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Charge like you Volt-to: DIY J1772

Posted 09-03-2011 at 09:50 PM by bruceme
Updated 10-01-2011 at 10:07 AM by bruceme

I have a dirty secret, I like free stuff and I think you do too. Lately I find myself charged on public charging. No, I technically rarely "have-to" use the thin boxes popping up all over town. I've had facility folks come over twice now to tell me, "Those spaces aren't open!" I fluff my feathers and point to my charging cord and extort... "Oh yes I am, and I have a card to prove it". Yes, I carry my card with pride and I'm not afraid to tell those gasaholics a...
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Heat anyone!?

Posted 09-02-2011 at 07:15 AM by bruceme

I finally finished the heater. about a year ago, I took apart the ceramic core of a space heater. Then created a replacement bracket for the ceramic that replaced the stock BMW hot-water heater core. I installed that and left the wires dangling. Finally I figured out the wiring for turning it on. I ran a tap off the fan reostat that went to 11v on the lowest setting. I ran that tap through the disconnected rear-defrost switch, then that switched 12v ran to a tyco relay which excites and turns...
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Minor repairs

Posted 08-23-2011 at 07:04 AM by bruceme

Fixed:
  • Front fender (fiberglass, fill, paint)
  • Passenger side door interior handle
  • lit the speedometer
  • wired the heater element (already installed)
  • Tapped the fan rheostat and an existing switch to control the heater
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2001-2003 Prius as electric Car

Posted 08-21-2011 at 08:49 PM by sparkswb6nov

One can turn 2001-2003 Prius as Electric Car very easily and cheaply ..All one has do is to remove the EFI fuse once ign. is no and you get "READY" indication. But now it well only go about 1.7 or less unit the HV battery down to far.So one well need to add Power to the HV Battery. It can be done by using, a 2nd gen Prius Boost converter. One needed about min of 160 volt. of battery power , the boost converter well increase the to about to about 306 V that should keep the HV battery (OEM)...
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Controller update

Posted 07-19-2011 at 11:46 PM by bruceme

Controller started turning off under heavy loads. Asked around and was told I needed to replace the filter board caps. $90 @ mouser, some heavy duty soldering, everything is still going strong two months later. Also, I did a measured 45mi and measured 9kwh (of 14kw). The entire trip was secondary roads (35 typical, 45mph max).
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