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  1. Dr. Dickie

    Battery specs question

    Probably Sayno or panazonic There is a cell database here: https://secondlifestorage.com/index.php?pages/cell-database/ It has a UR18650F, but it lists a blue ring
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    Aluminum Box for 18650s - Fireproof?

    Yes. I will have to vent it to allow cooling (fans) during summer. I have to get it, and then I can start laying everything out. Okay, it came. Now I need to get the time to put it together. Oh boy, more stuff to do.
  3. Dr. Dickie

    Aluminum Box for 18650s - Fireproof?

    I am currently sitting at home, waiting for the text to tell me of delivery of: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0144DQNWW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It will go into my plastic shed. When I get it in, I will decide whether or not I can squeeze 14 packs across the back...
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    Damaged Cells

    Part of processing cells is checking for damage. I have processed about 2K of cells so far, and a handful or so were seriously damaged. Just a glance and you could see the cell was crushed--into the bad bin. A couple had a scratch, a serious scratch. The scratch was beyond just the PTFE...
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    CQ CQ CQ Introducing myself CQ CQ CQ

    This is the antenna I put together: Using poles like this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-32-FEET-Antenna-Tower-Mast-Pole-4-FIBERGLASS-LOT-of-8-FOUR-FOOT-SECTIONS/233660298681?hash=item36673d35b9:g:wjQAAOSw4PBdrIyv Although they were $60 dollars for 8 when I got them--don't know where those...
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    The Joy of Sorting Cells

    I only have about 100 more cells to process--then a month wait for the final ones to sit for self discharge test. Since I have cells sorted into 10 mAmp capacity (I know that is silly, but it is done); my plan right now is to start with the highest capacity bin (2780 mAhrs), and log the cells...
  7. Dr. Dickie

    Megacellcharger update #4

    January 13, 2021 12:35am Departed Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item LOS ANGELES, CA 90040 Whoo Hoo!! Of course, I am just getting done testing all the cells I have. BUT, I will have these for projects going forward.
  8. Dr. Dickie

    Pack Fusing / Fuse Wire / Failure

    Yeah, I kinda figured that out after posting that. That is only for a cell building up a lot of heat. Thanks, still learning.
  9. Dr. Dickie

    Pack Fusing / Fuse Wire / Failure

    Is there a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) device in these cells as well? I am just learning about all this stuff, so I don't know if these cells come with one. Couldn't that also make the resistance shoot up? I don't know if they react fast enough to have caused the non-event. Or...
  10. Dr. Dickie

    CQ CQ CQ Introducing myself CQ CQ CQ

    Hello, KN8G here. Right now the antenna is down, changed from a OCFD to a vertical. I stole the ideas for Callum (M0MCX) for an 80, 40, 20, 10 vertical. Put it together using the fiberglass military tent poles. 10 meter in height. Was a major pain to put up, then I have to take it down for...
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    Pack Fusing / Fuse Wire / Failure

    So, am I not understand what is going on, or shouldn't it be (theoretically speaking of course), that the voltage of those cells were not high enough that given the resistance in the circuit they could not produce the necessary 2 A to blow the fuse--given the fuses were operational and properly...
  12. Dr. Dickie

    18650 vs other cells?

    Yeah, my understanding is, the 2170 cells were developed by Panasonic in cooperation with Tesla to replace the 18650 in their early model cars. They have used the 2170 in their cars over the last few years, but it seems as if they are the only (or at least the super-majority) of the users for...
  13. Dr. Dickie

    IR Meter Recommendations

    The cell holder is well worth it, it makes things easier and more reproducible (in my limited experience).
  14. Dr. Dickie

    Mind blowing realization about IR

    If, chemist speaking here, a significant portion of the internal resistance (impedance) is the result of the resistance due to the movement of the lithium ions from anode to cathode( which I would think it should be), then IR being very temperature dependent makes perfect sense (chemically...
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    Mind blowing realization about IR

    Almost there with you. I have about 160 more cells left to test. Of course, after the last batch gets capacity tested, then they have to sit for 25 days to test for self-discharge. So, I am about a month and a little over a week away from starting to make packs. Best of luck.
  16. Dr. Dickie

    18650 vs other cells?

    Not be a stickler (but I am), aren't those 2170 cells?
  17. Dr. Dickie

    Mind blowing realization about IR

    From what I have seen (very limited experience--around a hundred or two) the IR of the cells I have tested (2 years old) goes from around 38-29mOhms at ~2 Volts, to 35-36 mOhms at 4.2V. If I see a change much greater than that, goes in experimental pile. All this at room temp. Now I have ONLY...
  18. Dr. Dickie

    Hello from Florida

    Hello!! I run shallow well ground pump off my current solar set up (small with lead acid batteries). The pump runs off the battery. As you know ground water down here is only about 5-10' down. Even so, I had no end of troubles getting the correct pump. Finally I found a solar piston pump, and...
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    The Joy of Sorting Cells

    I made a million mistakes even though all the cells are the same. Can you imagine the mess I would be in if I had hundreds of different cells!!!o_O This was supposed to be my learning project, and I have. That was why I specifically started with as little variation as I could. And again...
  20. Dr. Dickie

    The Joy of Sorting Cells

    Okay, I have asked a million questions, and everyone here has been great at helping me understand everything I did wrong. Since I have no knowledge to contribute, how about something a bit different than "Burning Down the House." The Joy of Sorting Cells--I should come up with the Zen of this as...
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