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Revision F Battery Pack?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by mesalum, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. mesalum

    mesalum Member

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    I took the Factory tour yesterday. While we were at the Chasis 1 line there was a stack of battery packs. There was a 8x10 sheet of paper attached to the stack that was labeled "Rev F."

    When I got home I verified my new P85 has the Rev E pack.
     
  2. Hodginator

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    It would be interesting to know what has changed with each pack revision.
     
  3. AmpedRealtor

    AmpedRealtor Active Member

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    Six battery revs in only two years... wow!
     
  4. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    It certainly would, but unlikely we will ever know. Probably only J.B. and the Tesla powertrain design engineers know all the details about the differences.
     
  5. wk057

    wk057 Senior Tinkerer

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    Probably a ton of subtle differences, although likely nothing major.

    On the B and A packs I have seen photos of dismantled, the BMS boards on the modules were hard wired to each set of cells, where on the D-packs they have plug in connectors on the BMS boards.
     
  6. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    There is an unverified theory that the "F" packs support higher discharge current for the higher power P85D.
     
  7. darthy001

    darthy001 Love my car, hope Tesla can get as great!

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    Someone should point MarcG in the direction of this thread. With his brand new P85D he could at least keep that theory alive, or kill instantly if he has the E-pack.

    Btw, where is this "theory" coming from?
     
  8. jerry33

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

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    The hypothesis is likely due to the additional current the P85D requires for two motors when using insane mode.
     
  9. darthy001

    darthy001 Love my car, hope Tesla can get as great!

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    Yes so I assumed as well, but was more thinking if there was some more substantial background info that this was based on. Other than the 480KW-screenshots of the speedo.

    ah well, I guess we will soon know if MarcG or others with a fresh P85D has the E or F.
     
  10. apacheguy

    apacheguy Sig 255, VIN 320

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    I thought that's where the E packs came in. They are also a very new release.
     
  11. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

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    I was also under the impression that the E packs were also a new release. So it's surprising they had another revision so soon.
     
  12. jerry33

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

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    The C pack didn't last long. I've never heard of anyone actually getting one.
     
  13. islandbayy

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    And here I thought they just made that aftermarket Hamster Wheel in the frunk a official feature :(
     
  14. A.G.

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    Have you gotten your car back? Would really love to see what Tesla did for you since you are essentially their biggest brand ambassador (Of course with Bjørn)!!!
     
  15. MarcG

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    Sorry guys, I've had this on my to-do list of things to check. Just took a picture of it and I'm afraid the theory dies here:

    IMG_5198.jpg
     
  16. randompersonx

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    Interesting though, it shows "DUAL MTR" on the top of the sticker, implying that something did actually change on the battery for the D.

    If you check this previous posted picture:
    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=64607&d=1417069840

    The part number is different ,too.
     
  17. pgiralt

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    Perhaps there are an extra set of HV connectors that go to the front motor?
     
  18. MarcG

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    Very good guess, I would bet that's why there's a D-specific pack.
     
  19. islandbayy

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    Just a thought, unless the new packs are backwards compatible with the old cars as well, might throw a wrench in the works or at least require multiple variations in packs at the swap stations.
     
  20. apacheguy

    apacheguy Sig 255, VIN 320

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    Everything up to a D is backwards compatible with B and A. Anything beyond that is anyone's guess as we've never seen a pack swap to an E or F pack.
     

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