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Old 09-29-2014, 03:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by planetaire View Post
Yes, I use a mode called "out of gas".
At the begining of each trip I open, using a relay, a wire, during a second or less.
So the prius think there is no engine !
Aha. I had heard of this before - I didn't know you could "spoof" it.

I use this mode very often because no gas is used and you can use your right foot as you like. You can also use the B mode, a mode with more regen then the D mode.
I assume you are limited in regen to putting current only into the original Toyota NiMH pack? Or can you regen into your boost pack also?

I'm envious of your project - felicitations! Since I scrapped my "around town" converted EV this year, I miss it. A project like this would suit me nicely.
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