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
The Universal Grid Charger
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
Finding The Best Hybrid Mix
E-wheel for any vehicle

Equilization test #1

Equilization test #1
Equilization charge at 300ma

Ian and I took one of my 7 Seven subpack Prius based packs and after discharging it to lower the SOC by 10-20%, set up a constant 300MA charge system, and logged the voltages across each subpack. We spread the packs out so that cooling would be the same on each, and measured the temp of each cell when we took the voltage measurement. The initial condition showed a max of about .07V difference between the subpacks. The charge ran for 14 hours before I saw the sides of the cells start to bulge, but I never saw any measurable temperature rise.
The Subpacks seemed to equalize starting at 7.85V/subpack, where all of the subpacks were at that exact voltage. I continued to charge up to 8.47V/subpack where all the subpacks remained at the exact same voltage.
Next I will discharge the series string and log the voltages during discharge.