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What do you usually do when your Tesla is charging?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by guipingfang, Aug 30, 2017.

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  1. guipingfang

    guipingfang Member

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    Today I am preparing to charge for my MS.
    There is so hot and boring.
    I played with my Tesla.Sharing with my pictures.Lol..
    How about you?What do you usually do? IMG_1157.JPG IMG_1155.JPG IMG_1151.JPG IMG_1145.JPG
    Lol,don't laugh at my drawing.
     
  2. Mark Z

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    Sleep.

    The Tesla is set to charge at 2 AM from the dedicated TOU EV electric meter.
     
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  3. Blup85

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    Sleep.. actually... good night.
     
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    If I'm at home I just leave it in the garage charging and forget about it.
    If I'm at a supercharger I usually try to go get a coffee or something. I don't like sitting in the car waiting.
     
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    Wow that is a good idea but today I have run too much miles so no choice but to charge at noon.
     
  6. guipingfang

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    That is a not bad choice and I am hurry now so I can't wait for a long time.It seems charge quickly when I am here,but actually not.Lol...
     
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    LOL...Good night !
     
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    Wow wow, what a beautiful rainbow. Is it drew by your kids? I noticed you are from China me too, nice to meet you here........
     
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    put one more in the sleep column.
    however when on a long drive when I need to use a SpC, I generally walk around the area where the SpC is located or grab a snack, I try to do my long SpC charges around mealtimes.
     
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    I like to draw while charging, too. Sometimes I get out and stretch, find a restroom (I drink A LOT of water), sometimes I eat or nap. I'm not usually a good napper because I only have "On" and "Off" modes apparently, but on my last road trip I experienced the best nap of my life at the Savannah SC, and it was only about 10 minutes!
     
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  11. Thiago

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    I usually go for a run. My pace is not great so in the 30min or so I supercharge at my local SpC I can do my 5k and stretch.
    Far from being fit, this is at least my motivation to kill two birds with one stone.
    And yes, I do play pokemon go while running too. (not ashamed).
     
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    @guipingfang

    When supercharging on road trips I usually take a 15 minute break to walk to a restroom and back, or a 60 minute break to walk to a restaurant and eat. This usually provides all of the time needed for supercharging. Sometimes I pick up items I need at the nearby Meijer store (many superchargers in my area are located in a Meijer parking lot).

    On long trips you are spending too much time sitting in the car driving (or supervising autopilot). Sitting in the car while supercharging is a very bad idea for your health and happiness, in my opinion. Go take a short walk and you will feel much better when you reach your destination. You also will be a more alert and safer driver.

    Happy travels!

    GSP
     
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    I recently put a handheld Dyson vacuum in my car along with detailing towels and spray. The carpet and door sills have never been so clean!
     
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    Sleep. I don't get time-of-day electric rates, but I still set mine to charge at 1:00 a.m. so I don't contribute to peak demands. I've never charged anywhere but at home because I never drive the Tesla beyond half its range.
     
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    I drove 24 hours from Berlin Germany to Toulouse France in one go last fall. At each supercharger had a nap for 40 minutes and was fresh to go to the next one.
     
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    +6 for the sleeps. 3:30am start time and ready to by 7:15 no matter what my day before driving was like. Gotta love that 72Amp charger
     
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    Catch up on email or make some phone calls.
     
  18. Hash Browns

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    Mostly sleep. I charge 99% of the time at home, overnight.

    When Supercharging on road trips, I always visit the property host and make a small purchase (food, or whatever). For example, if the Supercharger is located in the parking lot of a restaurant, I will always eat at that restaurant and let management know that I am there because of their commitment to Tesla and charging infrastructure. :)
     
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  19. Viking1

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    Walk over to McD and get a coffee. Then listen to music. I would love to surf the internet, but it is just so unbelievably slow.
     
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    I was gonna say, why do people talk as if sleeping and super-charging were mutually exclusive? :)
     
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