New England Hybrid Festival 2013
Mikes You Tube Videos
Mikes Saturday Hybrid-Solar- Electric Workshop
IMA-EV mod workshop 1 discussing the options
IMA-EV mod workshop 1 gen 3 civic to gen 1 Insight IMA differences
IMA-EV mod
disassembly of clutch and flywheel from IMA motor
removing the (IMA motor
engine to rotor interface
14 year old cars have rust issues
The transmission is operational
getting the shift linkage and output shaft made
workshops 2013 Figuring out the 5 speed transmission
New Saturday workshop helper
Civic power electronics
IMA motor temp
IMA motor is added to my inventory
Cutting deeper
Thoughts on my ideal Insight pack
Prius subpacks in an Insight
Other projects
Early results of subpack testing
Silver pack reassembled.
Insight 20 AH lithium battery system
Grid charger Users page
Mikes Surplus Loft
Renewable energy exhibits
New England Hybrid festival 2014

Prius subpacks in an Insight

Prius subpacks in an Insight
Hacking the spare Insight battery case

Will Chabotte came up for the Jan 19 workshop, and we got into hacking the ribs out of the spare Insight battery case.
A sharp carpenters saw did a nice job cutting the plastic, but only after we put in a good deal of elbow grease.
If the side ribs are also removed, we can get 20 subpacks into the Insight case. It is a toss up as to whether this is the best route to go, as the sawing and modifications are time consuming,and we still have to deal with cooling the subpacks properly, and making all the connections, but in theory it can be made to work.
A custom case with the cooling and subpack clamping considered in the design will make a better functioning solution, but the case would need to be built from scratch.
It's never easy.