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Max car temp

Discussion in 'Model X' started by muncheroo, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. muncheroo

    muncheroo Member

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    From what I understand, the car will turn on the ac to prevent the cabin from passing 40C in an effort to prevent child and pet deaths. Has anyone had to turn this feature off due to excessive battery drain?
     
  2. Uncle Paul

    Uncle Paul Active Member

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    Car will turn it off by itself if the battery get near depletion.
    It is really quite efficient and can run for a long time.
     
  3. ewoodrick

    ewoodrick Active Member

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    On the Model 3, there are 3 options, run AC, run fan only, don't run anything.

    It is set to a relatively high temperature, to save lives, but not to be comfortable and at that level it doesn't run as often.

    I wouldn't expect it to run much in temperate Seattle, even in Atlanta, it doesn't run a lot.
     
  4. mxnym

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    I reached out to support once because the cabin temperature was above the overheat protection "limit" being discussed at that time, and support responded that it monitors the equipment temperature as opposed to the cabin temperature. Doesn't seem like you'd call it "cabin overheat protection" if it's actually "MCU overheat protection," but here is a copy of the response I received:

     

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