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Old 02-07-2018, 01:22 PM   #521 (permalink)
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After pulling it apart, I decided I'll just swap it for a high efficiency Meanwell unit when my hybrid battery fails. Total cost for a rebuild looked like it would exceed $100 parts and there's a high likelihood I'd break it.

At some point I'm likely to try my hand at a lithium conversion.

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Is the DC/DC something simple enough that it could be replaced by a Meanwell with the stock battery in place?
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I believe it will throw a CEL without some IMA spoofing, but there are off-the-shelf units for ~$30-40 which are much more efficient now, with lower volume, lower cooling needs and similar capacity.

EDIT: When and if I go lithium, I'm tempted to try and reduce the IMA compartment volume and regain some cargo space.
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Is the DC/DC something simple enough that it could be replaced by a Meanwell with the stock battery in place?
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When and if I go lithium, I'm tempted to try and reduce the IMA compartment volume and regain some cargo space.
If ok with OEM or less energy storage amounts .. I think it would be possible to reduce IMA compartment occupied volume to as little as 1/3 of OEM.

You could regain even more cargo volume if you are also willing to give up the spare tire.
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If ok with OEM or less energy storage amounts .. I think it would be possible to reduce IMA compartment occupied volume to as little as 1/3 of OEM.

You could regain even more cargo volume if you are also willing to give up the spare tire.
On top of that, there's a lot of dead space in the back that's just stuffed with foam.

Sadly my battery is strong and my engine runs well, so it might be a few years before I can justify it.
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On top of that, there's a lot of dead space in the back that's just stuffed with foam.

Sadly my battery is strong and my engine runs well, so it might be a few years before I can justify it.
That just means you have plenty of time to look around .. plan it all out .. get a good deal .. get all the electronic pieces together .. test everything .. and just generally take your time putting it all together .. so then later, the swap in the actual car will be nice smooth and very little car down time.

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