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Optional Backup Generator Mode for emergencies

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by ratsbew, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. ratsbew

    ratsbew Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Tesla should introduce an optional 1500W inverter that can be used during an emergency power outage. Just have a plug in the frunk.

    The Tesla app could keep you updated on how long your backup power will last based on current load.

    A typical refrigerator draws about 150W which a 75kWh battery could supply for over two weeks assuming it never cycles off. Even a full load of 1500W would last over two days.

    This seems like such an easy feature to add to the car that could be extremely useful in many situations.
  2. n2mb_racing

    n2mb_racing Member

    Jun 14, 2014
    durham, NC
    Battery cycles are too expensive. Not likely to happen soon. But, you can hook up your own inverter to the jump posts and get emergency AC power.
  3. SSedan

    SSedan Member

    Jul 24, 2017
    Greenville Wisconsin
    Generator takes fuel, or motion going in, you are talking just an inverter.
    Lots of better solutions than draining your transportation of range.

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