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Skywagon
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Re: SOC Gauge update

Tue May 31, 2011 11:15 pm

Count me in... driving the old EV way with a SOC indicator would be great!

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Re: SOC Gauge update

Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:52 am

turbo2ltr wrote:
QueenBee wrote:KickStarter could be a good way to get this project off the ground by getting solid presales. If there was enough real interest then you can build it, if there isn't then both sides don't take any risk.
Funny, I actually applied and they denied me.
Thank you for taking the time to share your idea. Unfortunately, this isn't the right fit for Kickstarter. We receive many project proposals daily and review them all with great care and appreciation. We see a wide variety of inspiring ideas, and while we value each one's uniqueness and creativity, Kickstarter is not the right platform for all of them. We wish you the best of luck as you continue to pursue your endeavor.
There is no downside for them accepting all projects (within reason) so I don't understand their reasoning. This project is very in line with some of the other projects that were accepted..

So now, as a web dev, a kickstarter clone that does not discriminate is on my "future projects" list.. lol
Welcome to the club! They've denied every project I've submitted to them without rhyme or reason (other than the boilerplate). I really wonder what the secret is! :D
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Re: SOC Gauge update

Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:15 am

I'm still confused how it would all work. (sorry) There's a port under the dash? Is that for diagnostics or something?
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Re: SOC Gauge update

Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:21 am

Yes, it is just to the right of the hood release. It contains diagnostic and CAN buss connections, and power for the device. It's similar to the OBDII connectors on every ICE car.
cdub wrote:I'm still confused how it would all work. (sorry) There's a port under the dash? Is that for diagnostics or something?
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Re: SOC Gauge update

Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:28 am

mogur wrote:Wow! Talk about distracted driving!
TEG wrote:
turbo2ltr wrote:It will sit in the most forward area of the center console (behind the cup holder)
That is like the digital SOC gauge I have in my old Ford RangerEV.
+1
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Re: SOC Gauge update

Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:45 am

I'd be interested in the SOC gauge, especially if getting a few more of us can drive the cost down a tad.
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Re: SOC Gauge update

Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:10 am

I'm in! Certainly worthwhile for the SOC. I drove 91.5 miles yesterday on several trips, and when I got to two bars remaining I spent almost another HOUR trying to get as close to "empty" as I could stand. I eventually pulled into the garage with one bar and 7 miles remaining, although I probably could have gone 10.

Those last two bars (after the firmware update) are absolutely horrible at determining remaining juice. I wouldn't be surprised if they held 25% SOC.

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Re: SOC Gauge update

Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:11 am

z0ner wrote:Those last two bars (after the firmware update) are absolutely horrible at determining remaining juice. I wouldn't be surprised if they held 25% SOC.

+1. I won't take the update. I won't! I won't! Make me take it and I'll hold my breath until I turn blue!
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Re: SOC Gauge update

Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:23 am

Sooner or later I knew I was going to have to get it, or a subsequent one that would include it, so I just bought the bullet and had it done last week. I figured I might as well get used to the changes now and recalibrate my mental SOC gauge... I then ran it all the way down from 100 percent charge to turtle so I would have a good idea of what to expect in the future. The last two bars DO feel like a 35Kw pack equivalent!
mwalsh wrote:
z0ner wrote:Those last two bars (after the firmware update) are absolutely horrible at determining remaining juice. I wouldn't be surprised if they held 25% SOC.
+1. I won't take the update. I won't! I won't! Make me take it and I'll hold my breath until I turn blue!
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Re: SOC Gauge update

Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:44 am

I am interested in the accurate SOC capability.
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