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Building a HCHII grid charger

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Old 03-14-2019, 11:24 AM
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I've bought and upgraded my grid charger with apc 35 dc supplies. Just waiting for a good window to do my next charge/discharge.

The car is still driving good but started doing regular recals a few weeks ago. Hopfully an upgraded charger and a proper discharge will get it in better shape.

S Keith maybe you could give me the lazy man's answer to my next project? I'm looking at a 2010 Honda Insight as a second car. Is it a generally more reliable car than the civic hybrid?
 

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Old 03-16-2019, 08:37 PM
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G2 Insight is fine. A couple years have piston ring issues, but not the 2010.
 
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Old 03-17-2019, 12:48 AM
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Heh,
Glad you approve because I already have one.

The acceleration compared to the civic is noticeably better.
It also has more features with auto lights and wipers as well as aux input. Very happy so far.

No issues with the ima that I can see. I repeatedly drove it hard during the test to see if I could get the battery level down low but it just kept providing and after 5-6 hard accelerations it was only 50%. I don't know if this car even has recals?

Can I use the same grid charger for this ima system? 200v peak?

Some minor issues noticed so far :
Wet below trunk floor after rain /wash. Likely due to next issue.
Door gaskets are damaged. Front and rear, don't see anything wrong with trunk gasket tho.
Drivers seat adjust bar is broken. Known issue with Hondas of this period.
One rear window not working.

All these issues I should be able to fix myself. Will put out requests for parts in breakers yards.
 
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:28 AM
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G2 insight only has 84 cells with 101V nominal voltage. Your 54-90V PSU will not work. 2X APC-35-350 should.
 
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