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Overnight energy usage

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by kirkbauer, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. kirkbauer

    kirkbauer Member

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    This morning I pulled out a thumb drive from my MS and it was extremely hot. I guess I shouldn't be surprised since it will play through a bunch of MP3s overnight as well (even though I pause it and the car is off). I understand this to be a bug related to scheduled charging. But the hot thumb drive really illustrated how much energy it is probably wasting every night in my garage...
     
  2. David99

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    I don't think it's a bug, but a feature. I believe when the car is charging the USB ports have power. I noticed because I have some devices hooked up via USB and they get charged over night when the car is charging.
     
  3. jerry33

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

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    Until 6.X the songs stayed where they were. It's a bug--and quite an annoying one.
     
  4. Xenius

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    OT, but are people usually using thumb drives for music instead of streaming via bluetooth from their phone?
     
  5. taurusking

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    Although there is power to the USB ports still the car is not supposed to play...definitely a bug
     
  6. jerry33

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

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    Absolutely. With thumb drives you can play lossless music--and it actually sounds good. Tesla's audio system is very much GIGO.

    Also it's a pain to stream from the phone because you have to tell it to stream every time you get in the car.
     
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    Do the usb ports charge when the car is off and in park or just when it's plugged in?
     
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    Had no idea this was the case. I'll have to test that next test drive.
     
  9. muleferg

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    My wife loves the thumb drive music. Our 3 vehicles have that.
     
  10. jerry33

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

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    It's remotely possible that this is not the case now, but it was when I first got the car (2.5+ years ago) and I've never tried to use streaming from the phone once I got a thumb drive.
     
  11. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    #11 CHG-ON, Sep 26, 2015
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    I don't have this problem. Songs start where they left off when I shut her down. I wonder what's causing that.

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    I use both Slacker and Tune-in streaming and USB, but more streaming than USB. I don't stream from my phone due to poor quality via Bluetooth. So I can't comment on that.

     

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