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Old 12-17-2009, 09:50 AM   #134 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Daox View Post
The OEM pack is ~230V, and the aux pack is 48V. They use a 3000W dc to dc converter to slowly charge the OEM pack from the aux pack. There is also the issue of capacity. The OEM pack is just under 1kWh (which you can't nearly use 100% of) and the aux pack is 4kWh. I agree it would be better to parallel them, but thats just not how this kit is setup.
I was talking about the charger and the engine heater. Although if I were to modify a Prius, I would replace the stock battery with a custom one and build my own control and power circuits. I'll name it after my best friend Allie Moore since that creates a good acronym - Allie Moore Prius (AMP) or Allie Moore Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (AMP-HEV). (As in, "Watch out Volt, here comes the AMP.")
If America manages to eliminate obesity, we would save as much fuel as if every American were to stop driving for three days every year. To be slender like Tiffany Yep is to be a real hypermiler...

Allie Moore and I have a combined carbon footprint much smaller than that of one average American...

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