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  1. IMA ac voltage output, and possible charging system modifications

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    Hey guys, I am carefully considering getting rid of the entire hybrid battery pack and electronics components out of my insight and using the IMA motor as a "Permanent Magnet Alternator", however I was unsure how to design the rectification and regulation circuits of if off the shelf components...
  2. IMA Light Immediately On Regen

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hello everyone. I purchased my 2004 Gen1 Insight about a month ago with a bad IMA battery. I purchased a grid charger and got the lights to stay off for about 2 days to pass smog until they came back on. The code I was getting was a P1449 flash code 78. After taking the IMA battery apart and...
  3. Battery Keeps Dying - Not Sure if IMA

    Troubleshooting and Problems
    I have a 2010 Honda Insight and about 2 weeks ago I got in my car and tried turning on the engine but it didn't crank over. A number of messages popped up saying check brakes, parking brakes, abs, etc. I'm guessing battery died. I did not drive the car for about 5 days. I did not leave any...
  4. Failure to climb a steep grade mountain road

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    My son and I were comping in the Sierra Nevada Mountains last week with my 2001 manual transmission Insight. We drove up from Shaver lake to Huntington Lake, using relatively high gears to be able to make use of the regenerative braking on the way down. So the battery was about empty. We then...
  5. after sitting, force regen?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    hello all. these forums have been great, but until now i havent needed to post anything. my family has a condo in miami with our insight that we keep down there. i know that sitting for months isnt good for the insight at all, but so far my dad hasnt swayed in his opinion that the insight...