120 discharge rate on hard acceleration?

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  1. kenneth winter

    kenneth winter New Member

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    I was amazed to see a discharge rate of over 120 amps on hard acceleration!!! Is this correct. Based in the suggested charge rate of 1c for individual modules, I never dreamed it would pull that many amps.
    When functioning normal. What charge and discharge rate does the car produce when driving?
     
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  2. mr_guy_mann

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    I have a 2006 that I "refurbished" the HV battery on at 160k. During a HEAVY accel I see 150A discaharge and maybe 100A charge during hard braking. Mind you this only lasts for some tens of seconds at most. Typical driving might be 0 to +/- 40A.

    Toyota helped design these modules specifically to handle the brief high currents in normal use, but only within a certain state of charge range. You want the current to be MUCH lower when you fully charge/ discharge the modules- otherwise the heat build up would ruin them.

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  3. kenneth winter

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    If you have a moment to chat about your rebuild, please give me call. 423-526-132eight

     
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