Hybrid Battery Charger?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by Ecologically Speaking, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Ecologically Speaking

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    Hey guys, I'm looking to use my 2008 base model Prius to camp in. I would like to utilize the electric A/C compressor so I can run the A/C overnight in the summer. However, I don't want the engine running on and off throughout the night. Is there just a plug I can use at campsites that I connect to the stock battery?
    Just to be clear,
    I want to still use the stock battery
    The car would still be turned on so the stock fan will still be able to run
    I don't think a high powered PSU is needed, just a low power pull to maintain battery level

    Thank you all for any help you can offer! First post!
     
  2. bisco

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    welcome!
    unfortunately, no. the a/c compressor is around 200v dc.
     
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    Thanks for your quick reply! Beside fuel usage, is there any downside to running the engine like a generator? As long as the internals stayed warm I couldn’t really think of a reason why it would be bad
     
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