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

universal dual stage grid charger

universal dual stage grid charger
wide range constant current charger

I wired up the two stage grid charger and powered it up.
Put a switch on each of the four 48V supplies, and a master switch that turns on the two CC supplies.
A 6A diode across each of the power supplies output terminals so current has a way to get back to the CC power supply negative when the 48V supply is off.The diode drop about 2 V when all of the supplies are off.

Each of the 48V fixed supplies can be adjusted from 40-53V.

With all of the 48 supplies turned off, we have a 350mA and 700mA CC supply that has 4 diodes in series with it.
This gives us a choice of 350mA, 700mA, or 1050mA.
The current can be supplied over a CC range of ~6V to 46V.( 2V lost in diodes)
A single subpack to 5 subpacks.

Turn on one of the 48V supplies, and we add an adjustable 40-54V
Total CC range ~40V within a range of ~43 to 100V
(Half of an Insight pack)

two supplies ~83-154V (InsightII 100V pack)

three ~123-208V (Insight and Civic pack)

four ~163-262V (Prius pack)

5 or more to do any hybrid battery out there.

The CC supplies work perfectly in parallel, so in theory one could put 10 or more in parallel to get a 6-48V 7A+ power supply.
Lots of possibilities.