How is the 12 volt battery charged? Only by gas engine running or does charging the hybrid battery do that?

Asked by Apr 23, 2017 at 11:36 AM about the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced

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The gas engine has "no relationsip" with the 12V battery. There is no 12V generator. The 12 V is charged through a DC-DC donverter from the traction battery. The Same as my PIP.

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