View Full Version : Hybrid charging?

04-05-2012, 04:02 AM

So I have graduated to the big leads with the purchase of the 700E and have spent the last few weeks upgrading my power supplies and chargers! I went with the Prolab 6 and two Dell 6650 power supplies. So I have been sitting here for the last couple of hours researching portable generators when I had an epiphany!! I have a 2011 Hyundai Sonata HYBRID, which runs off of a lipo battery! Why wouldn't I be able to charge my batterys off of my car lipo system?! Am I crazy?! :lol:

Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?!


04-05-2012, 09:02 AM
How many volts does a hybrid work off of? I can't imagine in wouldn't work if you can find a place to tap off 24V from the system... you would be good for a LOT of charges!

04-05-2012, 11:58 AM
The hybrid Sonata pack is a 5.3Ah, 270V pack. That is only 1431Wh, or just over 6x the energy in a 6s 5000mAh pack.

04-05-2012, 12:22 PM
If that's the case.. why don't they just use a couple $100 deep cycles to power that hybrid. Crazy!

04-05-2012, 02:50 PM
Deep cycles are heavy and large compared to lipos, they can not handle deep discharges, can not be charged or discharged at high rates, have a low working voltage, etc. There are many reasons they chose lipos.