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Posted by Thibaud Taudin Chabot on August 16, 2008, 8:51 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty schreef:

Well, mine is charging in B-mode when the battery is less then 100%
full. This can clearly be seen on the display where the arrows point in
the direction of the battery. I can't think of any other explanation
when I see that picture.

Posted by bobw on August 17, 2008, 3:49 am
On Sat, 16 Aug 2008 22:51:02 +0200, Thibaud Taudin Chabot

The Prius monitors the battery and never charges above 80% capacity
and never discharges below 20% capacity.  That is how they get such
great battery life.  So, in B mode, the battery will charge up to 80%
and then quit charging even though the display on the dash shows it it
still charging.
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Posted by fred seaver on September 13, 2008, 4:11 pm
 I find that when going down a steep grade with it in B that it works great
for slowing down the vehicle and saing on the braking. :-)

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