adric22
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Re: Five Feature Improvements

Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:03 pm

I also agree a small light inside the charge door area would be great so we can more easily see to connect the EVSE.

As for the guessometer. I'd prefer an option to where you could either turn it off, or change its behavior to different styles. One of those styles would be to just show a percent of battery capacity. So if you see 79 then that would be 79% state of charge.
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gbarry42
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Re: Five Feature Improvements

Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:26 pm

adric22 wrote:I also agree a small light inside the charge door area would be great so we can more easily see to connect the EVSE.
LEAFers have this one covered: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 502#p55209 . And if you could get Nissan to do this, it would probably cost you more than $13.
And there goes the first capacity bar! At 24,000 mi on 9/9/2013.
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Re: Five Feature Improvements

Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:51 pm

gbarry42 wrote:
adric22 wrote:I also agree a small light inside the charge door area would be great so we can more easily see to connect the EVSE.
LEAFers have this one covered: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 502#p55209 . And if you could get Nissan to do this, it would probably cost you more than $13.
If I understand correctly, about $136 US.

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I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Five Feature Improvements

Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:32 pm

I used the dealer's advertising plastic card that was in the license plate frame to extend mine. Trim if needed and slip it into the junk strap on the back of the visor. :)
TickTock wrote:#9 Sun visors that can extend. The existing ones have *zero* value. I have yet to find a situation where they actually were successful in blocking the glare from the sun.

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Re: Five Feature Improvements

Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:37 pm

For this oversight, I mounted a piece of aluminum foil backed ridged insulation on the garage wall in front of the car to reflect the headlights into the charge bay. I have my headlights set to go off 1 minute after I close a door which is plenty of time to plug in.

NOT THAT WE SHOULD BE DOING ANY OF THIS STUFF TO ACCOMMODATE NISSANS SHORTCOMINGS!! :x

Really, I love this car!! :)
adric22 wrote:I also agree a small light inside the charge door area would be great so we can more easily see to connect the EVSE.

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Re: Five Feature Improvements

Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:17 pm

Nubo wrote:
If I understand correctly, about $136 US.

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Wow, and $40 for a charging nozzle lock? Just got one for $8 last night at the grocery store (I thought people said those were cheap?? Well, I didn't really shop around too hard).
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Re: Five Feature Improvements

Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:19 pm

saywatt wrote:For this oversight, I mounted a piece of aluminum foil backed ridged insulation on the garage wall in front of the car to reflect the headlights into the charge bay. I have my headlights set to go off 1 minute after I close a door which is plenty of time to plug in.
My headlights light up the whole bay reasonably well without any reflectors of any kind.

However, there are times when I don't plug in immediately after arriving home (i.e. didn't end up going out at night when I thought I would) that a motion detector light would really help with. Even when still light outside it's still hard to see in the garage.
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Re: Five Feature Improvements

Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:07 pm

lpickup wrote:However, there are times when I don't plug in immediately after arriving home (i.e. didn't end up going out at night when I thought I would) that a motion detector light would really help with. Even when still light outside it's still hard to see in the garage.
Aw, come on, guys! I could do it blindfolded, and have done it outside on a dark night without the lights on. So long as I can hear the CLUNK,CLUNK ... click ... click ... click that tells me it's waiting for the timer to tell it to start charging.

Reminds me of the clever ad Volkswagon used many years ago (showing my age) for the original Beetles. All the new cars were coming out with optional automatic shifts, but the VW Bug was only sold with a stick shift. Their tag line:

"After a while it becomes automatic."

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Re: Five Feature Improvements

Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:52 pm

I had one of those VDubs! OK, You made me feel stupid. . . . . . I'm going to take down my reflective panel! :lol:



planet4ever wrote:Aw, come on, guys! I could do it blindfolded, and have done it outside on a dark night without the lights on. So long as I can hear the CLUNK,CLUNK ... click ... click ... click that tells me it's waiting for the timer to tell it to start charging.

Reminds me of the clever ad Volkswagon used many years ago (showing my age) for the original Beetles. All the new cars were coming out with optional automatic shifts, but the VW Bug was only sold with a stick shift. Their tag line:

"After a while it becomes automatic."

Ray

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Re: Five Feature Improvements

Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:47 pm

lpickup wrote:
saywatt wrote:
However, there are times when I don't plug in immediately after arriving home (i.e. didn't end up going out at night when I thought I would) that a motion detector light would really help with. Even when still light outside it's still hard to see in the garage.
Used to be hard for me, too, but that was before the Blink folks "fixed" their abysmal WiFi unit by supplying an Ethernet-over-powerline modem set as a workaround. Each end's modem has about eighty candlepower worth of blue LED status annunciators going all the time, so I pretty much don't need any lights on in the house or garage anymore, just for moving around in the night, anyway.

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