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Leaf Spy Lite

Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:11 pm

Please use this thread to discuss the Leaf Spy Lite app.

Leaf Spy Lite =>https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Turbo3.Leaf_Spy_Lite
Amazon (Kindle)=> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FDHZ5ZK

What was previously called the Leaf Battery App has moved to Google Play (Play Store) and has been split into three apps.

The first is called Leaf Spy Lite and is free. For Leaf owners new to this app this is the place to start. This free version can provide a wealth of information about you Leaf high voltage battery down to the cell pair level.

The functions provided within Leaf Spy Lite are:
* Voltage of each of the 96 cell pairs (highlighted if shunt active)
* Minimum, average, maximum cell pair voltages
* Histogram of cell pair voltages
* Battery Temperature readings (4 sensors for 2011/12 models, 3 for 2013 models)
* Battery AHr rating (this will decease with age and is an indication of remaining capacity)
* VIN
* Odometer
* Number of Quick Charge connections
* Number of L1/L2 Charge connections
* EVSE Max available amps
* EVSE voltage

Once you have Leaf Spy Lite running on your android device with an ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter you can then choose to purchase Leaf Spy or the more advanced Leaf Spy Pro version to display additional information.
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Re: Leaf Spy Lite (previously Leaf Battery App)

Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:11 pm

Questions & Answers

Q1 - Why is the odometer reading off by one in the app from that displayed by the Leaf?
A1 - The Leaf provides the odometer reading to the app in km units. The app converts these to miles if Imperial units have been selected. The difference from the dash odometer is caused by rounding.

Q2 - I use Hands-Free Bluetooth on my Phone and the ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter does not flash any lights or connect to the Leaf. App status says "Wait 4 ELM 00". Why won't it connect.
A2 - Since you are using Hands-Free your Phone has assigned a different virtual port number to the OBDII adapter. Go to the Leaf Spy's (Lite/Pro) Settings/System panel and step through the Port numbers (default is Port 1), exiting and restarting app after each change until the lights flash on the OBDII adapter. User initially reporting this problem found their OBDII adapter was moved to Port 16. (Two users have now reported Port 16 worked for them so try Port 16 first and see if that works for you and make a post if it does or if another Port worked.)
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Re: Leaf Spy Lite (previously Leaf Battery App)

Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:12 pm

Features

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Re: Leaf Spy Lite (previously Leaf Battery App)

Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:12 pm

Issues

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Re: Leaf Spy Lite (previously Leaf Battery App)

Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:12 pm

Next version features and fixes for beta testing (v0.28)

* Auto switching to Port 16 if Port 1 is found to be used by Bluetooth Hands-Free device
* Screen 1 portrait mode QC & L1/L2 counts now have labels
* If connection to Leaf is interrupted for more than 30 seconds app will disable keeping the screen active. When you leave your Leaf the app will no longer try to keep the screen active. After 30 seconds your normal display timeout settings will take affect and turn the screen off after your selected timeout. This is all conditional on having the "Stay Awake" checkbox checked.
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Re: Leaf Spy Lite (previously Leaf Battery App)

Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:01 pm

I've been trying to get Leaf Spy Lite and my ELM327 device to get along and haven't had any luck yet. I am using the BAFX unit from Amazon and trying to connect a Galaxy S3 and/or Galaxy Note 8.0.

I am able to pair the ELM327 with either the phone or tablet by selecting the OBDII device form my Bluetooth list. It doesn't ask me for a pairing passcode but does seem to pair successfully nonetheless. When I start LSL it shows the OBDII device in the selection list and attempts to connect but it doesn't manage to do so. The ELM327 sits with it's single red LED on during this process (nothing blinking) and on the phone or tablet I sporadically get a message saying "Bluetooth connection lost".

In the process of troubleshooting I unpaired the Leaf's head unit from the phone which didn't help. I also tried using the Torque app which did talk to the ELM327 in that there were many blinking lights on the ELM327 that synced with Torque trying to identify the correct protocol. So the phone is able to talk to the ELM327, just not through LSL.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Leaf Spy Lite (previously Leaf Battery App)

Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:29 am

Devin,
What I will need is an ELM trace to see if I can determine what the problem is.

1. Start the app and go to the bottom of the Settings menu (Debug) and check the "Trace ELM" check box, then exit the app. The trace starts on the next app startup.
2. Start up the app and let it run for 20 seconds then exit. The "Trace ELM" flag is automatically turned off. A logging message will flash bottom center while logging is active.
3. Using the email address in the About screen send me the TRC_******.txt file located in the LEAF_BT_CAN folder.

It can also be helpful to let the app turn Bluetooth on. So try turning Bluetooth off then start the app. Answer yes if the app asks to turn on Bluetooth.

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Re: Leaf Spy Lite (previously Leaf Battery App)

Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:00 am

Turbo3 wrote:Devin,
What I will need is an ELM trace to see if I can determine what the problem is.

1. Start the app and go to the bottom of the Settings menu (Debug) and check the "Trace ELM" check box, then exit the app. The trace starts on the next app startup.
2. Start up the app and let it run for 20 seconds then exit. The "Trace ELM" flag is automatically turned off. A logging message will flash bottom center while logging is active.
3. Using the email address in the About screen send me the TRC_******.txt file located in the LEAF_BT_CAN folder.

It can also be helpful to let the app turn Bluetooth on. So try turning Bluetooth off then start the app. Answer yes if the app asks to turn on Bluetooth.


Cool, I'll get that debug info over to you this morning. I also found an Amazon review having the same problem and directed him to this thread so hopefully you'll have a little extra info. Here's the Amazon review thread.
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Re: Leaf Spy Lite (previously Leaf Battery App)

Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:08 am

iOS version any time?

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Re: Leaf Spy Lite (previously Leaf Battery App)

Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:16 am

Apple does not support Bluetooth on Apps like this so it is not likely. The only way to do it on iOS is with a WiFi style adapter...

Spindoctor wrote:iOS version any time?
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