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Re: SOC Gauge update

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 3:02 pm
by jimtubbs
You can count me in. Jim Tubbs

Re: SOC Gauge update

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 3:21 pm
by sparky
In.

Re: SOC Gauge update

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 4:10 pm
by jwatte
turbo2ltr wrote: The estimated cost is going to be near the $200 mark. Maybe $175.
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The problem is that there just isn't a market for it to make it profitable.
This is why most high-end and custom gear is disproportionately more expensive than the mass market versions.
If I were developing this product, I'd price it at $499 (excluding installation), and give everyone who pre-orders in these forums a $100 rebate.
Would that make the economics work out better?
(You'd probably want to market it online to car aftermarket shops and Nissan places, too -- but then, also allow for warranty and returns)

Re: SOC Gauge update

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 4:23 pm
by charlie1300
What's involved in the installation? Anything that would be warranty voiding?
The ability to pick your % charge is really attractive.

Re: SOC Gauge update

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 4:31 pm
by SilverLeaf
I am interested, but not yet definitely in. The $200 is fine. Depends upon the installation, warranty on LEAF, features, etc. If I know more detail about the install, features and warranty, I could be more definitive.

Re: SOC Gauge update

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 4:34 pm
by TomT
Federal law precludes warranty invalidation and, besides, it should basically be plug and play anyway if it is on the CAN buss.
The ability to pick a charge level would, frankly, be of the least interest to me since 80 and 100 percent covers pretty much all my needs and I don't really see the advantage of 90 percent in most situations.
charlie1300 wrote:What's involved in the installation? Anything that would be warranty voiding?
The ability to pick your % charge is really attractive.

Re: SOC Gauge update

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 4:53 pm
by planet4ever
Will it just plug into that port three inches to the right of the hood release? My preference would be for something I could put into the hole where that silly tiny window is, in front of the driver's side mirror. I'm good for $200 if it can do that, and I don't imagine I'll care about any features beyond the SOC number. Well, unless you can give me kWh at the J1772 port, which I doubt.

Ray

Re: SOC Gauge update

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 5:26 pm
by TomT
No, I actually find that little window useful for spotting people walking in what would otherwise be a complete blind spot. I would not want to cover it up.
planet4ever wrote:Will it just plug into that port three inches to the right of the hood release? My preference would be for something I could put into the hole where that silly tiny window is, in front of the driver's side mirror. I'm good for $200 if it can do that, and I don't imagine I'll care about any features beyond the SOC number. Well, unless you can give me kWh at the J1772 port, which I doubt.

Ray

Re: SOC Gauge update

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 7:41 pm
by GroundLoop
I'd buy one.

Even after I'm done decoding all the messages, I wouldn't want to drive around with a laptop just to see my SOC, Instantaneous demand, or any other day-to-day info.

I'd gladly pay $200 to have someone else build a nice PCB, case, display, connector...

Re: SOC Gauge update

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 9:44 pm
by Jimmydreams
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