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    Getting ready to dive into LiFePO4

    I feel like we're hijacking the thread a little, but I think I'm going to use some edge card connectors for temporarily connecting the cells for testing and I'll probably make some aluminum bus bars with screws to clamp the battery tabs to make a pack. I got the last of these edge card...
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    Getting ready to dive into LiFePO4

    I found an A123 guide from 2014 that has a lot of useful information including guidelines for cell compression. Here's what they say about compression: They also have some details about cell expansion (30.4kPa is about 4.4psi): I'm not sure how widely circulated the document is, so I've...
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    Off-Grid Supplemental Solar Air Conditioner Project Build Log

    Thanks for the welcome! I'm working on a discharge cell testing station. I have the hardware done (well.... maybe I could add a few more sensors but I think my project scope is creeping enough already). I'm using an ATMega 32U4 based, Arduino compatible microcontroller board from Pololu as...
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    Off-Grid Supplemental Solar Air Conditioner Project Build Log

    Hello there. I've been lurking on this site and working on a small off-grid solar power system with battery storage for about the last month, so I thought I should make and account and start a build log. The goal of this project is to to run a small 550-800W, 8000 BTU window unit...
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