Newpriusbatteries dit com: anyone have any experience?

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  1. Piro133a

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    Hey guys, I see people mention newpriusbatteries here. Have any of you used his battery packs? Could you let me know how they worked for you?
     
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    Check his threads, I think some have chimed in. But they haven’t been around long enough for user long term testing
     
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    2k1Toaster Brand New Prius Batteries

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    They work great for me <cough> <cough> :D

    We've had tons of feedback. We've been selling to everyone for over a year now, and to some beta testers for a couple years now. The development kits years more again.

    We've had taxis put on tons of miles in short periods as well. There is a Youtube video someone made about the box/install and there are reviews here on PriusChat as well as on our own site. All are completely independent. We now keep literal tons in stock the best we can and generally ship out same day or next day when you order.
     
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    I wish I could have gone for your pack. Unfortunately I'm on a super tight budget because I work for a non-profit basically for rent and covering deducted taxes.

    It would be in my right budget, except the ECU was totally fried on this battery pack. I wonder what caused it, didn't seem like the sensor leads were on wrong. Kinda odd. I probably could have gotten the pack and a new ecu, but I needed a buffer--which I'm now using on a radiator repair. 20181106_131803.jpg 20181106_131823.jpg 20181106_131803.jpg 20181106_131823.jpg
     
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    strawbrad http://minnesotahybridbatteries.com

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    Burned up battery ECU's are not unheard of. I see something like 5% of the batteries have corrosion on the ECU plug. The corrosion is more likely to happen in a humid climate. To see more check out this thread.

    The battery fires at ECU sense connector thread | PriusChat

    All of your battery modules could still be usable. A brand new wire harness costs about $60. Used battery ECU's can be found for under $100.

    You could try Hybrid Battery Exchange, Hybrid Battery Exchange . He is in Oregon.

    One final safety FYI. That burnt up orange plug you held without a glove still has over 150 volts present even with the safety plug removed.
     
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    You disconnected the protection circuit ground without pulling the plastic connector out of the ecu. Always pull the connector first.
     
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    Newbie here...Just bought a NiMH kit and I'm impressed. Real nice product. Question...This stopped me dead in my tracks. What are the corresponding voltages, assuming all bus bars installed, at all the ring terminal locations, ie V1 V2 V3 etc etc etc? I'm building a battery for a customer and don't want to blow up a ECU. Nice looking batt pack, can't deny that.
     
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    2k1Toaster Brand New Prius Batteries

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    At the negative terminal (far far away from ECU) to the terminal on the back is 14.4v nominal. Every module is 14.4v. So measuring between the end negative terminal and the next module over on the same side, you're measuring 2 modules in series. Therefore 28.8v. Make sense?
     
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    Satisfied customer here on an 08 Prius. No problems after almost 10K miles, and the cylinder batteries actually cool faster than OEM.
     
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    Changed ours last year and can report absolutely zero problems. Going on 10k with the newpriusbattery and still working as new. It even increased mileage by a few.. Now on a good day we get up to 60mpg regularly. Hint: move the three temp sensors to the top side of the pack! While you have it out...All Good.
     
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