Honda doesn’t sell new hybrid batteries for any NiMH packs. For an average of about $2,800.00, they will sell you a “refurbished unit” and gladly take your existing pack to refurbish and sell to someone else. In the end you will be out the money spent and still have a used/refurb battery pack. Panasonic made the hybrid batteries and they no longer make these units so they are not available as new. So for a fraction of that cost you can have a personalized programmable MAXX-VOLTS charger to command at your will to take a charge, balance the high end of your battery pack and potentially have a good working car again without the IMA lights and with improved MPGs again.
The unique high voltage charging system we offer has been designed to serve the market of Honda owners who invested in Hybrid automobiles with the idea that the high MPG fuel efficiency of this 66mpg hwy rated vehicle would save a lot of money in fuel costs over time. Whether you bought your Honda Insight new or used, you probably realized as time passed, or in case of buying a used one that the mpgs started to drop over time. The car started charging itself more often which loads up the engine and drags down fuel efficiency.
The NiMH battery packs in the Honda Civic Hybrid vehicles consist of 132 individual battery cells robotically welded in series consisting of 11 pairs of 12 welded batteries sticks each. Through the battery pack, electricity travels end to end + to - until it runs through each of the 132 nickel metal hydride battery cells where the total voltage ends up in the 154-185 volts range depending on the state of charge of the pack and its overall battery health. Now the Honda IMA system does a fairly good job managing the charging and usage of this electricity but it the pack as a whole singular unit and does not, nor have the capability to manage each individual of the 132 battery cells individually. Over time these batteries can become out of sync with one another with slight voltage and internal resistance differences. This will reduce the range of effective useable area the IMA system has to operate in between charging and discharging (ASSIST) power.
What our charging system will do is give the end user the ability to charge their IMA battery pack at home or the office via the standard USA 110v AC plug you would have in your home. This ability to override the IMA system telling the IMA motor when to start and stop charging the battery pack will allow you to fully charge the pack without the IMA computer playing referee.
2000-2006 Honda Insight Hybrid
2003-2011 Honda Civic Hybrid
2005-2007 Honda Accord Hybrid
1999-2003 Toyota Prius Hybrid
2004-2009 Toyota Prius Hybrid
IMA Battery Pack Home/Work Charging System
**Eliminates OBD-II Diagnostic Trouble Codes:
POA7F P0A7F P1600 P1433 P1447 P1449**
**Can turn off your IMA light and allow ASSIST and REGEN**
**Can turn off RED battery trouble light and allows hybrid battery to charge your regular car battery once again**
$$$ NO HIDDEN $80.00 CORE RETURN FEES! $$$ (like other sellers)
(Nothing required to be removed from your car and mailed back to us!)
ORLANDO, FL 32832
The Maxx Volts Charger system is programmable to allow you to set the start and stop times of the charger. This will allow the charger not only to fill, but also to soak charge the weaker cells within the pack. Balancing a pack is bringing all of the 120-132 individual cells within the pack to the same voltage as one another so that their charge and discharge characteristics are as close as possible to one another.
This will depend on a number of factors including the overall condition of the pack, the climate and mileage of the car, however our customers have used our chargers anywhere from monthly to each week to keep their pack balanced and charged.
Our home charging system will allow the end user not only to charge their pack, but also to BALANCE their NiMH Honda battery pack. In most cases this will eliminate the IMA light, the lack of the cars ability to assist and regenerate power to the battery pack. It can help keep off IMA lights and may allow you to pass smog inspections.
Our Maxx Volts Programmable charger has a built in voltage and current amperage display. We will provide benchmark figures to look for, what to expect and our charging system will also slightly reduce current amperage when it is full or nearing full capacity of the battery pack.
Significant improvements have been obtained with nearly every NiMH Honda Hybrid battery we have tested and reconditioned. What is nice about our charger is that under the worst condition hybrid battery, our programmable MAXX VOLTS charging system has still worked great as a daily maintenance charger set to provide a pre-programmed daily boost to a weathered pack and still give useable life for daily driving for just pennies in electric which more than pays for itself in MPG gains.
1st or 2nd Generation Honda Insight, Civic or Accord Hybrid 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 IMA Battery Pack Charging System
The MAXX VOLTS charging system pictured STD will include the battery wiring harness complete with reverse polarity protection, the charging port with dustcap and 9 pin upgradable CPC connection, the male to male modular 600v pro wiring harness from charger to port, the charger itself with built in LED cooling fan and female 9 pin CPC twist and lock connector with dustcap, the built in volt and amperage meter ( meter supports 0-999ma), 110-120v power cord to wall outlet, manual override power switch, built in PROGRAMMABLE 23:59hr digital timer w/ internal battery and clock w/ 1 min resolution for a true set it and forget it system.
**Must have a salvageable IMA battery to start with. Extreme battery neglect, ignoring IMA light for months or years, repeated resetting of BCM memory by deleting OBD codes or disconnecting 12v battery to try and fix your deteriorated IMA battery, driving the car with a deteriorated or dead 12v battery, overheating, extreme mileage, etc. may adversely affect your results and in some cases further action such as investing in our discharger or replacing cells may be necessary for best results.
P1443/P1447/P1449/ P1600/P0A7F/ diagnostic trouble codes from the OBD II scan port are the typical codes that may be eliminated with MAXX VOLTS charging system.
Charging at a safe charging current (with our Maxx Volts Charger), until the stronger cells with the highest voltage reach capacity, they will transfer any additional energy into a few degrees in temp change while the weaker, lower voltage cells "catch up" and continue rising in voltage.