I asked somewhere recently if anyone knows for sure what the "Average" on the dash Energy Information Display is based on.MrFish wrote:Now by my simple math a 24 kw battery with 12 bars on the gauge = 2 kw per bar and assuming 13 bars with a "hidden" bar = 1.8 kw/bar.
Now I just did a 50 mile test trip and the dash trip meter shows 3.5 miles/kw so I used 14 kw, however I used 10 bars which 14kw/10=1.4kw/bar.
At that rate the full 12 bars x 1.4 kw would mean Nissan is limiting the battery to 16.8 kw and using the 13 bars theory would be 18.2kw.
With my Civic GX, I could go 130-150 miles before the needle moved off of 'F'. Then after it reached just past half (300 or so), it would drop like a rock. When the low fuel light came one, I always had a minimum of 50 miles. One time I stretched that to 68 just to see how far I could go. I won't be doing that with the LEAF.GeekEV wrote:I would guess it's non-linear now. I really don't think the overall range has changed any, just the reporting of it. All signs now seem geared to scare you so you don't push it. My gas gauge was never linear either, the first tick or two always disappeared faster than the others.
I'm sorry I find this whole conversation rather hilarious. There is no "invisible bar". These bars aren't physical things. It's a display! It's a dial. That's it!Spies wrote:
If this is indeed the case it certainly looks like the 12 bar SOC display has been shifted a full bar or even more with the update. To me it seems like after the update there are now 13 bars total instead of 12 with the bottom bar being invisible. If this is indeed the case I can change my behavior accordingly and rely more on the low battery and very low battery than the bars until I get used to the changes. Do these assumptions seem reasonable? Once again if Nissan would just tell us what they changed it would make things a lot easier.
Just to be clear: You are saying you had 10 bars when you started and only 7 bars after driving 12 miles? That does sound pretty insane, and might suggest there will be another service upgrade in our future.jason98 wrote:SOC: 80% (timer charge)
speed: 40 mph max (city)
I got 3 bars gone after 12 miles! That's pretty much insane.
Fine. May I suggest, then, if you are ever out driving and the 12th bar disappears, you stop immediately wherever you are, rather than chance insanity as your brain contemplates depending on something that doesn't exist.cdub wrote:I'm sorry I find this whole conversation rather hilarious. There is no "invisible bar". These bars aren't physical things. It's a display! It's a dial. That's it!
Isn't Lion by it's very nature nonlinear? So this is normal.planet4ever wrote: P.S. on latest posts. I'm not willing to agree that it is nonlinear. That's quite normal for analog gauges, but makes for unnecessarily complex programming with digital computations.
It may not be, but programming that is dead easy. You simply have a 12 bucket array which stores the bottom threshold for each bar. The calculations would be done once, by hand. When the SOC changes, you just scan the array to see which bucket it falls into and light up that many bars...planet4ever wrote:I'm not willing to agree that it is nonlinear. That's quite normal for analog gauges, but makes for unnecessarily complex programming with digital computations.
I think I need to go take the blue pill now.cdub wrote:There is no spoon!