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by Mr. Mik
Jan 21 2013 7:45am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Prius NHW10 (MK1) Hybrids - How to test and resurrect them
Replies: 85
Views: 30500

Re: Prius NHW10 (MK1) Hybrids - How to test and resurrect th

whatever wrote:can the nimh pack be replaced with a123 20ah cells in NHW10?
I don't know.

I hold promise for Antiscab attempt at a Lithium conversion (using 100 x GBS 20Ah cells). See: http://visforvoltage.org/forum/13389-mo ... ment-68791

Mik
by Mr. Mik
Dec 23 2012 6:35pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: SkyRC Quattro B6AC charger
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: SkyRC Quattro B6AC charger

Thanks! I have connected the QUATTRO charger to a sealed 12V 110Ah lead-acid Marine/RV continuous use / deep discharge battery. This battery is for the moment being charged by a three-stage lead acid charger, capable of charging at up to 10A. 10A should be enough, because I do not intend to use the ...
by Mr. Mik
Dec 22 2012 6:37pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: SkyRC Quattro B6AC charger
Replies: 3
Views: 585

SkyRC Quattro B6AC charger

Hi, I recently bought a SkyRC Quattro B6AC charger http://www.skyrc.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=124 It seems to work very well so far, the only annoyance is that the cooling fan is noisy and turns on and off, sometimes every few seconds, depending on load and temperature. I wonder...
by Mr. Mik
Jun 15 2012 6:20pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Generix Motor Controller for a Vectrix VX-1?
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: Generix Motor Controller for a Vectrix VX-1?

Regarding getting a new controller for it that has freely-shared code, I imagine your only choice would be to build yourself one of the various open-source controllers, and adapt it to your needs. I can't imagine that any company that manufactures a controller for sale will ever give you the softwa...
by Mr. Mik
Jun 15 2012 5:19pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Generix Motor Controller for a Vectrix VX-1?
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: Generix Motor Controller for a Vectrix VX-1?

Thanks, Amberwolf. The problem is that Vectrix do not share the required information (source code, diagrams etc) to integrate something new into the system, or to even repair the existing hardware or software. The stock system is also needlessly complex and error prone (such comments have been made ...
by Mr. Mik
Jun 15 2012 7:18am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Generix Motor Controller for a Vectrix VX-1?
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Generix Motor Controller for a Vectrix VX-1?

Could the Vectrix motor controller be replaced with a different motor controller? As far as I understand it, the stock MC communicates with the charger, the ICM and the display via the Canbus, and all this connectivity would be lost. The stock charger (at least the older one) is poorly designed and ...
by Mr. Mik
May 15 2011 3:57pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Prius NHW10 (MK1) Hybrids - How to test and resurrect them
Replies: 85
Views: 30500

Replacement battery modules

Used battery modules ("sticks") can be bought from a number of vendors, one example can be found here:

http://www.insightcentral.net/forums/hy ... post191735
by Mr. Mik
May 15 2011 3:55pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Prius NHW10 (MK1) Hybrids - How to test and resurrect them
Replies: 85
Views: 30500

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by Mr. Mik
Apr 27 2011 9:51pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Prius NHW10 (MK1) Hybrids - How to test and resurrect them
Replies: 85
Views: 30500

Special Freddy NHW10 EQ charger V15.3

Here is the "final" (HAHA!) version 15.3 of the Special Freddy NHW10 EQ charger. It has been working quite well for some time now but it still needs to be considered an experimental design. Don't just build one like it unless you know what you are doing! See these previous posts for more details: ht...
by Mr. Mik
Feb 09 2011 4:32am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Prius Batteries - How to make them work
Replies: 149
Views: 43563

Re: Prius Batteries - How to make them work

elblat wrote:...
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In fact I broke my test mount with them. They really seem to flow a lot of amps. ...
You bet they do!

Check out this thread: https://www.endless-sphere.com/forums/v ... 45#p280873

I don't recommend prolonged 100A testing any more, but they'll do it!
by Mr. Mik
Jan 19 2011 5:18pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Prius NHW10 (MK1) Hybrids - How to test and resurrect them
Replies: 85
Views: 30500

Re: Prius NHW10 (MK1) Hybrids - How to test and resurrect th

Ask on the http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Mk1_Prius/ group.

I know of a person doing mobile NHW10 service somewhere on your island, I'll forward a link to this post so he can contact you if appropriate.
by Mr. Mik
Jan 17 2011 7:13am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Prius NHW10 (MK1) Hybrids - How to test and resurrect them
Replies: 85
Views: 30500

Re: Prius NHW10 (MK1) Hybrids - How to test and resurrect th

DavidPhan wrote:Hi guys

Would anyone have a English translation and break down of the NHW11 card for the s2000?

Thanks
David
Try comparing it to the NHW10 translations. I guess it will be very similar.
by Mr. Mik
Jan 02 2011 5:09pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Prius Batteries - How to make them work
Replies: 149
Views: 43563

Re: Prius Batteries - How to make them work

Good to see you here, Mike!

