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Travelling overseas for 3 weeks

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by shah007, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. shah007

    shah007 Member

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    I am going to be travelling overseas for 3 weeks. My Tesla will be parked in my garage. I called Tesla Service Center and the rep told me I should plug in the charger and let it charge all the time. Wanted to confirm with you all if thats what I should be doing?
     
  2. aja2460

    aja2460 Old Member

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    Yes...
    "A plugged in Tesla is a happy Tesla"
    Set charging level to somewhere in the middle...
     
  3. kort677

    kort677 Active Member

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    sounds right to me, why would you dispute what tesla told you? a search on TMC would show up confirming the advice that you were given.
     
  4. jbcarioca

    jbcarioca Active Member

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    Mine stays plugged in for months at a time and is very happy. Don't worry at all, just leave it charged at any convenience daily charge level. I use 50% but it really does not matter much exactly where you set it. Once or twice a day your car will charge for a few minutes to top off. zero muss, zero fuss.
     
  5. Boourns

    Boourns Member

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    Just not at 100%.
     
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  6. shah007

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    Thank you all
     
  7. PaulR

    PaulR Supporting Member

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    I have left mine plugged in for 2 or 3 months at a time, no problems.... I use 60% as my daily charge level, but that isn't critical.
    When you first drive it upon return your tires might be slightly out of round, but after a mile or so of driving all will be fine. As the other posters have said "a plugged in Tesla is a happy Tesla":)
     
  8. RScottyL

    RScottyL Member

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    Correct!

    If you are going to let it sit for months, either add more air into the tires, or put the car on jack stands!

    That way, you won't have to worry about flat spots developing on tires!
     

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