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Vampire drain while plugged in normal?

Patrick W

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Mar 17, 2015
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SLC, UT
When I leave my S plugged in without driving for a couple of days the rated miles very slowly decrease during that time.

Is that normal?

It only goes down a few miles during that time but it seems like if one leaves the car plugged in the battery would be kept topped off.
 

taurusking

Member
Jul 12, 2014
885
43
East Texas
When I leave my S plugged in without driving for a couple of days the rated miles very slowly decrease during that time.

Is that normal?

It only goes down a few miles during that time but it seems like if one leaves the car plugged in the battery would be kept topped off.

Vampire drain refers to huge drain of the battery and not just few miles... Few miles decreasing over time is normal.
 

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