Refurbished HV Battery: Almost Two Years and More than 50k Miles Later

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  1. ydpplqbd

    ydpplqbd Active Member

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    Purchased rebuilt battery for $800 in July of 2019 including install. Since then I have traveled 50000 miles in my 2006 Gen2. Battery has improved since initial purchase/install: battery goes into green more often, mpg has improved and able to travel in 100% electric mode for longer distances. Knowing what I know now, confronted with the same situation I would purchase a new battery. It appears that I got lucky with this refurbished battery.
     
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    Who rebuilt the battery? Sounds like they did a good job...
     
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    Rebuilt by Alex of Brooklyn 917-397-5474. Link t o Alex's FB page: hybrid_battery_new_york - Home | Facebook

    PS I had a good experience with Alex. However, some have not had a similar experience. Hence my comment from the original post: " It appears that I got lucky with this refurbished battery."

    PPS I am not associated with Alex in anyway or manner.
     
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    yea... I've been rebuilding these for a few years for friends and family and have learned enough to be been unwilling to offer a warranty. Though my buddy who has $30K in lab-grade equipment has what it takes to do a rebuild with a 3 year warranty. That's definitely not me.
     
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    30k in equipment wow! What else does he do with that equipment?
     
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    He can process up to 80 modules at once and match up modules based on precise measures of internal resistance, as well as do a full reconditioning of modules without having to discharge below 6volts.

    Every module I've bought from him were always way better performing than any module in every pack I've worked on.
     
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    Does he sell modules online?

     
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    And related question, I rolled the dice and took a used, unreconditioned, hybrid battery from a wreck at my local junkyard and have been driving with it for a few hundred miles, seeing the battery sometimes recharging to all bars. So far so good, but I won’t know whether the gamble will pay off for some time. I tried and failed to find a reconditioned unit in my area before going with the junkyard replacement. That said my investment is less than half the OP’s so if my gamble fails at least I don’t have that much invested.

    But now I have the original battery removed from the car as a “spare”in the trunk (actually just in the way). What can I do with that battery, is anyone looking to purchase these, and if so how do you find them?
     
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    Now would be a great time to "grid charge" either of those HV batteries, unless that spare is/was failing.
     
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