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
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

Engine Blanket 4/03/08

Brief update.

I had no problems with the Engine Blanket during the winter season. It is still on the engine at this time, and temps are still manageable by pulling back a corner of the radiator block, and/or climate controls.

As for increasing the overall FE, it certainly didn't make much difference this winter. Worst winter of the 3 years that I have driven the Insight. It does help retain some of the heat in the coolant. After a 10 hour workday the coolant would be in the 25-30F above ambient. At about 4 miles out I would be seeing 195F coolant temps. Then start burping the climate control to increase the cabin temps. And that's with easy does it hypermiling.

Combined with the WAI pulling from inside the heat shield on the cat, I noticed a decrease in the frequency of the NOx purge events. I think the little ICE was much happier.