Only charged to 185 miles

Only charged to 185 miles

I got my Tesla back from service yesterday (stalling/drive train issue), driving perfectly but when I charged overnight, it only charged up to 185 miles. HELP.


BYT | June 20, 2013

I have the same problem after the 4.5 update and I believe the power cord/adapter is the reason. It drops my charge rate from 40amps to 5 and last night I replaced the cord with my other Model S which appears to solve the problem. Will drain the battery today and try it again to see.

BYT | June 20, 2013

Wait, unless you have a 60kw battery then charge to 185 miles is normal.

herkimer | June 20, 2013

Make sure that the charging cable is fully inserted into the car. If it does not fully lock, the charging rate goes down to 5 amps. Also check your selected percentage of charge as shown, it may be dialed down to 70% or something.

Jgrogan | June 20, 2013

you will find that 4.5 alters the charging pattern. If you go to the charging screen you will see that you can adjust the charging level. The standard charge on 4.5 is lower than that on 4.4

mike | June 20, 2013

Ah! I see that I can change the 'charging limit'. I slid over to the 'road trip' area (guess I have the 4.5 update).

Would be cool if Tesla would alert/notify on screen when updates occur (and what they do).

Also, TESLA: add a search function to this forum, please :)


kback | June 20, 2013

When an update downloads, a message should pop up on your screen asking when to install. After installation, you should see a pop-up with notes regarding the latest update.

For search, we've been wanting one for a while. Someone constructed a good one at, but it won't search private threads.

Brian H | June 20, 2013

TM has refused to add "Search" for years, despite pleading. Use or

mike | June 21, 2013

Great news: after changing the charge limit yesterday, I charged up to 208 miles!