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Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by John E., Jun 29, 2016.
Should I leave the car charging, not charging, etc.
I leave mine plugged in, I only use it for a week out of the month
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%.
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.
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
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."
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.
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
The EVSE (Tesla Wall Connector, Tesla Mobile Connector, or third party J1772 EVSE) protects the car from power surges.
Just plug it in and forget about it (but set the charge level to anything less than around 90% and more than around 20%).
There's another thread which thinks that may not be sufficient (in the case of lightning)
should I unplug during lightning storm?
If people did, there would be no need for the phrase "RTFM."
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.
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.