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Is it safe to leave the A/C on in your car while charging or supercharging?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by eyespii, Sep 29, 2015.

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  1. eyespii

    eyespii Member

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    Dumb question, but I searched but didn't see anything. Just wondering if it was "safe" to leave the A/C on while sitting at a charger or supercharger? I know people use their model S in "camper mode" so I'm guessing it's ok, but just wanted to check with the hive mind here!
     
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    liuping Active Member

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    Definitely safe. I'd say even required at some of the Superchargers in the western states. You would bake alive in there without A/C...
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    it's mandatory in some areas (unless you want to freeze or boil).
     
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    Completely safe. If you're L2 charging it will slow your charge rate but not a problem at a supercharger.
     
  5. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I do it whenever I am sitting there waiting. No issues.
     
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    We were charging at the Yuma Supercharger with the A/C on. It was 113 degrees. After about 15 min the A/C shut down, and we got a message what was happening, basically the A/C shut down to prevent the battery from over heating. We turned up the fan, and after charging the A/C went back to normal operation. The car knows how to protect itself. (software engineers are very smart)
     
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  7. eyespii

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    Sweet - thanks for the replies! I still have the old ICE mentality of not leaving the A/C running when you're not driving. Still feels weird to me!
     
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    Yes, but it will throttle AC down to keep up battery cooling.
     
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    No, it's terrible. It will make all the gas guzzlers jealous.
     
  10. SBR

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    I have it usually blasting to 7 or 8 in the summer while supercharging (to cool the car down even further) especially 10-15 mins before I'm taking off from the SC
     

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