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Old 08-22-2016, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just ordered the Prolong Battery Reconditioning Package

Thanks Jeff at http://hybridautomotive.com/ for your assistance in getting the Prolong™ Battery Reconditioning Package - for my 2000 Honda Insight.
I expect to get in Canada within 10 days I hope.
My poor IMA battery is not happy with the current heatwave maxing at 100 f.
I hope to get a few good years out of my battery with the Prolong™ Battery Reconditioning Package.
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If I didn't know of WD40's many interesting posts, I'd assume he was a shill for this company.

Nothing about how the product works, or personal results from using it? This forum demands a minimum of AB testing to be interested.
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Plus the three times he used the complete name for the product.
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See this is one of the reasons that I hate the way a lot of hybrid are designed.
They could have added this to production vehicles for likely well under $50 and extended battery life for years.
Or even simpler for a few dollars just added a port so the dealer could plug something in for reconditioning or regenerating the battery.
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WOW are you kidding me ... read the post ... it says
I expect to get it in Canada within 10 days I hope.
Gimmie a break if I'm happy I ordered something.
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See this is one of the reasons that I hate the way a lot of hybrid are designed.
They could have added this to production vehicles for likely well under $50 and extended battery life for years.
Or even simpler for a few dollars just added a port so the dealer could plug something in for reconditioning or regenerating the battery.
This was tried on the Gen0 Prius with the Bamboo sticks - a 1A charger as an option. Unfortunately, it was very poorly designed and did more harm than good.

Once they are sure they can meet the warranty requirements, there is zero motivation for them to improve things. It would only cut into new battery sales and dealer revenue.

There is boatloads of evidence of the effectiveness of the HA system. It only works as well as the battery allows. If the battery has failed due to cell shorting or aggressive cell discharge, it can't do squat for you, but if the battery is just imbalanced or there is only "mild" self-discharge going on, it can nurse an ailing pack along for years.
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WOW are you kidding me ... read the post ... it says
I expect to get it in Canada within 10 days I hope.
Gimmie a break if I'm happy I ordered something.
OK, I get that. It just seemed to fit the 1st time poster formula for a shill.

I'm excited to hear how it goes!
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OK, so after a crap load of UPS BS, I finally had to pick up my package from UPS.
I managed to install the charge/discharge harness in my Insight within the 1.5 hours they say it will take, so that made me feel better.
Its a really well made product, looks rugged yet it wouldn't look out of place in my living-room, lol.
I don't have time left to discharge and recharge the battery as I had to waste my week of vacation time waiting for UPS to get their act together, I honestly don't see how UPS in CANADA is still in business, they haven't got a clue.
Any way rant off ... I got my product and its installed.
I will update as time off permits ... 6-12 hours to discharge and 24-48 hours to recharge
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IMHO, 48 hours is way too long. 30 hrs from a known flat battery is the max.
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Don't be too offended, WD40, it looked like your account had been hacked and was being used to flog products by especially sophisticated spambots. I swear, I read the post in a pseudo-Chinese accent., that's how well it ticked the boxes for spam cues.

I screwed a discharger together out of about $10 worth of hardware store parts and some wire I had lying around. I took my sweet time with the discharge and still got the whole process done in less than 48 hours including charging back up from flat. Once again, thanks to S Keith for invaluable guidance (and Zen-like patience).

I don't remember what I paid for the grid charger. But the price for the all-up package looks pretty good. If the thing works as advertised, I'd call that a bargain and no mistake.

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