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  1. Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I just got a Honda Insight first gen and I’ve been seeing to lotion battery conversion. Is it better?? Should I do it instead of recharging my IMA system?? Or what are your thoughts.
  2. Modifications and Technical Issues
    Hi guys, I have had my 2000 mt insight for 7 years and have 430k on it. I am planning on doing the lithium conversion but am an electrical illiterate. I have taken the battery out a couple of times, but with the help of another insight owner with great knowledge. I need help with what I...
  3. Modifications and Technical Issues
    After having a barely-to-non-functional IMA for the last several years, and reading so many great discussions here about the relative ease, stability, and affordability of LTO conversions using Honda Fit EV cells, I took the plunge. It's functional now as I write this post, but still a work in...
  4. 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...
  5. Modifications and Technical Issues
    For background info, the plan right now is to use modified Nissan Leaf cells as the default lithium battery for Linsight. On a side note, I'm really excited for the future because as more EVs come to market, prices will drop and our options will increase. To get the ball rolling, a few issues...
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  7. Modifications and Technical Issues
    This week I bought my very first 2001 Insight! I have been wanting this car for many years, due to it being well engineered and a stick shift hybrid... (Automatic/CVT is no fun and too damn expensive when it fails) It has 65,000 miles on it and the Ni-Mh battery pack seems to still be in good...
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