Grid Charger
Grid charger owners and location, as well as some service links for hybrid services
Grid charger code V3.0 manual
Understanding the charging and balancing process
Pack discharger
SOC reset device
Insight Battery pack lifter
Grid charger test adapters
Reprogramming the charger
Installing the Genesis One Universal grid charger in an Insight
Installing the Genesis One Universal grid charger in a First Gen Civic
Harness options
MIMA Pack Whack and rebalancing the battery
Battery pack rebalancing?
Building the Solar HV charger/rebalancer
Building the HV probe for the + attachment
failure mode #1 Shorted Cell and the cell Zapper fix?
current indicator
Equilization test #1
fast pack rebalancing 101
Getting better signals
Grid charger/Balancer 1
How do I test the sticks to determine which I need to be replaced
Hybrid Battery Repair
IMA battery smart discharger
Looking better on the second cycle
more tuning of the controller/ Datalogger
Not really rebalanced just changed????
Overnight two stage charger
pack rebalancing test 1
Rebalancing?
Refining the tester
Replacement for 1 Watt LED
Insight Battery pack Solar charger/rebalancer
Subpacks 1-8
Subpack tested first high current run
Subpack tester first test
The HV panels can bend and will shock the S**T out of you
universal dual stage grid charger
What is wrong with the subpacks?
Mikes Insight
EV Insight with a Prius heart
Grid charger Operating Instructions V1.2
Designing a PHEV system for the Civics, Insight 1 and 2 ------------Micro V-Buck PHEV
Doug's V-Boost
Randall's Insight
Paul's Adventures in alternative evergy
Western Washington University X-Prize car
BlueBird1
Finding The Best Hybrid Mix
E-wheel for any vehicle

Hybrid Battery Repair

Hybrid Battery Repair
Ron and Mike at Hybrid Battery Repair shop

Ron from Hybrid Battery repair offered to give me several Civic and insight power electronics packages, so My buddy Paul offered to drive the 650 mile round trip in his Prius so we could check out Ron's battery rebuilding system and pick up the toys.
Ron has an effective system to cycle each 12 cell section of the packs while recording the AH capacity. After several cycles, he charges them and does an additional discharge at high rate on a single subpack while plotting the discharge curve on a computer. The shape of the curve is a good indicator as to the condition of the subpack.
The pack is reassembled, and charged as a unit after any sub-optimum subpacks are replaced with subpacks of
similar AH capacity to the rest of the pack, so all subpacks are as close to the same as possible.
Ron's website
Thanks to Ron for the power electronics and the tour of his shop.