Video: Jumpstarting a Tesla Model S
So, your Tesla Model S’ battery went dead, what shall you do?
Well, if it was that high-voltage pack, then you’d just plug the Model S in.
But here we’re not discussing that 60- or 85-kWh lithium-ion battery that propels the Model S down the road.
Rather, this instructional video is on that blast-from-the-past 12-volt lead acid unit that is found in the Model S (and in most of today’s electric vehicles, too).
As the YouTube video uploader states:
“The Tesla Model S is one of the most advanced vehicles on the road. Yet, it still uses a old style 12v Lead Acid battery to power the Auxiliary Electronics, as well as used to “wake the car up” when it’s time to drive off.”
“If your 12v Aux battery dies, your stuck. This video will show what to do to get your Model S running again to save you from a Tow Truck Ride.”