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119198Re: [toyota-prius] Re: Arrived

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  • Levi Smith
    Aug 2, 2011
      Interesting. I wouldn't necessarily say that there is a set position, but I
      can say that it seems every single time that I'm climbing a hill (or I
      suppose otherwise asking for a good amount of power) there is a point
      somewhere around maybe 80% pedal travel where the batteries tend to get
      charge(to a point). But if I floor it, I've NEVER seen it charge. I've
      gone from Full green down to a single purple. I don't think I've ever fully
      drained the graph so perhaps once it gets that low it will alternate short
      amount of charge/discharge.
      But I can't see it actually refilling the battery with the accelerator
      floored and if it did, I can't imagine you ever making it to actual triple
      digit speeds with... 50hp? (just trying to guesstimate gas power only but
      with a good portion of that power going to recharge the battery)

      On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 8:55 AM, David Kelly <dkelly@...> wrote:

      > **
      > On Aug 2, 2011, at 6:45 AM, Levi Smith wrote:
      > > Say what?
      > > I'll agree that there is a position of accelerator which charges the
      > battery
      > > if needed while accelerating. Putting it to the floor is not one of them.
      > > And to get to 100mph you're going to need to put it to the floor I'd
      > guess
      > > pretty much unless you're in free fall...
      > >
      > > Or am I just missing some alternate take on this?
      > I disagree with "there is a position of accelerator". The ECU charges when
      > it wants to irrespective of the accelerator position.
      > The MFD cartoon shows mine alternately charging and discharging with the
      > accelerator floored.
      > MG1 is going to produce as much current as necessary to provide torque to
      > counter the ICE so that ICE torque gets through the geared transmission.
      > Some will go to battery as needed, the remainder will go to MG2. The ECU has
      > very elaborate algorithms for battery maintenance which result in
      > charge/discharge cycles being performed at times that can not be explained
      > by simple EV logic.
      > --
      > David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly@...
      > ========================================================================
      > Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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