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
Battery pack rebalancing?
Building the Solar HV charger/rebalancer
Building the HV probe for the + attachment
failure mode #1 Shorted Cell and the cell Zapper fix?
current indicator
Equilization test #1
fast pack rebalancing 101
Getting better signals
Grid charger/Balancer 1
How do I test the sticks to determine which I need to be replaced
Hybrid Battery Repair
IMA battery smart discharger
Looking better on the second cycle
more tuning of the controller/ Datalogger
Not really rebalanced just changed????
Overnight two stage charger
pack rebalancing test 1
Refining the tester
Replacement for 1 Watt LED
Insight Battery pack Solar charger/rebalancer
Subpacks 1-8
Subpack tested first high current run
Subpack tester first test
The HV panels can bend and will shock the S**T out of you
universal dual stage grid charger
What is wrong with the subpacks?
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

Battery pack rebalancing?

Battery pack rebalancing?
HV taps WARNING this will fry you.

WARNING, the batterypack can and will kill you if you contact the hot terminals, so do not try this if not fully comfortable with working on HV DC circuits.

A look at the Saturday workshop efforts will show that Ian has rebalanced the silver Insights battery pack using the Triton smart charger. A lot of work, as the pack must be pulled and disassembled. James Frye from Reno, has duplicated the procedure for his consistantly recalibrating pack, and we await the results.
Another approach to this rebalancing has been suggested by Armin Kusig who has been grid charging his battery pack each night with a gentle 300MA charge. Since the info on NIMH batteries would indicate that a low current charge of the batteries should not do any damage or substantially reduce the life of the batteries, it may be a better way to do a rebalancing.
The battery pack current control/interconnect board allows access to both ends of the battery pack, and therefore is the best place to connect a series charger. The indicated points are only HOT when the main switch is on.We will be building up a constant current charge system to give this a try, and will report the results here.