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More 12 volt Power Outlets

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Description

Include 12v power outlets for rear seats, frunk and trunk.

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

USB power adapters fit 12v sockets for those that need them.  Other gadgets require 12 volts.  Make them all active at all times, even during sleep.  Let the customer choose when to unplug those that are too burdensome to the miles remaining on a charge.

Status

The Model X includes USB power at every seat position and includes 12v power at the trunk (which can easily be used by the 3rd row seats).

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Category: Tags: entered 24-Nov-2016

4 Comments

Yes, the "X" has plenty of USB power ports but they are not active unless the car is "ON." There should be at least one active 24/7, for times when you need it; for example I like to leave an iPad in the console so it's handy.
It would be helpful for the USB ports to remain active all the time.

It also would be nice if 12V were available under the dash, in the columns, or in the doors so installers wouldn’t have to cut into the wiring harness to power accessories such as dash cams and radar detectors.

 
@Pixelated Engineer: Switched 12V is available under the dash, in the Model 3 at least. There is a spade terminal block with six terminals, only two of which are populated from the factory. Don't cut any wires!
Make them all active at all times, even during sleep.  Let the customer choose when to unplug those that are too burdensome to the miles remaining on a charge.

While the car is asleep, the main battery packs are disconnected (contactors are open). Any 12V devices would be draining the 12V accessory battery, which is rather puny since it doesn't need to turn a starter motor for an ICE. While your car is asleep, you really do want to minimize your current draw from the 12V system as much as possible. Always-on 12V outlets are a bad idea.