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    Tip of the day:

    If you are supercharging, select the charger on the map and navigate to it, even if it is a well known destination.

    Turns on battery preconditioning magic... This can be confirmed with a notification on the route / direction display overlay on the map.

    If you are 5 mins away like I am, drive for 10-15 mins. I think from what I have read the process takes 15-20 mins.

    Was able to go from 20% to 100% in around 50 mins at a V3 charger. A previous attempt at super charging without this step was very significantly slower.

    @emx does this also improve destination charging speeds esp at mid to high %age range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Tip of the day:

    If you are supercharging, select the charger on the map and navigate to it, even if it is a well known destination.

    Turns on battery preconditioning magic... This can be confirmed with a notification on the route / direction display overlay on the map.

    If you are 5 mins away like I am, drive for 10-15 mins. I think from what I have read the process takes 15-20 mins.

    Was able to go from 20% to 100% in around 50 mins at a V3 charger. A previous attempt at super charging without this step was very significantly slower.
    Yes this works a treat with Tesla Superchargers.

    @emx does this also improve destination charging speeds esp at mid to high %age range?
    Sadly It won't precondition for an unknown charging source, but that is changing slowing, in news today, German Tesla owners can now navigate to some 3rd party fast chargers with preconditioning.

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    I meant you precondition the battery for a super charger but plug it into a destination charger. Does that improve speed by any chance? Will try it tomorrow or next week.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ArrynField:
    That is why we all have a backup keycard (which I used this morning)*.

    *Actually the app did let you unlock the car, you just could not update its status on the phone.
    Last edited by emx; 20-11-2021 at 03:00 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emx:

    *Actually the app did let you unlock the car, you just could not update its status on the phone.
    Not looked into the gory details of what happened today.. May be this is why I was not able to check charging status while out and about this morning.

    But the app operates in two modes.. Near the car it works over Bluetooth. You should be able unlock and use the car. When it's out of Bluetooth range it communicates via Teslas network over the interwebs - which is what I assume got knocked out.
    Last edited by shri; 20-11-2021 at 05:48 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    But the app operates in two modes.. Near the car it works over Bluetooth. You should be able unlock and use the car. When it's out of Bluetooth range it communicates via Teslas network over the interwebs - which is what I assume got knocked out.
    Exactly.

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    Not very scientific but I did precondition the battery before plugging into a free destination charger and the charge rate was optimal on a battery which was at about 80%.

    Previously it used to charge at much slower rates. At the same charger at the same time.

    The destination chargers were all occupied, so its not capacity related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArrynField:
    Phone locking had an issue, and you had to use the key card. Ok. The part I don't understand is, why is that even news? Seems that everything with "Tesla" in it gets blown out of proportions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy_camper:
    Phone locking had an issue, and you had to use the key card. Ok. The part I don't understand is, why is that even news? Seems that everything with "Tesla" in it gets blown out of proportions.
    The media/US gov love to pick on anything Tesla.

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