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      12-24-2009, 06:58 PM   #10
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I'm currious about this photo and maybe someone could shead some light on it.

What I'm wondering about the electric motor (No. 1 in photo) between the engine and the torque converter. Does that thing generate electricity for the batteries and then turn around and convert to power the transmission in hybrid mode?

I was thinking about the process - is this correct:
  • When you start off the gas engine powers the car and charges the system via No. 1.
  • Once the car is rolling and the batteries are charged, then No. 1 become a electric motor to power the transmission using battery power?

Those electrodes (red box on 1st photo) coming off the motor as massive. I figure they must be transferring and/or receiving huge amounts of power at low voltage. In the 2nd photo, notice how big the orange cables are going back to the batteries.

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