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Topic # 183939 4-Nov-2015 08:34
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Anyone with first generation Prius (NHW-10 years 1997 - 1999) is trying to fix their traction battery here?
I am building another couple of chargers for charging Prius batteries. When they are finished, I can load test on my HV Battery Analysers (www.hybrids.co.nz) for Geekzone members in Auckland for free. Conditions apply.



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  Reply # 1420536 4-Nov-2015 11:00
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Just a thought - have you tried reaching out to the green cab company? Lots of older Prius's (Priii?) there...



Edit: Useless fact - Prii is indeed, the official plural for Prius, according to Toyota...



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  Reply # 1420585 4-Nov-2015 11:41
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Jeeves: Just a thought - have you tried reaching out to the green cab company? Lots of older Prius's (Priii?) there...
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I am not offering free service to Taxi companies (they earn enough cash on the night to afford paying for any service you may offer to them) or to those cowboys who claim they can fix traction batteries... and offer that kind of service...

I have offered free testing of traction batteries to many wreckers and only one from outside Auckland took on my offer and brought couple of packs from 2009 Prius for tests. One pack was in great condition with plenty of Usable Remaining Capacity (URC - my terminology) left in it, another - dead beyond repair...

Some wreckers in Auckland think that what they have worth weight in gold...

From past experience failure rate in Prius batteries from wrecks was more than 50%... with so many dead ones ... 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1420611 4-Nov-2015 12:08
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As a useless aside, our 1st gen "Office" Prius has done just on 250,000 Km and is still running on the original battery packs, although the regular gel\lead-acid for the starter has been replaced twice. I'm pretty impressed!





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