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Is COP using AC for certain? Or just blower fans?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by quickstrike12, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. quickstrike12

    quickstrike12 Member

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    Does anyone know with any certainty or have some way of checking it when the COP is “running” if it just uses fans or actually uses AC compressor?

    Or maybe it has some strategy of using one or the other when necessary.

    Curiosity is getting me.
     
  2. electricar

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    There used to be an option to use COP with the fan only which would allow the cabin temperature to exceed 105F but now your only 2 choices are on, in which case the full ac system including the compressor is running, or off.
     
  3. GlmnAlyAirCar

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    I never recall such an option.

    To my knowledge the behavior has always been the same - "vent or operate AC as necessary to maintain cabin temperature below 105"
     
  4. electricar

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    My owners manual shows 2 options and I seem to remember having 2 choices but then again I could be wrong and I certainly wouldn’t expect the owners manual to keep up with the reality of a car that changes with each new software update.
     
  5. MorrisonHiker

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    The option to enable Cabin Overheat Protection without using A/C is currently only available on the Model 3.
     
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