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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. Charging and/or discharging battery REMOVED from car?!

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi everyone, First of all thanks to all the posters that helped me decide to recently buy an Insight. I bought one with a dead battery of which the warranty had expired a week before I bought it (my conversation with Honda about trying to extend that warranty is on its way). So I bought a used...
  3. Insight charging

    Troubleshooting and Problems
    I am a new owner of a 2010 Insight. I have only had the car for 2 weeks and everything was fine until today when I was leaving work. I drive over 120 miles round trip per day. When leaving today the car felt like the e-brake was on and I noticed that the charge gauge would drop into the charge...
  4. Optimal Charging(Don't let her coast without applying some brake pressure)

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I've owned my Insight for about 5 months and as I continue to get to know her, I'm picking up on some tendencies, or so I think. I'm posting this to see if any others agree and why or why not. In the past when slowing down I would simply take my foot of the gas and let the car coast...
  5. 12v Battery vs Alternator issue

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    After reading through many posts I see now we don't have Alternators but DC-DC Converters that act as alternators to our 12v battery. A few questions to help me figure out if I just have a bad battery or bigger issues. I left my car sitting for 3 months not started (asked the wife to start it...
  6. 2001 Insight Charging/Battery Problems

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    My 2001 Hybrid has always been serviced per, the maintenance manual, since I bought it in 2001. It has just over 70,000 miles, has never seen salt/snow as it has been in storage the end of October through mid April each and every year. For 9 years this car has come out of storage with almost a...
  7. Request from a Newbie

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    I love the look and feel of the old Insight, 2000-2005. A local dealer has a deal on one and this week end and will most likely purchase it. It has 68,000 miles and a one owner and the dealer says the batteries were replaced recently under a "recall", and they have about a 100,000 mile...
  8. Plug in possibilities?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I'm sure this has been asked a few times and I may be beating a dead horse on this one but I'm going to ask anyways. My situation: I live in a town where I do about 25% city and 75% highway driving but my average trip is no longer than 15 miles. It's pretty flat but there are a couple decently...