^The Toyota DC to DC converter breathes life into the 12v battery. How/WHY do you think it is killing them? Because of other manufacturers future move w/ 12 batteries?
Toyota Hybrids and Plug-ins have always had small 12v batteries becuase they don’t power (MG1 to spin) starting the ICE like in gassers. The small 12v have always been prone to draining because of all the usual suspects. People who post about this problem quickly learn to fix it (dealer firmware, unplug OBD gadget, etc.), and sometimes they even post about the solution that worked for them.
I have drained my 12v four times (bad ScanGuage II firmware -> updated now). I got to practice jump starting my R4Prime using a charger-brick with alligator clamps and jump points under hood. It did not seem to be damaged from my experiments. That and all the 12v battery OBD metrics I see in the OBD data stream via OBDLink app, makes me suspect that the R4Prime shuts down the 12v. system if it detects low 12v, until you jump-start it. I know this is a significant Toyota suspect design change for extra 12v checks and actions, but I would not expect a small (motorcycle) 12v battery would be fine after draining 4 times. I’m finding so many things that are new and different on the R4Prime vs previous Hybrids and Plug-ins. I don’t get to assume that the R4Prime works like all that came before it (burned several times).