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  • Car battery monitor plugin

    What about a plugin to monitor and report battery usage? It will probably need a hardware interface... Any ideas?

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    This is what I use to see my draw of my carputer http://www.phidgets.com/products.php...duct_id=1122_0 and this to monitor voltage http://www.phidgets.com/products.php...duct_id=1135_0 you will need to make some software to use these if you don't have the phidgets 1018 1019 or 1010 controller. If you have the controller and you use Driveline you are all set. Good luck SNO

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    • #3
      ok I see. I did think about the phidget boards. what is the best board out there? I guess it always depends on what you want to do with it but it's time I got me one of those to play with :-)

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      • #4
        I find the best one is the 1018 or 1010 based unit the 1019 has 6 usb ports but they are limited and not worth the extra money, better to use that extra money and save for a ram mount hub. The beauty about the phidget line is that it's very polished already with source code and examples for pretty much anything. A complete list of attachments that are pretty well plug and play. Support in the big 3 front-ends although CF is a paid for plugin. Hope this helps SNO

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        • #5
          Just to confirm, we're talking about the car battery and not a laptop battery, right?

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          • #6
            That's what the title of the post says, that's what I went by. SNO

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            • #7
              Yeah... good point.

              :-P

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              • #8
                so with the 1018 board monitoring the battery is possible? And the phidget plugin does the the soft side?

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                • #9
                  And I guess I can use it to mute music when I put the gear in reverse mode. I have already asked and got an answer mentioning the phidget board :-)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hadaak View Post
                    so with the 1018 board monitoring the battery is possible? And the phidget plugin does the the soft side?
                    DriveLine pretty much just displays the values coming in from the phidgets. There's nothing in DriveLine for reporting or reacting to these values though. It can be done through the skin XML files, but I might have to contemplate a good generic way to implement it. But it's possible.

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                    • #11
                      yes with 1018 and 1135 voltage sensor or if you want to know your amp draw then you also need the 1122 30amp AC/DC sensor. Driveline knows the sensors so it is just pick and use. You could have a signal wire from your reverse light to trigger and digital input and then not sure how the rest would be done but it is do-able. The 1018/1019/1010 have 8 analog/8 digital inputs and outputs. http://www.phidgets.com check out the sensor variety as well as the software examples ect. SNO

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