Toyota AC Outlet Supply Accessory (Not charging cable)

Discussion in 'Prime Accessories and Modifications' started by bowang, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. bisco

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    no idea, should be in the service manual.
     
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    What was the verdict? I read through this thread after finding the accessory on OP found in Japanese Toyota Prius PHV website. This accessory is called "vehicle power connector" and is standard accessory that comes with Japanese Prius PHV. Even if it works on US Prime, I don't think I would pay $600+ for this, but maybe if I can find it much cheaper at Yahoo! Auction. But not if I have to mod US Prime mod to install an inverter.
     
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    it doesn't work.:unsure:
     
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    In order to have 110v a/c, you will need, at they very least, an inverter. It seems unlikely that the battery's 200 volts is available at the charging plug, so plugging some kind of dongle in is not going to do anything. Since this is a Japan only accessory, they may do things differently over there.
     
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    I think Japanese version of Prius Prime (or Prius PHV) is equipped with an inverter as standard.
     
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    presuming the pack is relatively full when a storm /earthquake, power poll vs auto collision etc happens, & your home is drawing a relatively small amount of power (fridge cycling, a few lights, a TV, modum, router - maybe averaging 1kW), what do you get .... maybe 3-4hrs of power? Well - better than candles ... or sittin' in the dark.
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    that's it, with a full tank of gas?
     
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    Agreed, BUT...

    The highlighted section means that the factory 1500 inverter is a Modified Sine Wave unit.

    A modified sine wave inverter sucks at running modern devices like cell phone chargers, computer/tablet chargers, & virtually
    anything with a microchip. A *true* sine wave unit is needed to operate any of the above stated devices.


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    What does a modified Sine wave look like?
     
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    Imagine a perfectly curvy wave versus a wave that looks like continuing up & down staircases. There you go.
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    ^ Hill nailed it. (y)

    That *staircase* really screws with modern electronics, a lot of chargers won't even charge your device and the arrow
    pointer on a computers track pad will act crazy by darting everywhere when connected to modified sine wave.


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    That’s a crazy waveform. I’ll stick with my sawtooth.
     
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