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Prius NiMH cells for Vectrix Replacement Packs?
Submitted by Mik on Sat, 07/25/2009 - 06:29
I am evaluating Prius NHW10 batteries.
I have four complete batteries, with 40 "sticks" each. Don't know yet how many cells are salvageable, and how much of their original 6.5Ah capacity they still have.
There is a nice BMS in there, it does not look like the Toyota engineers were told to cut corners....
Putting together a 3p(17x6)s battery would give a capacity of 19.5Ah. That would be better than what I have now, giving me about 40km range.
3p of these cells can produce over 300A I am told, easily covering the 218A peak that the Vectux seems to be using.
It will easily fit into the battery compartment, leaving about 1/3 empty for a decent BMS, or just space to replace the main fuse without major fuss.
If there are not too many dodgy cells in there, then I can make several Vectux packs out of them.