Prolong after Reconditioning - Should I Discharge Slightly before driving

Discussion in 'Living Life in a Prius' started by jerrydelrey, Oct 21, 2020.

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  1. Yes, discharge slightly

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  2. No, keep it fully charged

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  1. jerrydelrey

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    I just got a Prolong charger discharger Kit for my 2010 Regular Prius.

    My first cycle of charge/discharge/charge end battery pack voltage was 236V. I drove it to work, after sitting overnight. I think the first 4-5 miles was very detrimental.

    Here is my reasoning. I had Dr Prius battery monitor on and notice the car didn’t know the SOC right away. The car kept charging the battery about 4-5 miles.

    Because the cells were at full capacity and being charged rapidly, the temps were higher than they normally were in the morning +110F (normally 90-100F). And the Voltage Indicator was constantly turning red!

    In my minds eye, I was imagining the cells being overcharged and venting!

    I think this stage (First 4-5 miles after full charge) is very detrimental.

    Next time around I’m thinking of discharge slightly around (225-230V).

    What do you guys think?
     
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    I’m sorry. I posted in the wrong section. Moderators please move to the correct section. Thank You.
     
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    I created a duplicate thread under 3rd Gen Prius/Maintenance. But I can’t delete this. Moderators please delete this thread.

    Thank You