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Leaving the charging lead connected after finishing charging.

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Rluner, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Rluner

    Rluner Member

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    Having run my car down to around 30 miles left on Christmas eve, I decided as I didn't require the car for the next two days so I set the charge limit to 50% for any emergencys.

    When the charge finished I left the lead connected. Is there any reason not to leave it connected until I next need to drive away?

    My thought is when I next use it I can heat the car up and I guess the charger will top up the battery back to my charge limit.

    Am I correct or is there a problem leaving the car connected?
     
  2. freds

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    With the remote apps; you can always change the charge level and restart charging. Also if the car gets extremely hot or cold it will engage heating or cooling to protect the battery pack. There is really no problem with leaving the car plugged in. A plugged in Tesla is a happy Tesla!!!
     
  3. Lerxt

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    The manual recommends leaving it plugged in.
     
  4. Knobby

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    I'm away from home, and I left my P85 plugged in, charge limit at 50%, 30 amps, charge after 11:00 pm. Energy saving mode. Temperature in the car is around 0C or a little higher sometimes as it has not been a very cold winter so far. Seems to recharge about every 3 days at 11:00 pm for about 30 min. It seems fine. If it does get really cold, as it can do, I trust the car will take action to keep the battery warm.
     
  5. jerry33

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

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    Leave it plugged in whenever possible.
     
  6. tga

    tga Active Member

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    Does anyone actually read their owner's manual?:rolleyes:
     
  7. Canuck

    Canuck Active Member

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    I did - cover to cover while waiting for my car... but that first time of many cars I have owned (unless looking up a problem).
     
  8. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Always plugged.
     
  9. Electric700

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    Then you're a certified Tesla Model S expert :smile:.
     

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