TheMagster wrote:I assume this has been asked before (sorry, I didn't page through all 180 pages of this thread!), but from what I've read elsewhere in this thread/forum, a GID (Gary's identification unit?) is a number that Nissan engineers made up to talk about their batteries. 1 GID roughly equals 80 watt hours.
If this is true, why doesn't Leaf Spy Pro offer a view option on the main screen in which GIDs are converted into watt hours? It seem to me that this would be a more useful metric, since watt hours is a universal unit that applies to all batteries. Also, in Leaf Spy Pro the motor's output is measured in watt hours, so it would allow for a direct comparison between the watt hour output of the motor (and other systems) and the battery's remaining charge (in terms of watt hours).
Obviously the math is quite simple, you just take the number of GIDs, multiply it by 80, and display the result as watt hours. Right?
I understand that over time one would become accustomed to thinking in GIDs, but it just seems silly to me to make up a new unit when watt hours is effectively the same thing. Again, I'm proposing this be an option in addition to displaying GIDs, as one of the various view modes that the user can toggle through.
Thanks Turbo3! I just started using Leaf Spy Pro and I'm loving it so far!
Because LEAF Spy does. Simply tap the the SOC area and it will toggle to GIDs. A better instruction is tapping the upper left area on screen 4. GIDs can be seen here.
FYI; GID values are user settable in the settings menu. The default is 77.5 wh/GID