could cause something like this, which appears to have gone on for several miles before "correcting" itself?

    If I had really punched it for those 3-4 miles as it appears to indicate, I have to imagine I'd have gotten to my destination much more quickly. :)
     

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    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    Show your screen photo to the Rockville Service Center. That is weird.
     
  4. scottm

    scottm Active Member

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    Up north we see that as battery warming... all the time
     
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