IMA Battery Pack

Discussion in 'Honda Hybrids' started by HCH2007, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Harold

    Harold Well-Known Member

    May get hot in the rear seat! H
     
  2. ericbecky

    ericbecky Member

    I leave all the factory packing in place.
    Foam is an insulator, so it also keeps heat from getting into the pack as well. Especially in hot climates.
    You could instead do something else with additional cooling if you are really concerned about heat.
     
  3. HCH2007

    HCH2007 Journeyman Hypermiler

    Well, I do plan on adding a 12 VDC fan. I am going to run some experiments concerning the foam, it just seems even in hot SC weather it would aid the cooling rather then the reverse. I won;t do anything without knowing though. I'm still waiting for the darn charger to get here and it is annoying me that something that was shipped over a week ago has yet to arrive.
     
  4. HCH2007

    HCH2007 Journeyman Hypermiler

    Got the charger in the mail today and will get started tomorrow, Yayy!!!
     
  5. ericbecky

    ericbecky Member

    You have made a great purchase. That charger is awesome. Really.
    You can do charging, discharging, delayed start charging. Maintenance charge, soak charge.
    And the logging capability is incredible, too.

    Call me if you have questions.
     
  6. HCH2007

    HCH2007 Journeyman Hypermiler

    Will do Eric and thank you for all the help.
     
  7. HCH2007

    HCH2007 Journeyman Hypermiler

    Well, kind of stumped now. I have pairs of orange & green sticks in the pack and I can get the plastic parts that snap them together off, but the one end of all of the pairs has a bracket that is spot welded to the sticks??? So, I will research how to separate them more tomorrow.
     
  8. HCH2007

    HCH2007 Journeyman Hypermiler

    Going to use my Dremel and small burr bits to get the sticks apart I will refrigerate them first to eliminate heat problems from the grinding.
     
  9. HCH2007

    HCH2007 Journeyman Hypermiler

    Well, this is very disappointing , first eight sticks and NONE of them has good readings. I didn't even record the numbers, they are bad why bother? Guess I need to work on getting my money back if I can...
     
  10. ericbecky

    ericbecky Member

    Do you have a known good stick to check? Just in case the charger is the issue and not the sticks. It's not unheard of for some of the low-cost chargers to be defective. They usually will send a replacement.
     
  11. HCH2007

    HCH2007 Journeyman Hypermiler

    Only way I can really check the sticks is my digital multimeter or the charger, so not sure what to do at this point. It also took 10 days to get this charger from China.
     
  12. HCH2007

    HCH2007 Journeyman Hypermiler

    Well, I have been running my regenerated battery pack for over 15K miles and I am already having the IMA warning light come on. The check engine light never went off, the code read out says that the software is not compatible with charge module A, same cde it has always had since the software upgrade by Honda back before July 2012. You know the one they said was supposed to fix the problems with forced regens. So, my next step is to refurbish the battery pack I took out and replaced, but I am going to match packs that are closely similar to ones that are in the replacement pack I am running not.
     
  13. Harold

    Harold Well-Known Member

    Did you do a 12V disconnect for 20 sec. Or so. Worth a try! H
     
  14. HCH2007

    HCH2007 Journeyman Hypermiler

    Not as yet, but I will give it a try. Thank you for the tip Harold.
     

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