Reconditioning HV Battery with Quattro B6 - Over Charge Capacity

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Okeno, May 22, 2020.

  1. Okeno

    Okeno New Member

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    Hi. I'm trying to recondition and rebalance my 2008 Gen 2 Prius Hybrid Battery using a Robitronic SkyRC Quattro B6 DC multi-charger.

    I've found a couple threads here and the 45 minute video on Youtube. I've tried to follow the settings for the charger:

    NiMH Battery settings
    • Charge @ 3.0 A (first attempt) @ 2.0 A (second attempt)
    • Discharge to 6 V @ 1.0 A
    • Discharge > Charge 3 times
    • Repeak 2
    System Settings
    • Waste Time 5 minutes
    • Safety Timer off
    • Capacity Cut-off @ 7500 mAh (first attempt) @ 7000 mAh (second attempt)
    First attempt on batteries 1, 3, 5 and 7 and then second attempt on 2, 4, 6, 8. Original standing voltages were around 7.4 volts before the discharge. Voltage was closer to 8.8 or so when it was done.

    In both cases they couldn't finish the first discharge>charge cycle. The discharge appeared fine but the charge then fails for every battery with "Over Charge Capacity Limit" on the display. I can't seem to see any other details about the battery. When I went to check occasionally I never saw the mAh get close to 7000. Last time I checked before it failed it might be close to 6000 mAh and 8.75 V.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks!
     
  2. xland

    xland New Member

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    I could be wrong here, I have the same charger, overcharge capacity message comes up when module capacity is greater than the set capacity in settings. Eg battery hasn’t finished its charging cycle yet and has exceeded the set capacity.

    you can also just auto charge (I use 1 amp these days) then select discharge to 6.0 volts and you will always see the capacity on screen


    Regards
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  3. Wenjun Li

    Wenjun Li New Member

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    It seems many models are doing this. Anyone find a solution?
     
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