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True ac and heat ussage

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Great Dane, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. Great Dane

    Great Dane Member

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    First off let me say how fun this car is with all the kw numbers
    there is a temp read out in the dash but that is for exterior read out
    I can see interior on the phone app but not in the car
    Am I missing something ?
    Here are some new numbers to play with
    I left my car plugged in so I could get these readouts
    AC
    range mode on 11 amps 2.6 kw
    range mode off 21 amps 5.0 kw

    HEAT
    range mode on 20 amps 4.8 kw
    range mode off 32 amps 7.6 kw

    Fan alone at speed 11 is 2 amps and is included
    in the numbers

    This is of course also not including
    Battery cooling or Heating
    so the number will be higher in actual climate conditions.
    is all this running of 12 v ?
    I think the ac is 12v
    but heat could becoming of the 400 volt line
    the 400v to 12v inverter has to be very strong either way
    Your thoughts please .
    7104 Batteries and counting
     
  2. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    Was AC set to Lo or a temp? I would assume it uses less kW when set at higher temp.
     
  3. Great Dane

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    Sorry forgot to mention lo for ac
    and hi for heat
     
  4. jerry33

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

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    That would be about right for the maximums. However, neither a/c nor heat are typically run at the maximum settings for more than a short period--if that.
     
  5. Great Dane

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    Good Point Jerry33
    any body have an answer on the temp inside read out ?
     
  6. Btrflyl8e

    Btrflyl8e Active Member

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    Well, you are the readout. You know your body temp is approximately 98°, so if you are hot, then it must be above that and if you are cold, it's below that. And I thought you were a scientist...
     
  7. Great Dane

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    lol
    I will put that in the Tesla, things you did not know about your car
     
  8. Great Dane

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    now I understand your avatar lol Rick
     

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