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Long term storage

Discussion in 'Model S' started by kjl, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. bwilliams

    bwilliams Member

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    rather than start a new thread I'd like to ask:

    long term storage: advice from tesla mechanic was to keep the battery at full charge (just below 100% trip charge) then have someone unplug and plug it back in weekly to keep it from "deep sleep" mode.

    we came home from our last trip of 6 months away to a dead 12V battery, tow to dealer, new 12V battery. I would like to avoid this scene again, if possible. Tires seemed fine - no issue with them that I could tell.
     
  2. mspohr

    mspohr Well-Known Member

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    The advice I've had is to set the battery to 60% or so and leave it plugged in. This is what I did for a 6 week period last summer and car was fine. Charger would trigger when the battery lost 10 miles of range every 3-4 days.
     
  3. gde_eu

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    Same here for 2 months and outside (summer time). Start charge 3 times if I remember well.

    Everything OK when back, but who know what will happen for few more months :

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  4. Retrospected

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    This picture is actually pretty cool. I’d say there’s some artisic meaning in it.
     
  5. hidbigo

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    I'm about to be in the same situation as the OP and want to check to see if there's any new advice on this topic.

    Based on what I've read, I plan to keep the charger plugged in with the charge limit set to 50% and not worry about trickle-charging the 12V battery separately. I still have the original tires on the car (with more than 35K miles on them) so I'm not worried about flat-spotting as much (since I'll probably replace the tires anyway when I'm done storing the car).
     

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