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Re: SOC-LCD-Meter "LeafCAN" with 2x16 Display by lincomatic

Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:15 am

Its pretty small, the board is 36mm (1.4") x 75mm (2.9") and stacks very close to a standard 16x2 LCD. Its the exact same length and width of the LCD board and should add only 1/4" to the depth of the LCD.
http://www.adafruit.com/products/181
http://www.adafruit.com/datasheets/TC1602A-01T.pdf

ODB wires can be soldered to to board adding no more to the depth or a RJ45 jack can be added for a removable cable (which would add some depth).
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Re: SOC-LCD-Meter "LeafCAN" with 2x16 Display by lincomatic

Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:22 pm

That is very small. When I get my leaf (waiting for 2013 MY) I'm really only looking for SOC%. All the other options appear to have more features than I would need on my daily commute.

Very interested in what lincomatic comes up with for a case.

Thanks!
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Re: SOC-LCD-Meter "LeafCAN" with 2x16 Display by lincomatic

Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:57 am

The GID/SOC-Meter case is shy 4" wide, just over 2" tall, and
shy 1-3/4" deep, so it is self-standing, fits the "tray" under
the AV/NAV console, and does not need to be "stuck"
to some more-or-less vertical surface.

The case will hold the 2x16 LCD nicely, for those seeking that option.

If the case was smaller, where would you put it,
and how would you secure it in place?

For the SOC-Meter (or LEAFSCAN), would you want to disconnect,
hide, or remove the OBD wiring before leaving the LEAF with a dealer?
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Re: SOC-LCD-Meter "LeafCAN" with 2x16 Display by lincomatic

Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:24 am

My thoughts, not "promises":

This "model" of meter is the "LeafCAN" with firmware by Lincomatic.

When the new boards by Chris H. come in, we will let you know here,
and I/we intend to offer some kind of Kit and Built ... AFTER a prototype works.

I will probably include a Power Switch, to select Auto-On, Off, and
Always-On. Presently, only the EV-CAN bus is monitored,
because all the data used comes from the EV Messages.

So, at this point, the display is one-screen only, and there
will be (most likely) no push-buttons to select other screens.

Some users like the idea of being able to see GIDs and Pack
Voltage, Current, and Power on one screen.

The LCD screen is sometimes/often more difficult to read,
and the 5x7 dot matrix characters are smaller.

But, a great solution for some folks, and the Kit might cost
less than the present SOC-Meter.

More info when we have it.
Cheers, Gary

P.S.
I am workig on another "Black-Box" model that will likely have
a 2x16 character LCD as well. When closer to "tested", I will
describe that project in another thread.
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Re: SOC-LCD-Meter "LeafCAN" with 2x16 Display by lincomatic

Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:02 pm

garygid wrote:For the SOC-Meter (or LEAFSCAN), would you want to disconnect,
hide, or remove the OBD wiring before leaving the LEAF with a dealer?
Yes, I always disconnect the OBDII cable and remove my meter before taking it in to the dealer.
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Re: SOC-LCD-Meter "LeafCAN" with 2x16 Display by lincomatic

Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:41 pm

I just finished my third LeafScan SOC. In this one I increased the refresh to 350MS from 250. I like the display better at 3 updates per second.

Thanks Lincomatic for the ability to disable the energy display. I tried it enabled and I still like the simpler original display so I disabled the energy displays.
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Re: SOC-LCD-Meter "LeafCAN" with 2x16 Display by lincomatic

Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:53 am

I'm finding that having a SOC meter in the car is extremely valuable when I take the car on longer trips. Something is definitely up with my battery. My range has gotten significantly shorter, and I can barely do some trips that used to be easy. Yet, when I took the car to the dealer the other day for my annual battery checkup, it passed with flying colors. Nissan is hiding something. Yesterday, my car charged up to only 263 @ 100%, the lowest yet.

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Re: SOC-LCD-Meter "LeafCAN" with 2x16 Display by lincomatic

Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:18 am

Mine is dropping too... I am at 243 for a 100% charge.
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Re: SOC-LCD-Meter "LeafCAN" with 2x16 Display by lincomatic

Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:28 am

chris1howell wrote:Mine is dropping too... I am at 243 for a 100% charge.
If I am correct you had 254 GID few days ago, any good reason for this drop?

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Re: SOC-LCD-Meter "LeafCAN" with 2x16 Display by lincomatic

Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:09 pm

Today my 100% SOC was 279. This is the second recent 279. I have seen 281 before. It looks like I have lost a very slight amount. My car is now 6.5 month old with 6900 miles.
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