New England Hybrid Festival 2013
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Solar puppet and big HV solar energy storage capacitors
Solar survival trailer 1`
Full MIMA install
Output shaft first view of the running honda Insight 5 speed transmission
NewFirst look at the input shaft side of the 5 speed Insight transmission
New code V 2.4
Installing a harness in the Honda Insight
First gen Civic Install
Installing a harness in the second generation Honda Civic
Calibrating the charger for a new harness
How to assemble and test the discharger accessory before using it
Upgrading the Grid charger
Programmer P1 hardware
Programmer P2 software and operation
Programmer P3 Charger during programming
Smart Charger Datalogger Part 1 Checking the serial port on the PC
Smart Charger Datalogger Part 2 Downloading the config and datalogger programs
Smart Charger Datalogger Part 3 operating the config generator to generate the config file
Smart Charger Part 4 Operating the datalogger part1
Smart Charger Datalogger Part 5 Using the file compare, and file control
Using the hondsa Insight Battery pack lifter
Using the charger/discharger to determine which sticks need to be replaced
Mikes Saturday Hybrid-Solar- Electric Workshop
Insight 20 AH lithium battery system
Grid charger Users page
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Renewable energy exhibits
New England Hybrid festival 2014

Smart Charger Datalogger Part 1 Checking the serial port on the PC

This first step towards using the datalogger is to get the serial set up in the PC.
The charger has a serial output that is configured as an RS232 port. Most computers have USB, so an RS232 to USB adapter is required to get the data into the PC.
I use a Sewell device that cost less than $10.
Each device will require a driver, and this must be installed before the device will work. This video shows how to examine the connection using the device manager,to confirm that this is working.

Installing and testing the serial port