Always most interesting to have a look at what you are up to. I wish you had more time!
by Mr. Mik
Dec 24 2010 8:56am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Prius NHW10 (MK1) Hybrids - How to test and resurrect them
Replies: 85
Views: 30500

Re: Prius NHW10 (MK1) Hybrids - How to test and resurrect th

Attached is a vastly improved version of the English S2000 NHW10 Menu structure. Again, it is really a .mmap file, NOT a PDF file. I renamed it to S2000 scanner menus 2010-12-24 public.mmap.pdf to get it past the forum software. Download, then RENAME it by deleting just the last few letters so that ...
by Mr. Mik
Dec 23 2010 3:18pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Prius NHW10 (MK1) Hybrids - How to test and resurrect them
Replies: 85
Views: 30500

Re: Prius NHW10 (MK1) Hybrids - How to test and resurrect th

Welcome! Firstly, when I reverse, the engine shuts down and the car works prefectly on the battery. That is perfectly normal. It can be a big problem when the battery is empty or severely defective, because the car is then totally unable to reverse. When I stop, the engine automatically restarts and...
by Mr. Mik
Dec 21 2010 8:48am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Prius NHW10 (MK1) Hybrids - How to test and resurrect them
Replies: 85
Views: 30500

Prius NHW10 Techno S2000 Scanner English Translation

Hi everyone, I have made a more functional Mindmap which can be opened with the free viewer software downloadable from here: http://www.issusa.com/page5753554.aspx Once you have installed it, you will be able to open the attached Mindmap file and navigate it much more efficiently than the MindMan Pe...
by Mr. Mik
Dec 20 2010 8:40am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Prius NHW10 (MK1) Hybrids - How to test and resurrect them
Replies: 85
Views: 30500

Prius NHW10 (MK1) Hybrids - Techno S2000 Scanner

The Techno S2000 scanner is the only scanner that can perform all necessary operations on a NHW10 Prius if the NHW10 data disk is inserted into the S2000. Quite a few S2000, some with the NHW10 data disk, have recently been bought by private NHW10 owners. It seems like Toyota Japan is selling off th...
by Mr. Mik
Nov 08 2010 9:04am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: A simple but effective NiMH BMS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3420

Re: A simple but effective NiMH BMS?

The simulated circuit continues to slowly mature.... nothing has been built as prototype yet. Below is the code for the latest version of the simulation. It is to be used in the applet at http://www.falstad.com/circuit/ The simulated measurements which I have performed to evaluate the various permut...
by Mr. Mik
Oct 31 2010 4:36am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: A simple but effective NiMH BMS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3420

Re: A simple but effective NiMH BMS?

The MK1 insight has the 120 NIMH cells divided up into 10 segments of twelve cells each and seems to be able to detect cell reversal/empty etc. It might be possible to use an old Honda insight BCM to monitor your battery pack. Especially if you could limit it to 100 cells or add some more to make i...
by Mr. Mik
Oct 07 2010 5:28am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: A simple but effective NiMH BMS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3420

Re: A simple but effective NiMH BMS?

Here is an adaptation of Lee Hart's BattBridge: http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk217/Mr_Mik/Vectux/IDeA/BattBridge21.jpg Paste this into the applet at: http://www.falstad.com/circuit/ $ 1 5.0E-6 0.02528395958047465 58 5.0 50 v 768 240 768 144 0 0 40.0 37.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 v 768 336 768 240 0 0 40.0 ...
by Mr. Mik
Oct 07 2010 3:45am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: A simple but effective NiMH BMS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3420

Re: A simple but effective NiMH BMS?

so basically a more complex version of this? http://www.evdl.org/pages/battbridge.html Yes! Thank you! That's how easy I like it.... Two of these would do - but they cause a fair bit of current draw. It would need to be combined with an automatic battery disconnect and inrush current limiter - but ...
by Mr. Mik
Oct 06 2010 4:16pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: A simple but effective NiMH BMS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3420

Re: A simple but effective NiMH BMS?

It should be easy enough to use an op-amp as a voltage comparator, I'm just not sure if you'd run into problems with false triggering. The sensitivity could be adjusted though. If the premise is that only one cell at a time will go flat, then measuring V1-V3 should be unnecessary, and it will be mo...
by Mr. Mik
Oct 06 2010 2:36am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: A simple but effective NiMH BMS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3420

Re: A simple but effective NiMH BMS?

Thank you, Jeremy and Fechter! Your help is much appreciated. However, I am trying to avoid having to connect up multiple cells, or all cells in the battery. Those systems which were developed for Lithium batteries need to detect under-voltage of a cell at the cell level, because the Lithium cell wi...
by Mr. Mik
Oct 05 2010 5:25am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: A simple but effective NiMH BMS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3420

A simple but effective NiMH BMS?

I have an idea for a BMS for NiMH batteries - but I don't know how to make the electronic measurement parts of it. What I need is the IDeA - the Imbalance Detection Apparatus - to do it automatically. Manually (with a DMM) I can do all it needs to do - I hope the IDeA is relatively easy to make, for...
by Mr. Mik
Sep 26 2010 9:20pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Prius Batteries - How to make them work
Replies: 149
Views: 43563

Re: Prius Batteries - How to make them work

I bought an Imax B6 charger to help charge my Prius modules. I've read the directions several times, and I am still quite lost how to use it. I was hoping to charge/discharge them. Only 10 modules of the 33 I have purchased are holding voltage more than a few days. Can someone give a description of...