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If car will not be used for 2 weeks

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by John E., Jun 29, 2016.

  1. John E.

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    Should I leave the car charging, not charging, etc.
     
  2. L-P-G

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    I leave mine plugged in, I only use it for a week out of the month
     
  3. Boourns

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    Leave it plugged in and don't worry about it. Two weeks is nothing. Just make sure it's not set to charge to 100%.
     
  4. John E.

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    Thanks guys!
     
  5. Att1cus

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    Shame on you. If I had a 90D Model S I would drive it around in circles all day if I didn't have anywhere to go.
     
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  6. L-P-G

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    I've had it 3 months, I already have 6k miles on it. the first day I got it, I put over 600 miles on it
     
  7. TexasEV

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    Doesn't anyone RTFM? The first paragraph of the Battery Information section says to LEAVE IT PLUGGED IN. That's the owners manual's all caps, not mine.

    "Remember, a connected Model S is a happy Model S."
     
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  8. kort677

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    either way it shouldn't make a difference as long as you when you leave it, it has a good level on the battery, more than half.
     
  9. PDFS

    PDFS PDF's tesla

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    How do you protect your car from thunderstorm power surges or outages when you leave it plugged in while away for a week or more
     
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    The EVSE (Tesla Wall Connector, Tesla Mobile Connector, or third party J1772 EVSE) protects the car from power surges.
     
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    Just plug it in and forget about it (but set the charge level to anything less than around 90% and more than around 20%).
     
  12. WannabeOwner

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    There's another thread which thinks that may not be sufficient (in the case of lightning)

    should I unplug during lightning storm?
     
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    SW2Fiddler Bannd Member

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    If people did, there would be no need for the phrase "RTFM."
     
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  14. Electric700

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    Yup, 55% is best for the battery if the car will not be used for a few days or longer. I don't think you can set the Model S or X to charge to a point lower than 50% unless there's been a firmware update for that.
     
  15. John E.

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    Thanks again for all of the responses, and a hello to all of my fellow Floridians. I do have surge protection at the house, so that is not a concern.
     

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