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Staying in the car while supercharging

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by rlawson4, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. rlawson4

    rlawson4 Member

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    Soon I will be able to supercharge while in Macon on business. I won't need to top off more than a few minutes. Is there any reason I cannot stay in the car and make a few calls while supercharging? Does it cause the fan to run too loud to make calls? Thanks.
     
  2. Mnlevin

    Mnlevin Member

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    There is no reason you cannot stay in the car while charging or Supercharging. I did it in the rain at Pt Orange.
     
  3. shark

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    There is some noise but not loud enough that you wouldn't be able to make a phone call.
     
  4. Jess

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    Shark is correct. The charging sound is barely audible.
     
  5. EarlyAdopter

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    Depending on the outside temperature, the A/C compressor will come on to keep the batteries cool while charging. I've sat in the car while Supercharging for 30 minutes at a time and noticed the A/C ran most loudly during initial charging, the bottom 50% when the charge was at max 120kW. As the current ramped down, so too did the A/C sound.
     
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    The question never even entered my mind - I just did it, basically because I had nothing else to do. No problem.
     
  7. rlawson4

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  8. apvbguy

    apvbguy Banned

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    I use the charging stops to streach my legs a bit
     

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