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
5th wheel part 2
Air cooled 5th wheel
Air springs arrive
No assist when warm
Attachment plate / Ripping the battery pack out .
Back to the 5th wheel
Back to the 5th wheel with some power in our pocket
Beefing up the rear suspension to handle the extra battery weight
Better wheel
IMA Battery Booster/Balencer/Charge controller.
Booster Battery progress
Booster pack test 1
Breaking away from the grid
Cleaning things up for the trek to Madison
DC/DC mounting and cooling
E-Wheel repair and inspection
Final 5th wheel
Finishing up the boost power supply
First full weight test
First power up of boost power supply
Got the exhaust finished
Holy Bat Dropings Robin it is an electric car
MIMA logo?
Air spring and EV wheel begin to take shape
More Prius batteries
New 5th wheel
One hour of electric priority
Portable charging system
Second boost test run
Some booster battery options
Starting to plan the trip to Madison
Test runs and 5th wheel
The Etek motor
The EV Wheel
The ideal battery for a 200 mile commute
Vboost +MIMA, a winning combo for the Insight
What is that orange tail on my Insight
E-wheel for any vehicle


Plug in FAS system

A cool modification to the Insight started with Calpod coming up with up with a simple way to fool the system into stopping the engine in a safe way to simulate the cars autostop feature.FAS
This system allows the driver to kill the engine without needing to turn off the key.
Highwater came up with a way to latch in the condition using relays instead of a switch so the clutch will not need to be held.
This allowed the system to maintain engine off without holding the clutch in.
I drew up a simple schematic that will do the job using either a Momentary switch, or the MIMA AR2 output.
I added an additional set of wires, that tie into the dc/dc converter, which allows the 12V charging system to run when the engine is in FAS.
I now offer the built plug in FAS system as an option for MIMA which has the necessary wiring in the harness.
MIMA is not necessary for using FAS.
Schematic on the downloads page.

This modification cuts the power to the fuel injectors, which causes the engine to stop.
The car must be in neutral for it to remain stopped.
Once the engine is stopped, it will restart under the same conditions as the factory autostop.
1. If the brake vacuume is depleted by several brake activations,the engine will start.
2. Step on the gas, even in neutral, and the engine starts.
3. Put the car back in gear, and the car will restart.
Each down hill presents you with a decision, should you be charging the pack back up with MIMA, or coasting in neutral engine off getting 150MPG.