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 9/30/07

Engine Blanket 9/30/07
Temp probe for the IMA motor.
Well, it's finally getting cool enough, to road test the blanket. I re-installed the 8 channel thermocouple board so I could watch the engine compartment temps. There will be 4 probes in the area of the 3-way cat, 1 out in front of the radiator block, as a base line (ambient), 1 in the air filter housing, 1 in the warm air pickup tube coming from the cat shield, and 1 in the bell housing, where the IMA motor is part of the drive train. As this Insight gets closer to a greater state of EV, the temp of the IMA motor is of concern; particularly when enclosed in a blanket. Here's a picture of the probe location in the bell housing. There is a nylon bushing to insulate the probe from ground, that cannot be seen behind the black silicone. This location is just below the 12v starter, where I found a boss in the casting. A couple more weekends, and I'll install the blanket.