Infomation about battery indicator


#21

Dear Ivan,

could this be used with this sketch ?

Best wishes

swiftrapid


#22

You can erase the contents of the loop function and add your own functionality, calling showBatteryLevel every time you need to show the battery level.

I’m not sure, but in any case you can try to modify it and merge both projects.

As said before, you have to find a way to measure your battery and then call showBatteryLevel passing a number between 0 and 100 (representing charge percent).

On how to efficiently measure a battery, it’s not an easy task. I can’t help you with that since it goes beyond the scope of the demo, but I’m sure there should be many examples around.


#23

Ivan thank you very much for helping me out sofar

swiftrapid


#24

You are welcome. Let me know how it goes.


#25

Ivan I doesn’t go very well with this battery indicator to get it in a working order.

And I can’t find anything usefull on the the internet eighter.

Is there someone at the company Artekit who will/can help to get this sketch working for a ordinairy accu like
NI-MH 12V

maybe I did mention it before I’m a 77 year old pensioner and will like this indicator installed in my modeltruck scale 1:14.5 to see when i have to charge the accu

I hope you or one of your colleges could help me

Best wishes

swiftrapid ( Antonny)


#26

Hello @swiftrapid,

We always try our best to help. If we have code available, or something we can quickly provide, we do. But in this case we don’t have anything ready to give to you (other than the tutorial that you already know).

But what is that is not working? At the moment you are not saying what problem you have, or what you’ve done. You have only said what you want to achieve, but it’s difficult for us to support you if you don’t say what the real problem is.

If you are looking for a copy-paste complete code, unfortunately we don’t have it, otherwise I would already gave it to you. I don’t think we can create the code right now as correctly measuring a battery can be a difficult task and can take several hours to provide a copy-paste solution.

I searched “measure battery with arduino” on google and I see (among several other results) this: https://github.com/rlogiacco/BatterySense

It seems to be a library to measure batteries. It also explains why measuring a battery can be difficult, it provides examples and also how to connect it (but I can’t answer questions about the library since I didn’t wrote it and never used it).


#27

Dear Ivan,

The demo sketch of the battery indicator works perfect, thanks to your advise.
I will try to get it working as a real battery indicator with you new advise.
Thank you for all the time you spend to advise me

It doesn’t has to be a exact measurment just similar to the in yours and mine GSM

Best wishes

Swiftrapid


#28

Dear Ivan,

Are you interested in a real working sketch of the battery indicator
whit some help I got one now

swiftrapid


#29

Sure. We can keep it here for reference.


#30

A real working Battery indicator

#include <U8g2lib.h>
#include <U8x8lib.h>
 
// This is the display object. You will change this line if you are using pins
// other that 12, 11, 9 and 10.
U8G2_SSD1306_128X64_NONAME_F_4W_SW_SPI display(U8G2_R0, 12, 11, U8X8_PIN_NONE, 9, 10);
 
// This is the battery bitmap
// This is the area inside the battery bitmap, in pixels
static const PROGMEM unsigned char battery_bitmap[] = {
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#define CHARGE_AREA_START_X     20
#define CHARGE_AREA_START_Y     18
#define CHARGE_AREA_WIDTH       83
#define CHARGE_AREA_HEIGHT      28
 
// This is the battery fill mode
// BATTERY_MODE_SOLID = 1 means the battery bitmap will be filled with
// a solid rectangle according to the battery charge.
// BATTERY_MODE_SOLID = 0 means the battery will be filled with a
// rectangle subdivided in 3. If the battery level is 66% or more, it will
// draw 3 rectangles. If it's 33% or more, it will draw 2 rectangles. It will
// draw 1 rectagle if the battery is less than 33%.
 
#define BATTERY_MODE_SOLID 1
 
// This is the main function, and the one you will want to transplant to your
// code. Pass the battery charge percent and it will draw the battery with
// the corresponding charge level.
void showBatteryLevel(uint8_t percent)
{
    uint8_t width;
 
    if (percent > 100)
        percent = 100;
 
    display.clearBuffer();
    display.drawXBMP(0, 0, 128, 64, battery_bitmap);
 
    if (BATTERY_MODE_SOLID)
    {
        width = (percent * CHARGE_AREA_WIDTH) / 100;
        display.drawBox(CHARGE_AREA_START_X, CHARGE_AREA_START_Y, width, CHARGE_AREA_HEIGHT);
    } else {
        uint8_t bars;
 
        if (percent >= 66)
        {
            // Show three bars
            bars = 3;
        } else if (percent >= 33)
        {
            // Show two bars
            bars = 2;
        } else if (percent > 0)
        {
            // Show one bar
            bars = 1;
        } else {
            // Show nothing
            bars = 0;
        }
 
        uint8_t offset = CHARGE_AREA_START_X;
        for (uint8_t i = 0; i < bars; i++)
        {
            display.drawBox(offset, CHARGE_AREA_START_Y, 27, CHARGE_AREA_HEIGHT);
            offset += 28;
        }
    }
 
    display.sendBuffer();
}
 
float accuspanning = 0.0;
float accuvol = 13.5; //(volle accu 12,6V)
float acculeeg = 11.0; //(lege accu 10,0V)
int percent;
 
void setup()
{
    // Initialize the display object
    display.begin();
    pinMode(A0, INPUT);  //neem ingang A0
}
 
void loop()
{
    // Some test code to scan all the battery levels
   accuspanning = ((analogRead(A0) * 5.0) / 1024.0 ) *3;
 
   percent = map(accuspanning, accuvol, acculeeg, 100, 0);
    showBatteryLevel(percent);
    delay(200);
}

#31

Thank you @swiftrapid. I edited the post to format the source code.


#32

Ivan,

could you tell me why are some words in red ???

swiftrapid


#33

It’s called syntax highlighting and it’s done automatically by the forum software.