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  1. Replacing 12v acid battery with lithium pack

    Modifications and Technical Discussions
    I have made a battery pack using 4.2v lithium cells from old laptops in a 3x7 cell arrangement (multiply voltage by 3 and multiply capacity by 7). I have a dead 12v acid battery in my Honda Insight 2010 and I want to replace it with my homemade lithium battery pack, however, a straight...
  2. Lithiated Insight

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    So I had a little discussion with my boss today, just theorizing, about how we could make a battery pack for an Insight (I work for a large battery company). 3.6v max cell voltage, 2.5v or so min cell voltage, LiFePO4. A 51 series, 1 parallel configuration would give us 183.6v-ish max...
  3. IMA battery: Honda vs Bumblebee??

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I'm about to replace my IMA battery and have been hearing differing opinions on whether to get a Honda battery (all of which are refurb) or a Bumblebee battery (new cells). Curious what people's experiences have been? ~Deana 2002 Red Insight
  4. Hybrid Revolt battery quality issues

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I purchased a First Gen MT Honda Insight with a Hybrid Revolt battery that had been purchased on 9-25-2013, and the IMA battery light come on 3 months prior to the warranty expiring, so I contacted Matt, and he sent me a replacement. I asked him if the replacement was of the same quality as the...
  5. Best replacement battery?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    After reading and re-reading everything I can find online and here about Bumblebee, Hybrid ReVolt, etc, etc, I would appreciate some frank opinions about which of these is the best value. I am leaning towards Bumblebee because of their included 3-year warranty.
  6. Battery replacement

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    It appears that I need a new IMA battery. What options do I have, in the San Francisco Bay area or possibly near Los Angeles, and how expensive are they?
  7. 2000 Honda Insight Seeks Advice!

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hallo Everyone! I have a 2000 Honda Insight at 130,000 miles. I just found out that my battery pack needs to be replaced... Even though I replaced the entire battery pack and computer in March 2011, completely out of pocket! The 3 year warranty, however, just barely ended 6 months ago, so Honda...
  8. Is my IMA battery totally dead?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi, I have a 2000 Honda Insight with 180K miles on it which I have owned for around 1 year. The IMA battery performance definitely dropped off a lot recently. I got an IMA error at one point which stopped the hybrid system from working and when the 12 V battery ran dead I charged it, which rest...
  9. How Long Will My Dear Insight Last?

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    I have 2000 model with 218K miles. Just got new brakes last year. Love it. I have driven it with care and maintained it well, but there are some big hills that I go over every day. Recently my IMA light came on and check engine, battery assist not working. And downshifting into 2nd started...
  10. IMA Battery & Module Warranty

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I recently took my 02 Insight to the dealer after the IMA and check engine lights came on and the assist completely stopped working. Only previous sign of a problem was the IMA light came on 2 weeks ago for a day, then went off. After a $95 diagnostic fee, I was told the battery needed...