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RUKI

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#213913 18-Apr-2017 16:24
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If you have failed Hybrid Battery from Prius, Lexus, Camry, sitting in your shed/garage in Auckland, doing nothing - I am buying them. If it is still on the car - can come to your place and dismantle myself. Price by negotiation.


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  #1766865 18-Apr-2017 16:32
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Im curious to know what one would do with a failed Prius battery?
Do you have one that you have taken apart and got some bad cells on that you maybe able to replace? Im no expert here so just guessing haha..


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  #1766880 18-Apr-2017 16:53
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TimA:

Im curious to know what one would do with a failed Prius battery?
Do you have one that you have taken apart and got some bad cells on that you maybe able to replace? Im no expert here so just guessing haha..



Maybe buying bad cells, combining good cells, then on-selling to make a profit with a child moletely good battery pack? : )

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  #1767324 19-Apr-2017 13:47
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TimA:

 

Im curious to know what one would do with a failed Prius battery?
Do you have one that you have taken apart and got some bad cells on that you maybe able to replace? Im no expert here so just guessing haha..

 

 

The batteries contain MANY individual cells. Some of the cells fail or other components. You'll be able to recover plenty of working cells and rebuild working battery units from them.




RUKI

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  #1767519 19-Apr-2017 18:41
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TimA:

 

Im curious to know what one would do with a failed Prius battery?
Do you have one that you have taken apart and got some bad cells on that you maybe able to replace? Im no expert here so just guessing haha..

 

 

my site: www.hybrids.co.nz explains it all

 

I am using failed packs to do multiple test on equipment I am designing and building. e.g. Chargers, Analysers, Loads.

 

 


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  #1767521 19-Apr-2017 18:44
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cshaun:

 

The batteries contain MANY individual cells. Some of the cells fail or other components. You'll be able to recover plenty of working cells and rebuild working battery units from them.

 

 

"Plenty" is not the case. Tested last week Z30 Prius failed battery with over 320000kms - pack is complete waste. It is not an isolated case. Had once pack where only 4 modules were useful, the rest - is waste.


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  #1767525 19-Apr-2017 18:54
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RUKI:

 

cshaun:

 

The batteries contain MANY individual cells. Some of the cells fail or other components. You'll be able to recover plenty of working cells and rebuild working battery units from them.

 

 

"Plenty" is not the case. Tested last week Z30 Prius failed battery with over 320000kms - pack is complete waste. It is not an isolated case. Had once pack where only 4 modules were useful, the rest - is waste.

 

 

 

 

Its good to hear that the battery packs are lasting for a while. Would you say that they are wearing out equally and not losing cells prematurely? 


RUKI

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  #1767759 20-Apr-2017 10:16
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TimA:

 

Its good to hear that the battery packs are lasting for a while. Would you say that they are wearing out equally and not losing cells prematurely? 

 

 

Depends.

 

There are screenshots of the real tests on my site.

 

I've tested packs where 1, 4, 6, 17, 24 etc modules out of 28 or 38 or 40 module packs were heavily degraded and not usable while the rest could still be used.

 

I've tested 38-module packs where 1 module died and the rest had remaining capacity too low to be re-used.

 

You may also watch videos on my YouTube channel:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDPeX6akUpH34eOpp7wmPyg

 

 


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