Mike I had a read of your Blog and some nifty hacking with Cajones.That project is on hold until I build the next batch of the MIMA modifications for the Honda Insight.
I have the Inverter, and two of the synergy drive trannys, one has been modified with the welding of the planetary gear so the two motors work together.
The actual Hp of MG2 is closer to 67 than the 40 I originally posted.
The drives I have are the second generation system,This page compares the two versions.
The 10KW MG1 is usually not considered in the HP ratings but in my welded planetary configuration the two together with the second gen HV inverter, we should see more like 60KW.
The interesting number is the torque, which combined should be in the 350 FT lb range. On a light weight Insight, that should burn tires.
it will be a goer . the inverter could be hacked by replacing the control side , cheap in parts expensive in programing . as time goes buy we will be sharing / learning how to tune and write the software . I for instance am almost completely lost on programing , but it will come.80hp and 350lbs torque is ridiculous!!
I was reading some information on the inverter that someone was hacking and analyzed to find that its actually a slave to the ecu.
This should create some difficulties in the conversion no?
Yes please there must be more Prius wrecks out there ready to tamper with.
On another note does anybody know if thermal runaway is common on the battery packs? The one I can buy suffered this with the original Nimh.
Blast from the past, well the Toyota HSD drivetrain to e-converison seems never happened. After all those years and millions of these hybrids sold (and god knows how much crashed/written off), strange and shall we say humbling..it will be a goer . the inverter could be hacked by replacing the control side , cheap in parts expensive in programing . as time goes buy we will be sharing / learning how to tune and write the software . I for instance am almost completely lost on programing , but it will come.