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2002 to 2004 Toyota Prius Inverter / Assist Motor for Transmission

2002 to 2004 Toyota Prius Inverter/Assist Motor

2002 to 2004 Toyota Prius Inverter/Assist Motor


As promised, here is the second part of at least three posts written specifically for Toyota Prius owners. We will discuss the Inverter and Assist motor directly related to, and part of the transmission. Getting right to the point, if you did not read yesterdays post on Prius transmissions/engines read that one first [it’s the 2nd link], then spread the word; GotTransmissions.com is one of few suppliers of Toyota Prius drive-train components, and yes, we have Toyota Prius Inverter / Assist Motors for sale now.

Here is what you get when you order an Inverter/Assist motor setup.
1. The Electric Motor, which is part of the transmission…Part ID # G11004760
2. Inverter Assembly.

Yesterday we discussed the 2002 to 2004 Toyota Prius transmissions/engine if you want to read about that now. Today we want to talk about a component that can be purchased by itself, or as a complete unit with the transmission. We will refer to it as an inverter.

An inverter is an electrical device that converts direct current [DC] into alternating current [AC]. I’m not an electrical engineer, to put it simply, an inverter converts power by using a maze of capacitors, diodes and electrical parts which change direct current into alternating current. For all practical purposes, the inverter is charged with direct current, which is internally converted to alternating current, then to power a devise that runs off of AC.

Fir instance, campers and motor homes have inverters [which store electrical energy for later use] to operate lights, stoves and other conveniences [when the engine and generator are not running] built into them. Hopefully that gives you a better idea.

Through the regenerative braking system [a complicated system that turns the heat generated from brakes and converts it into electrical power] and regular charging system [alternator] the inverter stays charged, which converts one type of electricity into another form of usable electricity for said vehicle.

This operates the electric assist motors. Doing exactly what they are told via the sensors that communicate with the ECM. It has no sense of the electrical sequencing [in other words, it has no intelligence] and cannot drive the assist motors for propulsion without the computer.

With the above points being made, purchasing an inverter assist motor assembly is not an appealing idea. Which is precisely why doing business with GotTransmissions.com is so important. We have already scene into the future and are prepared to serve our customers now. A lot of resources go into becoming an leader in Toyota Prius drive-line components. It only makes sense to do business with the best informed transmission supplier in the country. Call GotTransmissions now for more information.

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