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My Model S thinks it's Supercharging

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Brass Guy, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Brass Guy

    Brass Guy Member

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    I mentioned in the idle fees thread that my smartphone indicates supercharging when I'm home. Yesterday I happened to get to the car before if finished charging. I didn't know until then that the car reads the same. Has anybody else seen this?
    How long will it be until my idle fees are... One million dollars! CAM00711.jpg
     
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  2. kdday

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    Well at least it'll be free since you're Super charging. I don't get Super Charging at home AND I have to pay for the electricity.

    You get best of both worlds ;)
     
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    That is one cool bug. You should report it.
     
  4. Brass Guy

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    @kdday That'd be nice, but I am paying for this electricity, and seriously I wonder if idle fees apply since my charger is 100% occupied at the time!

    @andrewket I'm pretty sure the first thing they'd suggest is I allow the update from 7.1.
     
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    It evidently thinks you are SuperCharging in CA, where 30A charge rate is not unheard of. :)
     
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    I do recall seeing a thread on the other forum on Tesla's site with this same weird bug. I tried searching for it, but the words related to this are too common, so I can't narrow down the search enough to find it now.
     
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    I really hope Tesla assesses idle fees on the supercharger side, not the vehicle side.
     
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    That's actually something of a humorous bug. I wouldn't worry about idle fees (not that I think you really are), as I believe those are confirmed through GPS, as well. Unless you have a Tesla public SpC in your garage, you should be good to idle as long as you want! ;)
     
  9. Brass Guy

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    Thanks @Rocky_H - it sounds like it may not be unique then.

    As far as idle fees, I'd expect to have no problem getting them waived. I just think it'd be so funny to find 10's or 100's of thousands racked up. If I idle an average of about 7 hours/night, at .40/min I should be able to accumulate about $60k/yr in fees.
     

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