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Overnight energy usage

kirkbauer

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May 31, 2015
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Atlanta, GA
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...
 

David99

Active Member
Jan 31, 2014
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Brea, Orange County
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.
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
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Texas
Until 6.X the songs stayed where they were. It's a bug--and quite an annoying one.
 

taurusking

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Jul 12, 2014
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East Texas
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.

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

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
19,802
23,163
Texas
OT, but are people usually using thumb drives for music instead of streaming via bluetooth from their phone?
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.
 

Xenius

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Apr 24, 2015
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Havertown, PA
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.

Had no idea this was the case. I'll have to test that next test drive.
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Mar 8, 2012
19,802
23,163
Texas
Had no idea this was the case. I'll have to test that next test drive.

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.
 

CHG-ON

Still in love after all these miles
Jun 24, 2014
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636
Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
I don't have this problem. Songs start where they left off when I shut her down. I wonder what's causing that.

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

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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.

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