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

The Insight E-wheel after 3 years

The  Insight E-wheel after 3 years
Three Years Later

I finally removed the e-wheel, boost system, and booster batteries, to clear the deck for my next round of modifications. I carefully examined the e-wheel mechanism, and found that one of the pivot hinges was binding, as well as the hinge pin on the up/down force cylinder clevis. Some lube and some gentle tapping made it good again. A sealed greased hinge bearing would be how I would do it again.

The cylinder shaft seal is leaking air just a bit, and some of the air fittings are also leaking from the plastic tubing cold flowing around the o-ring. True compression fittings with inner and outer ferrules would be the best way to run the air.

The controller and control handle are still working like new.

The regulator I chose is one that will not vent if the output pressure is higher than the input, or each bump will vent some air.

The tire with about 500-600 miles on it still has some rubber, but no threads,
A bigger diameter tire with more aggressive threads, and much more down force would all move things in a better direction.

An hour with the wire wheel, and the thing will look like new.