|Started a You tube channel, here are the links to various videos.|
Solar puppet and big HV solar energy storage capacitorsfinally got some video of the solar puppet and the big solar charged capacitor bank in action
solar Puppet and big cap bank demonstrations
Solar survival trailer 1`Finally did a video on my solar survival trailer
Shows the tracker, boiling water, cooking eggs,ham,burgers,hotdogs,chicken, melting rocks and glass
Full MIMA installThe full video showing the Plug and Play install of MIMA
MIMA install Video
Output shaft first view of the running honda Insight 5 speed transmissionOutput shaft first view of the running honda Insight 5 speed transmission
A look at the output shaft gears on a running 5 speed transmission
NewFirst look at the input shaft side of the 5 speed Insight transmissionFirst look at the running gear train of the Honda Insight 5 speed transmission.
5 speed tranny Input shaft first look
New code V 2.4This code instruction is for V 2.4 of the code and will be updated as we develop new code. It has full discharger support, for cycling, pulse Internal resistance testing, and high current IR test( not released yet).
The user interface is much more intuitive for the user, includes the new option bit setup which is so much simpler than V 1.2.
This version requires that you have upgraded your chargers hardware to include the mew 18F4620 microcontroller, and has the AUX port connector installed.
New code V 2.4 operation video
Installing a harness in the Honda Insighta step by step video showing how the grid charger harness is installed in the Honda Insight gen 1
2000- 2006 Honda Insight Charger harness install
First gen Civic InstallStep by step install of a grid charger harness in the first generation Honda Civic
2001-2005 Civic harness Install
Installing a harness in the second generation Honda CivicStep by step install of a grid charger harness in the second generation Honda Civic.
Note that the 2006 through 2008 civic may have a different HV connector board from what the video shows.
Please refer to this photo for the correct + and - connection points.
2006-2008 civic connection points
2006--- Honda civic harness install
Calibrating the charger for a new harnessHow to calibrate the charger for a new harness
Adding a new car profile and harness
How to assemble and test the discharger accessory before using itMany people assemble the discharger incorrectly, so Jessica demonstrates how to insert the bulbs and test the discharger to confirm operation.
Jessica explains how to assemble and test the discharger
Upgrading the Grid chargerIf I send you a new chip with new software. this video shows how to disassemble the charger and swap the chip. It also shos how to upgrade an earlier charger that does not have the AUX connector.
Upgrading the grid charger
Programmer P1 hardwareThis video shows the parts of the Programmer kit
Connecting the programmer hardware
Programmer P2 software and operationWhat happens on the charger during programming
Loading the software and using the programmer
Programmer P3 Charger during programmingDownloading the PicKit2 software
downloading the Hex code
reprogramming the charger
Charger during programming
Smart Charger Datalogger Part 1 Checking the serial port on the PCThis first step towards using the datalogger is to get the serial set up in the PC.
The charger has a serial output that is configured as an RS232 port. Most computers have USB, so an RS232 to USB adapter is required to get the data into the PC.
I use a Sewell device that cost less than $10.
Each device will require a driver, and this must be installed before the device will work. This video shows how to examine the connection using the device manager,to confirm that this is working.
Installing and testing the serial port
Smart Charger Datalogger Part 2 Downloading the config and datalogger programsThis video shows how to download unzip, and install the Datalogger and config programs
Downloading and installing the programs
Smart Charger Datalogger Part 3 operating the config generator to generate the config fileUsing the config program to generate the config file
Generating the config file
Smart Charger Part 4 Operating the datalogger part1Here we get into operating the datalogger.
We see how to download and upload data from the charger we see how to view and change the charger variables, how to start and stop the charger, and how to view the results of the datalogging and how to name the database files
Operating the datalogger Part 1
Smart Charger Datalogger Part 5 Using the file compare, and file controlHere we look at how the program can be stopped and restarted and how we control the database files. we can automatically generate a new file each time we stop and restart the datalogger, or we can append the old file each time we restart, the file compare is used to view and compare old database files
View and compare the old files
Using the hondsa Insight Battery pack lifterSave the back, and have good control of the inserting and removal of the battery pack.
How to lift the pack with no back strain
Using the charger/discharger to determine which sticks need to be replacedWhen the charger no longer can keep your pack operational, it can be used to determine the low capacity subpacks by looking at the sequence that they drop out when discharging.
Finding the bad subpacks