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When (what % of charge) does charging restart, if it all?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by RayK, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. RayK

    RayK Member

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    Left my car charging overnight using the UMC plugged into a 120V outlet; 5 miles per hour charge rate. The charging stopped at my preassigned limit (90%) around 2AM. Due to the assumed vampire drain, the car has lost 4 miles of range since. My question: when does charging resume, if it does at all, when there's no slider adjustment for setting a minimum state of charge? Is there a set default % limit (that appears to be unchangable), or is it a certain amount of loss from the maximum that causes the recharging to restart?
     
  2. chronopc

    chronopc Active Member

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    On my car I schedule charging to start at 11:30PM to take advantage of off peak hours. So I'm assuming that each time the clock reach 11:30PM it'll charge till it hits the limit I set. Not sure what happens if you don't set a time for it to start. I would think that it will resume but not sure at what level it'll start charging again.
     
  3. Tam

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    Yes it does. Otherwise, the vampire loss would eventually exhaust the battery to zero while your car is plugged in for an extended vacation.

    I don't pay attention when it automatically resumes.

    If you set at 90%, maybe it resumes when the battery creeps down to 88 or 87%.
     
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    I use scheduled charging. If the battery is not about 3% below my charge limit it will skip the nightly charge.
     
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  5. Blup85

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    This for my MS's as well. needs about 3% lower to kick on charging system (I'm on scheduled charging as well)
     
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