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Quick Q regarding airport parking. 3 days fine?

Discussion in 'Model X: Battery & Charging' started by disagree, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. disagree

    disagree hos epi to polu

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    Hi!

    If I leave in the AM tomorrow and get back Sunday PM, do you think my 90D be ok to get me home (say max 15mile drive each way in 40s temp)? Seems to me it would be fine, but I've never tried.

    Thanks.
     
  2. mal_tsla

    mal_tsla Member

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    Yep. Why would it not?

    It can sit for far longer than that. Just try to park it with 50% or more charge for best results.
     
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  3. disagree

    disagree hos epi to polu

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    I suppose that I'm neurotic isn't really a good reason.
     
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  4. Wineborg

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    I found my 90D losing ~6 miles range per day when parked at 20C , and 2-3 miles range per day if parked at 50C all day. So you can probably leave it at the airport for up to a month with full charge.
     
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  5. mal_tsla

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    There's a few settings you can tweak if you're needing to push the limits of leaving the car away from a charger. e.g. "always connected" and turn off automatic climate stuff like "cabin overheat" and "smart preconditioning"
     
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  6. volkerbradley

    volkerbradley Member

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    As some of the posts point out, your settings are very important. I once parked my Model X outside on a cold night in Northern New Hampshire and found that the range dropped from 136 miles to 116 miles. Since making appropriate adjustments to the settings, there has been no significant range loss.
     
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    #7 kort677, Feb 13, 2017
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    this is poor information. there could be significant loss of range if the settings aren't set properly, and if there is severely cold weather, losses of 25 miles of range per day is possible.
     
  8. tomas

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    Door dings more risk than battery. 3 days no issue. A week no issue. After a few days, the car goes into deep sleep and the vampire loss per day reduces. Agree you should turn off "always connected". You may want to check with service center, but I believe maximum recommended is 30 days, though the anti-bricking protection in the BMS should protect far longer. In the the threads regarding salvage cars, it seems batteries neglected for long periods have survived.

    Interestingly, my egolf (with no active battery management system) can be left unplugged 3 months with no loss.
     
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  9. disagree

    disagree hos epi to polu

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    Yep, it really was no problem at all. And when I returned I was pleased that it had not been dinged. WHEW.

    Thanks for the replies, everyone.
     
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  10. mal_tsla

    mal_tsla Member

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    What? OP said max 15 miles each way. OP said 40s temp. OP has a 90D.

    My information is just fine thank you very much ;)


     
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    an unplugged car sitting in extremely cold temps could lose more than 20 miles of range a day.
     
  12. mal_tsla

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    lol?

    OK, let's pretend that 40 degrees is extremely cold. Fri, Sat, Sun would lose a total of 60 miles of range by your estimate. A 90D would arrive at the airport with 185 miles of range, conservatively, after a 15 mile drive to the airport. Three days later, it would have 125 miles of range remaining.

    Do you think OP could make it home (a 15 mile drive) Sunday with those 125 miles remaining range?



     
  13. gearchruncher

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    50C is the all time high in Phoenix, AZ, and 20C is pretty much room temp.
     

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