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Posted by richard schumacher on April 28, 2010, 1:20 pm

Jeez, c'mon, guys, play nice.  Nobody was born knowing this stuff.

urod, you should always lock the car when you leave it.  If you have
left the lights on or a door ajar the car will give a long warning beep.

For infinite details about the Prius see

Posted by urod on December 28, 2009, 3:35 pm

On 28 , 16:21, "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <el...@nastydesigns.co=
m> wrote:

Yes, I am sure. I wrote about the big hatch which covers are all the
batteries, the motor, the tanks, etc.
It should be opened before doing anything with the car internals.
There is a stick which keeps it opened.
(There is also a small hatch above the 12V battery, which I opened

By auxiliary battery, I mean the 12 V battery, as opposed to the
201.5V one.  As far as I understand, Prius has two
different batteries.

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on December 28, 2009, 4:25 pm

In article

There's only one battery that the user worries about--just like on any
gasoline car (which the Prius is).

Posted by urod on December 28, 2009, 3:59 pm

On 28 , 16:21, "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <el...@nastydesigns.co=
m> wrote:

Here is the URL where the term "auxiliary battery" is used:

Now I tried to charge the battery with Hella Power Charger (using the
picture), but it failed.  Maybe it is still wrong "-" or the charger
incompatible with batteries.

Whatever it is, I think that Prius is poorly designed. Obviously all
the lights should be switched off
when the battery is almost discharged, leaving enough "juice" to start
the car.  And "+" and "-"
should be clearly marked as such and easy to find.

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on December 28, 2009, 4:24 pm

In article

Those are people who are obssessed with the idea that the Prius is an
"electric car," which it's not.

For turning on purposes, there's a battery.  It's not an auxiliary
battery.  The car can't run without it.

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