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 Post subject: Re: Additional Battery Project - Possible Extra 40 kwh
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:42 am 
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miimura wrote:
Here is a screen shot taken from the video on the Kickstarter page for the modular pack building system, showing a possible fusing method. Of course, you would only have to do this on one side, the other side could use their screw-on busbar tabs.

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/13 ... -1865/faqs


Interesting. I didn't know they could do this. I still dont like it though. Id have to try to thread on a tiny fuse wire to each cell. That doesn't seem easier. Id rather tap it quickly with my spot welder and move on to the next.

Also, I do plan on doing both sides. If I only put a fuse on one side and it didn't blow for some reason. Or it did but somehow mated to a cell next to it, it could potentially continue to see current. A fuse on both sides is twice the work but I want it to be safe. I am going to be transporting my family and dog in this car. I am doing everything I can to make it as safe as possible. Of course there is still risk but my goal is to mitigate it as much as possible.

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 Post subject: Re: Additional Battery Project - Possible Extra 40 kwh
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:05 am 
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Did a little more work tonight. For the record I am so sick of working in 15 degree weather, crawling around under my car with a winter jacket and knit hat that constantly falls over my eyes.... I am really hoping spring arrives before summer this year but at this point I would accept fall.

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