Anyone interested in buying a HV battery?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by nicksaadah, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. nicksaadah

    nicksaadah New Member

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    Dear all,

    I have an extra high voltage battery pack with about 15,000 miles on it. I was going to sell it on ebay, but I thought I would see if any of my fellow Priuschatters would be interested in buying it first. It is in great condition and came out of a 2004 Prius. I will sell it for $500 OBO + shipping. Please let me know - thanks!

    -Nicholas
     
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    Totaled car ?
     
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    Well, that would make an interesting conversation piece sitting on the coffee table.
     
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    paprius4030 My first Prius

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    Yeah Tony. You could hook it up to a fondue thing and have a Fondue Party LOL
     
  5. nicksaadah

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    No - thankfully I didn't total my Prius. I bought this from a spare parts dealer with the intention of wiring in parallel with the original, but have decided to go back to school which will necessitate selling my Prius, so I thought I'd start by getting rid of the extra battery. Any takers?
     
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    Gen 1 or Gen 2?
     
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    Oops! Didn't read the post completely... Thanks. :blink:
     
  9. nicksaadah

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    Thats a hell of a steal!
     
  11. Three60guy

    Three60guy -->All around guy<-- (360 = round) get it?

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    Whats the shelf life of these batteries?
     
  12. nicksaadah

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    The battery is rather discharged (I have not checked the potential on it, but it hasn't been used in a year or so), so you will have to recharge it before hooking it up to your car - but its shelf life should remain at the stated value, which I believe is around 150,000 miles - right?
     
  13. efusco

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    Toyota's general recommendation is to charge the battery by running the car at least once every 6 months. That is NOT to suggest that the battery doesn't have some good life, but I would, personally, want it bench tested before buying it. That said, $500 is cheap.
     
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    DaveinOlyWA 3rd Time was Solariffic!!

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    leaving the battery discharged is not a good idea. it should be charged up as soon as possible
     
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    All,

    Thank you all for your comments - I really appreciate them! I went ahead and listed the item on ebay, but put the 'Buy it Now' price at $500, so if anyone on this forum is interested in buying it, just follow this link to the listing. Take care!

    -Nicholas
     
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    It would be cool if it was as simple as installing more batteried for more EV mode.... I don't think it is... is it?
     
  17. efusco

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    Not quite as simple as that, but not all that complicated either. It has to be installed in a "hidden" manner, but it's not that hard.
     
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    Tell me more! If I can improve my EV time it would be good... I think and maybe worth $500... that said... my car is a little to new for experimenations
     
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