So, you had the disconnect in the wrong position when you tried to start it before? Assuming you disconnected 12v batt. and did all this over again, with the same result.Thanks for the link, that is actually what I forgot to do before my second post. I really thought I had it when I found that! But now it has the issue per the second post with P0AFA.
Correct. I had everything as it should be and then got the low voltage error.... which is now fixed!So, you had the disconnect in the wrong position when you tried to start it before? Assuming you disconnected 12v batt. and did all this over again, with the same result.
Let us know the outcome!
It's all in your head. Just enjoy the car. If it's going to fail, nothing you can do about it anyway and most likely it was due to corrosion and as a result, bad connections. That device cannot fix corrosion problems. It almost sounds like you have fallen for a "gimmick".Just wondered if anyone here has used a prolong battery reconditioning unit. I have a 2008 with almost 150,000 miles on it and I'm starting to worry about battery replacement. You can buy these reconditioning units on Amazon for $460 so if this would prolong my battery life substantially it would be well worth the money. They also say it's better to do this before your battery has failed.
Probably not necessary if the car is driven daily and not sitting for weeks, letting the battery discharged is one way to kill it fast. I think this is just a waste of money IMHO, if a cell of your battery is going to die anyway I don't think rebalancing is going to make it last longer. It might probably perk it up temporarily but long term is a just a matter of luck.. just don't be fooled by those click baits where old batteries can be revived again..Quite a few of us at another "Prius specific" forum have had good success with the Prolong system. Their new (April 2017 release) deluxe system with the more automated discharger is very much "plug and play" for each step of the process but it is time consuming. Figure about 4 to 4 1/2 days for the full conditioning process. You can do some balancing and conditioning in shorter time increments.
One of the biggest signs of weakness in the battery is seeing your battery display going up and down very quickly. Things like seeing it go from the high blue bars to the purple within the first block of driving in the morning. Another one is if the ICE engine seems to be coming on at inappropriate times and too often.
Battery failure is usually a failure of one or two cells, not the entire battery. Replacing those cells is pretty much "whack-a-mole" if you don't recharge and balance the whole thing. Another cell will soon go out. Many of the rebuilt batteries being sold by third parties have had a high failure rate; I don't think they are taking the time to have those batteries in great shape before they sell them because it takes time to do that.
I think the Prolong system is worth a shot. Go to the hybridautomotive.com site and talk with Jeff. He's the one who makes the Prolong system and he's a very straight up guy.
I'd be more inclined to ask the NY city drivers driving daily their Camry and Prius hybrids if they are doing any reconditioning for the very high miles they rack up. Getting an opinion from a mechanic who is purely bias on the product they bought or was given by a sponsor doesn't suggest that it works 100%. Most of it is just placebo.... save your money go to a fancy restaurant and pray for the hybrid gods that what you're ordering is for them.. you'll probably have more luck on that... electronic parts could die anytimeYou might want to check with some of the mechanics who have used it on their personal cars and measured the individual voltage on each individual cell. It makes a positive difference.
It's very much like maintaining any other system. Why do you change the oil? Over many years the engine will quit anyway. You maintain the system to delay what will happen eventually anyway. The same applies to the electrical system. This maintenance helps to delay the inevitable.
And yes, you are correct. It will not revive an already dead battery or cell.