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  1. alanclarkeau liked kithmo's post in the thread Please explain 12V system to me--how to keep battery charged while using accessories?.

    I have a similar meter and I find that if it stays at 14v (charging) for any length of time, it's usually an indication that the 12v is...

    Jan 21, 2021 at 7:46 AM
  2. alanclarkeau replied to the thread Remote start.

    There have been mentions - I didn't follow them though. Try GOOGLING priuschat remote start

    Jan 20, 2021 at 8:16 PM
  3. alanclarkeau liked Tideland Prius's post in the thread Just bought the 2021 20th Anniversary Edition!.

    Must be a Gen 2.5 thing. On our 2005, the Consumption Screen did not reset automatically. We had to manually reset it. Thanks!

    Jan 20, 2021 at 7:26 PM
  4. alanclarkeau liked jerrymildred's post in the thread Just bought the 2021 20th Anniversary Edition!.

    Consumption screen on the MFD on Gen 2 showed the miles since last fill up. In a way, it was like having three trip meters. I miss that....

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  5. alanclarkeau liked jerrymildred's post in the thread Please explain 12V system to me--how to keep battery charged while using accessories?.

    Not because the ICE is off. Because the 12V battery has enough charge that the converter steps down its output. I see those changes on...

    Jan 20, 2021 at 8:30 AM
  6. alanclarkeau liked Tideland Prius's post in the thread Just bought the 2021 20th Anniversary Edition!.

    The backup beep can be changed at the dealer from "continuous" to "single beep". It only beeps inside the car and isn't heard outside of...

    Jan 20, 2021 at 3:59 AM
  7. alanclarkeau liked ChapmanF's post in the thread Please explain 12V system to me--how to keep battery charged while using accessories?.

    Post #44 was clear that all of the car's built-in equipment has to be accounted for, and that can even be a lot more than 13. Watch the...

    Jan 20, 2021 at 1:25 AM
  8. alanclarkeau replied to the thread Please explain 12V system to me--how to keep battery charged while using accessories?.

    Post #43 was assuming that because there was a 100amp fuse that he would have 100amps supply available. But if the car, in READY mode...

    Jan 20, 2021 at 12:17 AM
  9. alanclarkeau replied to the thread Please explain 12V system to me--how to keep battery charged while using accessories?.

    OK - further on in the video (13:00), he shows it at 14v with it on ON. But he also shows that there is about 13 amps being drawn by...

    Jan 19, 2021 at 10:45 PM
  10. alanclarkeau attached a file to the thread Please explain 12V system to me--how to keep battery charged while using accessories?.

    Maybe I'm missing something - but John Kelly on the video I quoted shows: [ATTACH]

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  11. alanclarkeau liked Elektroingenieur's post in the thread 2 problems with my new 2021 XLE that the dealer claims is "Normal".

    That’s nonsense. Return to the original dealer and ask them to check their online version of the Electrical Wiring Diagram (more info)...

    Jan 19, 2021 at 6:46 PM
  12. alanclarkeau attached a file to the thread Please explain 12V system to me--how to keep battery charged while using accessories?.

    It's not going to be 14.4 like a normal car - particularly if the ICE isn't running. As for 100 amp, that could be tenuous too - a fuse...

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  13. alanclarkeau liked ChapmanF's post in the thread Please explain 12V system to me--how to keep battery charged while using accessories?.

    ... assuming none of the car's own built-in equipment downstream of that fuse was drawing any current at the same time as your inverter....

    Jan 19, 2021 at 6:35 PM
  14. alanclarkeau liked kevinwhite's post in the thread Current mpg and RSA.

    What is RSA?

    Jan 19, 2021 at 6:34 PM
  15. alanclarkeau replied to the thread Is there a front hitch for gen 4.

    I think I'd rather have the RADAR Cruise. It was a "must-have" when I bought Samantha.

    Jan 18, 2021 at 11:56 PM