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HVAC - How Long if you set it and don't use the car.

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by SabrToothSqrl, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

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    If I use the iPhone app to set the car to a temperature, how long will the car hold that?

    20 min? 60? two hours?

    forever?

    when does the car give up?

    thanks
     
  2. deonb

    deonb Active Member

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    30 mins.

    Tesla ownership informed me they were going to release a 'Keep the doggies alive' mode in an upgrade soon, that would allow you to change the timeout.

    That was back in March 2013. Any day now...


    - Deon
     
  3. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

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    thanks. I'm trying to drain my battery more today, because PP&L has installed a voltage monitor at my house, so I'm trying to increase charge times so we can figure out why I'm having issues at 40 amps.

    Also, keep the dog alive would be good.

    An iPhone notification every 30 min would be fine, "do you still want to keep HVAC on"... and if no answer in 15 min, shut off...?
     
  4. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    You can use a tool like visibletesla to send the HVAC on command every 29 minutes.
     
  5. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    #5 gavine, Apr 3, 2015
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    Here's a way to do what you want -->

     
  6. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

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    ha! Camper mode. Love it. More like a Neutral hack, but hey, it works!

    I think I'll just set an iphone reminder every 30 min if we need it.

    Thanks!
     
  7. Cyclone

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    And since your car is a US-spec car, you can turn off the DRLs in "camper mode"
     
  8. siucity

    siucity Button Pusher

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    Granted I just got my car last week, but if I wanted to drain the battery more, I'd just take it out and do some aggressive accelerations. :)
     
  9. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    You cannot charge in camper mode. This is why I use visibletesla. I can charge and keep the HVAC running while sleeping in the back.
     
  10. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

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    Don't worry, I have that covered too :)
     
  11. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Thanks! I can't believe that I missed this video. I'm a big Bjorn fan. I've been trying to figure this out. Also thanks for the Visible Tesla hint. Do you run that from a laptop in the car? I wasn't aware of an iPhone app from them.
     
  12. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Yes, I ran it from my laptop from within the car, using my phone as a hot spot.
     

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