Sleeping in hybrids- a/c run all night off battery?

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Haraald, Mar 26, 2017.

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    Because they already own it & the climate is mild enough to permit it?
     
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    I could have sworn I heard crickets! :whistle:
     
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    Of course one person can camp out in a Prius II easily with the right equipment, and thoroughly enjoy the experience .


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    Loads of people do it. A quick selection from youtube:





     
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    I have also seen people put another 12v battery in parallel in order to get more time before recharge cycles when they are using alot of 12v power - usually a 120v inverter.

    if you can handle less space the prius prime goes all night without starting up at all. It also has a recharge mode so you can recharge the 9kw battery without plugin in if you need to do super stealth camping.
     
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    The Prius Prime will not let you sit in the car and run the a/c for more than 10 minutes WHILE CONNECTED TO A CHARGE POINT. I consider this a design flaw and a security risk. If the weather is hot or cold, or if the neighborhood surrounding the charge point insecure, the safest place you can be is ensconced in your car listening to the radio and running the climate control, with the doors locked. Does anyone know why Toyota forbids this?

     
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    maybe there is a problem with charging the battery, and draining it at the same time?
     
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    I'm against people reviving very old and dormant threads, but just have to correct this.

    Another battery in parallel will NOT increase the time before recharging cycles.

    In READY mode, 12v power is provided by the high voltage traction battery using a DC to DC converter, not the 12v battery. A second battery is just another load that the traction battery has to provide electricity for, so it would actually decrease the time between recharging cycles.

    The 12v battery is mostly used for firing up the computer so that the traction battery can start the car and establish READY. A second 12v battery in parallel will also permit longer ACC (accessory mode) time. Only in ACC mode are you actually using the 12v battery to supply power.

    Once you are in READY mode, the 12v battery is just a draw on the traction battery. All power in READY mode is obtained from the traction battery.
     
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    If you're using a DC to AC converter on the 12v then I think J Cakes scenario makes sense and doesn't need correcting..
     
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    The engine will come on at least 10 to 15 times a hour with the ac on.......get a window air conditioner.....
     
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