HOW TO CHARGE
Connect your Prius to 10-16A 230V AC. Easy way is use DEFA or GALIX –warm up connection that is common in nordic countries (DEFA or GALIX max. 2kW charging)
PISTOKEHYBRIDI PRIUS PLUGIN DRIVE MODES (Prius 2003- 2009)
1. Full EV (Top Speed 85km/h, Speed gauge show 90km/h)
2. EV mode (Top Speed over 100m/h), Combustion engine is in idle mode
3. Combined mode, use both electric motor and combustion engine to get about half fuel consumption
You can change modes from EV switch
PISTOKEHYBRIDI PRIUS PLUGIN DRIVE MODES (Lite Kit Prius 2009- 2016)
1. Full EV (Top Speed 85km/h, Speed GAUGE show 90km/h)
2. Combined mode, use both electric motor and combustion engine to get about half fuel consumption
DRIVE MODE WHEN BATTERY COMES EMPTY?
When using EV mode logic changes drive mode to Combined mode firstly. When battery is totally empty it change combined mode to hybrid mode. In Full EV mode you have to stop car and restart car to normal hybrid mode.
WHAT CHANGES CAR HAVE TO MAKE
Full Kit (2003-2009 Prius)
Battery will installed to trunk. Normal Prius battery cells will removed. New battery will connects directly High voltage plus and minus connection. To back is installed battery and charger. Install two control boards to cabin, main board and ECM control board. To cabin you need to install only Plugin main on/off switch and EV-switch if you car don't have EV switch or don't like to modify your existing EV button. Main board and ECM board make CAN bus bridge.
Lite Kit (2009-2016 Prius)
Battery will installed to trunk. New battery will connects trough controlled contactors to existing Prius NiMH hybrid battery. Original battery cells are not removed. Additional battery and charger/contactors control box are installed to trunk. Main controller board is connected directly to car OBD2 connector. To cabin you need to install only main on/off switch and EV-switch.