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Featured Dr. Prius Packs Less Than A Year Away?

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by PriusCamper, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. TMR-JWAP

    TMR-JWAP Senior Member

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    There's a lot of things that seem to be impossible. Unfortunately, people prove that to be wrong all too often.
    Ever hear the saying about someone breaking an anvil, in a sandbox with a rubber hammer?
    Someone out there will find a way to have it happen, and it's typically in a fashion that no normal person would imagine.
     
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    I would also like to add that your time should be compensated for the development. If it's 2k or 2100 shipped, backed by the prius community, I think that's a sound price I can live with.

    When people dedicate their time on a sound improvement and replacement I can def support that.
     
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    Indeed he should be able to get more than any pack available, since the cells are better and the pack is lighter.

    This is the "pack of the future"


    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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    "Because these packs don't modify the ECU it has to follow the NiMH power curve"

    The electronics of the Prius are designed around the characteristics of the NiMH batteries that they worked with Matsushita / Panasonic over several years to build to precise specifications. The out-of-balance detection algorithm and electronics also were based around the idea the 7.2v NiMH modules would be matched at the factory IIRC.

    Also lithium dies slowly over time then one day poof! blammo. They have to use stuff like xrays to really test them.

    I'm a bit hesitant.....
     
  5. jacktheripper

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    Yup, your concern are all valid, and that's where I spent most of the time and money at finding the perfect Lithium for the job following by insane amount of testing (and still going).

    quick update: production line has been setup, deposit paid, once this winter storm is over we can verify the result and hopefully pull the trigger. Regulation and certification are also being dealt with, so much fun there...

    Jack

     
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    I am interested I drive a Gen 2 doing rideshare so I do many miles
     
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    Is this just for gen2 or gen3 as well?
     
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    only 6 months to go!(y)
     
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    I've been enthusiastic about the new Li battery from @jacktheripper but that site seems a little creepy to me, like a come on with no contact or company info until you sign up. Why a limited offer to just get info?

    Time just ran out and you can still register. And if you refresh the page, the countdown starts again.

    Come on Jack, you can do better than this.
     
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    Waiting for the Gen 1.5 pack
     
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    I'm not scared at all. I I do object to manipulative, misleading websites. What is the point of the countdown timer other than to mislead people? No other reason for it to be there.

    When I signed up for any social media there was contact info of the provider on the site, none on this one, so I am not giving mine.

    I've been very enthusiastic about Jack's project. That's why I want to see him promoting his stuff in a professional, straight forward manner. I let him know how I feel through his Facebook page. He says the website is a work in progress. I hope to see the progress soon.
     
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    sorry guys, website still being worked on, packs are being tested right now, will share some spicy testing videos soon.
     
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    would double like if I could


    and wondered about other possible ways to activate the app since my phone is wack and I got almost everything shut off. oops - forgot for a some minutes how busy you must be with other things.
     
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    Quick update:
    Due to technical difficulty, I have taken down the pre-order site and building a new one using a less sketchy platform. (no more count downs nor pop-ups)

    For those lucky customers who already ordered, your shipping cost is on me due to the website screw up, and a bit of appreciation to your support!

    Jack
     
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    Lithium battery puncture test #1, this is one of the many tests, more to come.

    delta voltage : 3.292v to 0.022v
    case temperature: 18C to 33C
    observation: smoke, smell, noise, no spark, no flame, minimum thermal runaway

     
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    hey guys, per-order is officially open now at ProjectLithium.com

    Sorry the last site/platform was too sketchy so I completely redone it with Shoptify, take a look and spread the words, 24 packs remaining in the first batch, with early bird discount, schedule deliver in May.
     
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