Submitted by Ron.Olsberg on October 20, 2019
I tested the Power Off function yesterday. I performed two tests. I rolled down the drivers window and reached in through the open window and performed the Power Off. The center screen went all black but the cooling pump(s) remained on and the charge port continued clicking, both indications the car is NOT sleeping. I also performed another test where I placed a 50 pound bag of concrete in the drivers seat to simulate me sitting in the seat. In both tests I waited at least 10 minutes and nothing changed center screen remained black, pump(s) running and clicking at charge port. After both tests, I reached through the open window and tapped the all black center screen and the Power Off was canceled. Does anyone know what actually gets powered off? Maybe only the onboard Linux computer(s) get shutdown? If you open the drivers door after executing the Power Off, the power is also turned back on. Second question, does anyone know exactly what remains powered on while the car is sleeping? Can't be much because my power measurements indicate a draw of about 5 to 7 watts while sleeping. I have seen youtube videos where the Power Off function was used when the 12V battery was being replaced but since the DC to DC converter would still be supplying 12V what is gained?