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Where did JB Straubel say battery does not condition when unplugged?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by JRP3, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. JRP3

    JRP3 Hyperactive Member

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    For some reason I can't find a link to JB Straubel saying the S battery pack does not draw energy when parked and unplugged to temperature regulate the pack, and that the vampire drain was not battery related. :confused: Can anyone help me out?
     
  2. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I don't remember Straubel commenting (on Model S or Roadster), but I did recall this (from before I joined TMC):

    Tesla Roadster Battery Care
     
  3. JRP3

    JRP3 Hyperactive Member

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    This was fairly recent, I think in the last month or so. Might have been Elon, or someone else.
     
  4. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    He never said it, because the battery does condition while unplugged, although the temperature thresholds are different
     
  5. JRP3

    JRP3 Hyperactive Member

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    I'm pretty sure he did say it, and since the older chemistry in the Roadster doesn't appear to do so I'd think the S would not as well. The S is supposed to be able to be left unplugged for a year or so, I don't think the pack would last if it were using energy to heat and/or cool itself.
    Roadster:
    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/9076-Battery-thermal-management-does-it-work-when-car-is-unplugged?p=155267&viewfull=1#post155267

    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/9076-Battery-thermal-management-does-it-work-when-car-is-unplugged?p=155283&viewfull=1#post155283
     
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    JRP3 Hyperactive Member

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    I guess it wasn't JB, but I did find the statement, apparently by Walter Franck:

    http://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/vampire-drain





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    Also right here on TMC: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/11077-Power-drain-while-idle-(Vampire-Load)?p=382190&viewfull=1#post382190
     

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