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Has anyone seen or experienced what the daily battery/range loss might be? I know in a Tesla you can lose 5-10 miles of range a day just sitting in a parking lot.

Anyone know what the iX loses day to day?
 

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from what my friends tell me (who have Teslas), its the sentry mode that really drains the battery. I have not noticed any drain on my battery when It sits for a few days either, however, I would gladly trade that for some battery drain to have a better camera security system
 

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"Vampire drain" as we called it on Teslas was early days as bad as 1-2%/day, and eventually tuned down to say 0-2mi/day. Sentry mode is its own category as thats specified to consume 1mi of battery per hour of use, or (1% of battery per 4 hours of use).
Vampire drain ranges widely by season and how you park your car, as things like BMS or cabin overheat protection kicking in are some of the things that drain battery.
Further, if you turn your car on a lot / check the app in between uses, you wake your car up from the low energy deep sleep mode.. so it ends up with more vampire drain.

By comparison on the iX..
I am seeing essentially 0 losses. I sometimes park the gar in garage unused for 4 days and theres not even a 1% battery change.
 

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Im just curious (since it appears you have or had both Tesla and IX). Do you miss the Sentry mode? I have never had s tesla but loved the idea that it would wake and start recording as soon a somebody walked close to the car. With my IX, the alarm has to be triggered to do this. I have to say that nearly 100% of door dings and scratches that I have gotten on my other cars never caused the alarm to go off. Did you find it useful? Or just a battery drain
 

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Im just curious (since it appears you have or had both Tesla and IX). Do you miss the Sentry mode? I have never had s tesla but loved the idea that it would wake and start recording as soon a somebody walked close to the car. With my IX, the alarm has to be triggered to do this. I have to say that nearly 100% of door dings and scratches that I have gotten on my other cars never caused the alarm to go off. Did you find it useful? Or just a battery drain
Like a lot of things Tesla related..
Sentry mode more of a novelty than necessity

Uses enough battery you can’t use it 24/7


So it catches a door ding then what do you do?

Lot of places aren’t even prosecuting break ins, what do you expect to happen for a small paint ding due to parking accident?

further it gets set off constantly and fills up your usb stick with 100s of videos of loud cars and close walkers (which make no contact and do no damage)

finally it often didn’t have enough resolution to capture plate number so…
 

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Did you find it useful? Or just a battery drain
Here's my problem with Sentry mode. It's a mixture of too sensitive and difficult to review. If I were to park my Tesla X in a parking area, I'd come back to 20+ sentry notifications. Each notification is going to take 30+ seconds to view in the viewer. I don't have that kind of time to waste. If I see major damage of course I'd review the clips. But if it's a small ding, as has happened, I might not catch it immediately. Then I'm stuck going through 50+ clips looking for who might have gotten too close to the door or bumper. Also...rain can trigger it. Heaven help you if you park outdoors in the rain. I once came out in the AM to >100 Sentry events and a battery that had drained ~15 miles overnight.

That said, I'm one of the few folks who has never had their car broken into in my group of friends, so maybe there's something to be said for it.
 

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Here is a bit of real world data for you. I drove from the UK to Spain, and left the iX in a marina car park for 8 weeks. I left it with 80% charge. Came back a couple of days ago, to 80% charge. Immediately did a 200 mile round trip and still had loads left, so it wasn't lying. Quite impressed with that.
 

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Could you explain the quantity of % you are draining each day?
Beside the iX, which I don't have any drain until now, we also have a mini countryman plug-in hybrid car.
One day I put in the settings to pre-condition the car each morning @ 7:00.
As the car was not connected to the grid, it took it's energy from the battery and used some percentages to set the climate in the car to the desired temperature.
You can do the same with your iX.
This will not result in a number of %, but certainly in some km/miles lost.
Check this and please gives us feed-back.
Good luck.
 

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Here is a bit of real world data for you. I drove from the UK to Spain, and left the iX in a marina car park for 8 weeks. I left it with 80% charge. Came back a couple of days ago, to 80% charge. Immediately did a 200 mile round trip and still had loads left, so it wasn't lying. Quite impressed with that.
I don't know if you looked specifically at the %age as you drove. After a two week gap in driving, the %age was the same as I left it (78%) when I got in but after a few hundred yards of driving it had dropped to 75%. I conclude that I lost 2-3% of charge over 2 weeks.
 
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