Step by step plug in conversion

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  1. franken1313

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    Can someone send me a link to a step by step plug in conversion video please?
     
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    JimboPalmer Tsar of all the Rushers

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    So far as I know, all the companies offering plug in conversions and parts have folded.
     
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    I'd like to convert it for myself
     
  4. Raytheeagle

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    There’s a plug in supply (PIS) kit for sale in the for sale section;).

    If you’re going to perform the conversion yourself, why do you need instructions (n)?

    Good luck with your project (y).
     
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  5. franken1313

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    I don't know exactly how to & what I need. I'm thinking of using a lot of 12v lead acid batteries. That's really all I know. I don't know what else I need and which one exactly. The kits are too expensive
     
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    I would love to know how to plug into a conversation
     
  7. Raytheeagle

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    The biggest hurdle you’ll have to consider is how to integrate your power supply into the Prius ECU’s and how you'll monitor the parameters.

    While I’m not an electrical expert, I think it would almost be easier to buy a used Leaf or another transaxle for your Prius. Less things to consider.
     
  8. Prodigyplace

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    If you are responding to post 6, re-read it. There is either a typo or you got trolled by misreading the post. :D

    It says plug into a converSATION not converSION :LOL:
     
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    Nope, responding to post 5 where the op responded to my post ;).

    I can’t type that fast:whistle:.
     
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    Slow & methodical. I like that ;)

    I took another look - Forgetting the quote - perhaps old age then...
     
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    It’s cheaper to buy a working EV
    ($4000 on up)
    Than to convert one.
     
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    only one person here has ever converted a prius to a plug in without a kit, and he was a certified genius.

    sorry, but it can't be done. don't feel bad though, the question gets asked almost weekly by one newbie or another. it's a nice thought.
     
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    Step 1: Sell prius
    Step 2: Search CarMax for nice Plug In Prius (PIP) that's had a conversion done by some of the best engineers in the world.
     
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