The Insight can compensate for this. Today I reconnected the 12v ground lead after doing a stereo install and my state of charge meter was at zero, and a force-charge began. After just a couple of minutes the meter leaped to show "full" which I interpret as a positive recalibration. The Insight computer detected something (voltage? temperature?) that indicated the high existing level of charge in the batteries, stopped force-charging, and updated the display.b1shmu63 said:If the charging is being done any way other than through the Insight charge control circuitry, the car will try to top up the batteries when they are already fully charged.
Why don't you just adjust your driving style so that you don't pull down the battery? Every night when I park my car, it is either with a completely full battery SOC, or only 1 bar down.muffin said:Hi, I saw somewere there a webpage of a guy that connected a wind generator to the IMA batteries. Is anybody done something similar? I would like to have 100% charge every day, without spending gas.