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HCH 2006 MPG, Smog not ready, and more!

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Old 08-17-2015, 01:45 AM
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The dealership service department is always a busy one so I assumed they would service paying customer vehicles as priority with mine on a "eh we have some time now" basis, somewhat because they had to order the whole IMA module and core - with local temperatures during the day too high I know they waited until nighttime and after everything else completed to do the full drive cycle so that the catalyst monitor and the rest are now ready, so I can go get the car its smog test Monday morning (finally!).

But. Can you explain the grid charging and discharging thing? For future reference.
 
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:27 AM
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Low current, high voltage charger powered by the electrical grid, hence, "grid charger" that "trickle" charges the IMA battery top balancing the 132 cells in the pack.

Discharging is typically a setup of 2X 100W light bulbs in series attached to the pack to discharge it to <1V. This eliminates voltage depression (analogous to "memory") and bottom balances the cells.

132 cells operating together get out of balance and grid charging/discharging helps restore this balance.
 
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