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Topic # 191405 3-Feb-2016 14:24
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Free hybrid battery testing in Auckland for Geekzone members.

 

Also I am running out of bad batteries for testing my tools (designed and built few chargers recently and camry charger is in the pipeline).

 

When I am given failed packs to play with - those are good "bad" samples for making educational videos.

 

I've recorded new bunch of educational videos last weekend and will edit and upload them soon. But the last bunch of modules is so degraded - I am about to dump it as there is almost nothing left in those batteries. Camry/Lexus/Prius Hybrid "bad" prismatic batteries are welcome.

 

 

 

 


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Interesting, I have a 2010 Prius (third generation) and I'm in Auckland. What does the testing involve? I guess I'm generally curious about the health of the battery, but what's the benefit? Does it muck up anything to do with service history, warranty etc? I guess if you identify bad cells they could be replaced to improve performance? I'm almost due for a normal service anyway, would it be covered in that anyway (instead of duplicating the work)?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1485208 4-Feb-2016 14:06
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VodafoneDylan:

 

Interesting, I have a 2010 Prius (third generation) and I'm in Auckland. What does the testing involve? I guess I'm generally curious about the health of the battery, but what's the benefit? Does it muck up anything to do with service history, warranty etc? I guess if you identify bad cells they could be replaced to improve performance? I'm almost due for a normal service anyway, would it be covered in that anyway (instead of duplicating the work)?

 

 

I am more after failed packs which I would test on the bench on the individual module level without the car. Test of the relatively good pack is of no benefit for you and me.

 

I have tested second hand packs for friendly car wreckers who gave me some bits and parts from hybrid cars for experiments. Some packs from 2009 were really good, some not so good and the one I am doing the training video about is complete rubbish (good for the training video though). Also noticed some swaps - i.e. wrecker was under impression that the pack was year 2009 but in fact it was according to the serial number made in 2003!

 

Test on the car is done by the standard dealership scanner which identifies error codes if any and general state of health of the battery. You can not check with dealership scanner individual modules or remaining battery capacity (that is what I do with my Analyser on the bench). If modules are not in conformance with each other - there is likely to be error code. Change of individual modules is a separate topic I can talk for ages and have plenty of screen captures from previous tests.


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RUKI:

 

VodafoneDylan:

 

Interesting, I have a 2010 Prius (third generation) and I'm in Auckland. What does the testing involve? I guess I'm generally curious about the health of the battery, but what's the benefit? Does it muck up anything to do with service history, warranty etc? I guess if you identify bad cells they could be replaced to improve performance? I'm almost due for a normal service anyway, would it be covered in that anyway (instead of duplicating the work)?

 

 

I am more after failed packs which I would test on the bench on the individual module level without the car. Test of the relatively good pack is of no benefit for you and me.

 

I have tested second hand packs for friendly car wreckers who gave me some bits and parts from hybrid cars for experiments. Some packs from 2009 were really good, some not so good and the one I am doing the training video about is complete rubbish (good for the training video though). Also noticed some swaps - i.e. wrecker was under impression that the pack was year 2009 but in fact it was according to the serial number made in 2003!

 

Test on the car is done by the standard dealership scanner which identifies error codes if any and general state of health of the battery. You can not check with dealership scanner individual modules or remaining battery capacity (that is what I do with my Analyser on the bench). If modules are not in conformance with each other - there is likely to be error code. Change of individual modules is a separate topic I can talk for ages and have plenty of screen captures from previous tests.

 

 

 

 

Sounds interesting. Will be sure to get in touch if I have problems with the battery.


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