Can you jump a car with an electric car? I can't recommend doing this. This video shows you how to jump start a dead battery in your 2010 Toyota Prius. As small as this auxiliary battery is on a fully electric car, I don't think I'd use it to jump another vehicle, though you would still need to know where it's at in case you ever need to get it started. Then I pushed the Start button to power down the windows and keep the car cool until we locked up the house. The Prius uses a much more powerful electric drive motor connected to a large, high voltage hybrid traction battery, so the 12V accessory battery only drives electronics and accessories. I'm sure the cables were connected to both 12-volt batteries correctly. However in other ways it makes sense.
The is always ready to help! A weak or faulty alternator could result in a partially charged battery. Thus, if somebody asks me to provide jump start power, I'm lazy and save my time by cranking the recipient car immediately. The 12V battery is merely there to provide power for lights and to boot up the computer that after booting up connects the high voltage battery. You're better to connect up and wait a minute or two with the 'good' car engine running to give your battery time to charge. Since you may be drawing 150A or even more for the jump, that's a pretty significant drain on one small portion of your battery pack - very bad situation for the charging system to try to handle. It sure would save a lot of time and hassle.
Wait, had I left the hatch open all morning, and drained the battery? The 12V accessory battery itself is located under the floor of the hatch, but is wired to the hood connection points. For customers that may lack a certain mechanical aptitude, you may also have the option of calling for. A car or car is a rolled motor lorry utilized for transportation. Not all traditional gasoline cars are the same, of course, but all gas powertrains work pretty much the same, which makes it easy to learn. Ltz, you need to orient the picture shown in the owner's manual to match what you see under the hood to find the terminals.
Turn on the car with power, then after a few minutes, try to start the disabled car. A 12v battery, … either just a normal battery, or a specific jump start unit with built in leads. The red rubber cap covers the Positive terminal, the Negative Ground is a bolt mounted on the shock absorber tower frame. A few points: Start the other car first or you might end up with two dead cars. Certain manufacturers recommend different techniques. Corrosion between the cable and the battery.
Case in point is a Toyota Camry hybrid, but I'd also be interested in the general case any hybrid or full electric vehicle. You can use a trickle charger to recharge battery, or a float charger to keep it topped off good if you plan to leave it sit for a long time , or you can jump start it from another car with jumper cables, or finally you can use a jump pack to jump start it. Follow the jump procedures explicitly. This instructable will be a guide on how to jump start a Toyota Prius. We dialed up Toyota's roadside assistance, which had a truck on site in 30 minutes. And also, with electric cars the code paths reason in the software code applies. You can use this 12v system to jump other vehicles.
Thus, it may not have the cranking amps capacity to successfully start the other car. Be extra careful to ensure you're working with the correct battery, and you should be fine. My motorcycle is worthless for jumping my truck. Provide details and share your research! Hybrids add extra anxiety to the procedure. You need to use the cables to charge the dead battery. They rely entirely on regen, so in theory you could push one with another vehicle and build some energy, but that would require another vehicle which would kind of null the whole problem. The reason you can't use the traction battery to jump start another car is because it is much higher voltage.
By the way, when your 12V battery is getting weak, you will probably see a message telling you to shift the gear shift selector into Park. That will be the negative terminal. In that case, you will have to jumpstart the vehicle. One note: it might sound like a good idea to buy one of these for your own personal use, but our white knight pointed out most people wouldn't keep them charged frequently enough to be of use on the rare occasion of a dead battery. A trickle charger will take a couple hours or more , if you need an immediate start use the jumper cables or jump pack. Push in the clutch quickly after it starts and rev the engine a bit to insure it is going to keep running.
Take a look at this video demonstration of how to jump start a hybrid model from Toyota. It is not designed for this kind of thing, and it may ultimately prove to be too much for it, especially if it isn't charged very well or is old, or if you draw to much current from it even. I have seen noted to be careful when jumping your car or jumping to another car. Wait a few minutes before driving off to insure the battery gets a bit of a charge from the charging system, too. By the way, if you need to use a hybrid car to , the smaller 12-volt battery is what you'll need to use.