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Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by napabill, Dec 24, 2012.
What are folks experiencing in time, when going from a standard charge of 238 to a range charge?
A little over an hour but have only done that once so far.
What kind of charger????
Sorry, very important detail. Just at 40A with the UMC. It was probably closer to 90 min now that I think about it but maybe someone who has done it more recently can chime in.
What is a UMC??????
Universal Mobile Connector. The cable that is included with the car for charging.
Thanks, I now know a bit more MS lingo!
I am always seeing 277 miles at standard charge and it drops to 275 after a few hours. My range charges are at 315 miles and drop to about 310 ( the time I let it sit for a few hours before leaving) I think It was taking about 1 1/2 hours to finish before I drove on Friday. and the last bit was at a lower power level of charge
I will be doing a range charge on wednesday morning and will try to update my time #
I plan on a standard charge over night and then a range charge in the morning while we are getting ready to leave
I left home this morning with a full standard charge, then drove 6 miles (running errands) and stopped at a Walgreen's to try the ChargePoint J1772 connector just for fun. Set my car for a Range charge, plugged in and watched the display. It showed "1 hour" to fully charged, at 30A/210V.
Was pretty happy to verify my J1772 adapter and ChargePoint card work as documented, and to verify 1 hours @ 9kW for the Range charge.
It is about 1 hour from nearly full standard to nearly full range with a 40A connection via NEMA14-50 and UMC.
I think it slows down at 97% full, but is running at about the usual rate from 90-97%.
I do the standard charge overnight then use range change at about an hour before leaving when I'm going to be pushing the mileage. Seems to work well.
What is the advantage of doing it that way rather than just doing a range charge overnight?
It is thought to be easier on the battery to not sit at a full charge for a long time. Also, you would minimize any vampire drain from when charge is complete to when you take off for your trip.
Wow, does the car adjust the miles remaining based on driving habits? 277 is a lot! Mine is always somewhere between 242 and 237 in the morning after a standard charge.
Around half an hour at 70A. Ish.
It matters if you have your display set to show rated versus ideal miles. You must have your setting set in rated so 240 is about right.
No, that is backwards Ideal shows ~ 275-280, Rated shows ~240 miles. That makes more sense to me now. I need to leave it in Rated! more like my real range
That's what I thought I typed but you're correct. 240 for rated and around 270ish for ideal after a standard charge. I leave it in rated too.
OK, I know my DS showed me how to change the display, but now I can't find the menu that lets you choose which type of range to show on the center console. Where is it again?
Under controls, settings, driving, 4th/last setting. IIRC.
Yes, the vampire drain! I'm planning a long trip in a week, and this is what I plan to do. When I do a range charge overnight, it finishes at around 2am @ 273 miles, and by the time I am ready to leave it is down to 260 or so.