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Re: SOC Gauge update

Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:36 am

davewill wrote:
downeykp wrote:If I knew what it was and what it did I might be interested.
Did you bother to read the first post in the thread?
That really doesn't help anyway because later he changed it. He's not sure what all would be included.
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Re: SOC Gauge update

Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:58 am

ok, not sure what the push back is about, because i posted the EXACT same concerns and my post was like 2nd or something. i just checked and the OP has not been edited. it only states goals, ideas, etc. he just wants clarification and the OP gives very little of that

i would assume is some sort of "Canview" interface module with a simple LCD display that allow us to view user friendly info, etc. it also mentions being able to set SOC levels? now if i can set to charge to 90%, then i would gladly pay the $200, but more so because its from here than i would pay some outside vendor.

it is this kind of innovation that will make the Leaf work and i am more than willing to support it, but it has to provide a service i want. my Prius was the same way. Toyota did a great job of providing us the bare minimum as far as driving status of the car. aftermarket products immediately cured that and i strongly suspect, drove product innovation for the 2012 Ford Focus with its computer controlled front radiator louvers.

i guess Ford just wanted to "one up" all those "front grill foam-stuffing radiator Prius fools"
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Re: SOC Gauge update

Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:41 am

Well I (evidentially wrongly) assumed most people knew what a "gauge" was, and they know what "SOC" is. I also wrongly assumed everyone here followed the other "My findings on the can bus" thread.

A gauge is any sort of apparatus that can convey information to a person.
SOC is the state of charge of the battery. It is independent of the range that the car calculates and provides a more consistent idea of how much energy is left in the battery using a 0 to 100% indication.

I said that the charge to n% is a possibility. I also understand that the inclusion of this feature may make/break decisions and that's fine, I just don't have that answer yet.

This thread was just intended as a general updates, not a "everyone has to decide now with just the info I gave". I appreciate everyone who indicated they were "in" and hopefully answered questions for those that needed more info, though some info I just don't have at this point.

That really doesn't help anyway because later he changed it. He's not sure what all would be included.
huh? I don't remember changing anything.


In any case, it looks like I let this play out too long and now there's some competition. I've already shared what I know with these guys since forking out $10k right now isn't something I'm looking to do. So we'll see how it plays out. The more people that are on it, the faster a solution can be provided.
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Re: SOC Gauge update

Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:49 am

turbo,
We all sincerely appreciate your significant efforts
and contributions to the CAN-Decoding effort.
THANKS for helping all of us!!!
Cheers, GaryG
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Re: SOC Gauge update

Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:05 pm

LEAFfan wrote:
davewill wrote:
downeykp wrote:If I knew what it was and what it did I might be interested.
Did you bother to read the first post in the thread?
That really doesn't help anyway because later he changed it. He's not sure what all would be included.
I already apologized for the misunderstanding.
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Re: SOC Gauge update

Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:13 pm

Mahalo everyone, I now understand and would probably also like to buy. After driving for the few days that I have had the car. I now see what everyone is talking about.
The mileage gauge is all over the place. I had one spot driving home from Costco today where the mileage gauge went from 83 to 74 in probably 3/4 of a mile. So I am in. Again thanks for educating me.
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Re: SOC Gauge update

Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:15 pm

Somebody was driving his/her LEAF today with the SOC displayed in real time (in big characters) on the screen of his laptop.

Only takes CAN-to-RS232 hardware (& firmware), an RS232-to-USB "adapter cable", and software in the laptop.

Of course, I think turbo was planning a ... much more compact embodyment! :D
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Re: SOC Gauge update

Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:11 pm

Get a mirror and make it in to a heads-up display!
garygid wrote:Somebody was driving his/her LEAF today with the SOC displayed in real time (in big characters) on the screen of his laptop.
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Re: SOC Gauge update

Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:30 pm

Turbo,
Count me in, it may be the only way I get an accurate SOC.
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Re: SOC Gauge update

Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:36 am

I am a Leaf owner in the UK and so I wondered if there were any issues with using this proposed device on UK Leafs?

If not then I would leap at the chance to get accurate SOC % info and to set the charge % to something other than the 80% or 100% would also be great. Not bothered by the nag screen though.

Please count me in. :)

I am involved in the UK forum LeafTalk.co.uk and so I will post on there and see if any other UK Leaf owners would be interested.

Obviously there would be an additional shipping cost to the UK but if I could get several orders from the UK and bulk order as a single batch then shipping might come down so as I hear of other UK takers I shall post here so you can track numbers.

So for now - 1 from UK (me!)

This is very exciting and I hope you get enough takers to go ahead.

Paul

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