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  1. The Kilowatt Challenge

    Interfering with Ham Radio

    Which inverter are you using?
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    Welders

    It still works?!? That's crazy haha! Did you ever let the countdown get to zero? There's an easter egg in there for you... ;-) Here's a video of what were talking about if anyone's interested View: https://youtu.be/hNaNkbrB30U
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    Welders

    Pete that would be fantastic mate, I'll send you a PM on FB
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    Welders

    So what's the best nickel strip welder these days? Need to start building soon and want to make sure I'm using the most popular solution? Cheers all Darren @TheKiloWattChallenge
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    Chinese 18650 Adverts

    I wonder if one day, these cheap marketing platforms will ever get a grip on the false advertising which plagues them. Take these 18650 cells for example (do not buy these!) https://dl.wish.com/iDfrG They're being advertised as 63000mah which is so far from technically possible, it's...
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    Interfering with Ham Radio

    It's not so much the cabling, it's the inverters themselves but you're absolutely right, I'll be choking the hell out of the cables anyway ;-)
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    Fused NI strip

    I guess its battery hookup for my first order then ;-) Tack!
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    Fused NI strip

    I need to buy a load here in Sweden as well, where is everyone buying from nowadays?
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    ESR? Acceptable rates

    Pro tip for ESR on the MCC. If a cell fails the workflow because of high ESR, take the cell out, clean the ends and re run the test. After almost 6000 cells tested through my MCC's, cells with high internal resistance will fail twice on ESR, cells which simply have dirt, glue and crap on one or...
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    Interfering with Ham Radio

    Hi guys, Any fellow Amateur Radio operators out there? I'm buying my big inverter in a couple of weeks and I'm just accepting the fact that it's going to generate noise on the HF bands. I'm wondering if anybody has panels and an inverter and is NOT receiving RFI from it? If so which brand and...
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    Megacell Chargers & RC3563

    Hi all, Video discussing the changes I've made to cell processing now that I'm using the Megacell Chargers and an RC3563 @Wolf gets a shout-out as well! ;-) Cheers all, Darren a.k.a. -> @The Kilowatt Challenge
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    Errr what?

    I used Google Translate on my phone to change the language to English in the settings and to have a quick scan through the manual. Doesn't tell you actually how to use it which I found quite strange but what was interesting is that it said most new 18650s have an IR of 30-60.
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    Errr what?

    That feeling when your RC3563 battery tester arrives and the manual is in Chinese!
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    IR Meter Recommendations

    Thanks Wolf, on your recommendation, I just bought the RC3563 and I'll connecting it to the megacellcharger PC :-)
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    MegaCellCharger mods, tuning and reverse engineering

    Great work on this guys... Reading with interest...
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    CQ CQ CQ Introducing myself CQ CQ CQ

    I'm also a HAM operator and 320 owner ;) Welcome to the group!
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    Esperyd?s Raspberry PI project

    Cheers Daniel. It's working perfectly now over USB and I've created a dashboard. I'll have a play with this for a while then I'll revisit the serial link in a couple of weeks. Nice job on the ISO, thanks for all your time and hard work on this (y) 🍻
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    Esperyd?s Raspberry PI project

    My turn :-) Downloaded the ISO today, couldn't get serial comms to work through the uart despite making the max2323 adapter so resorted to USB and /dev/hidraw0 which works reasonably well but with a few errors. I have a cheap clone inverter!! I have basic comms now with inverter but the link to...
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    When things go wrong... it can go really wrong!

    Ah ok. Well in that case, heres another theory. Could it be possible that, with the packs being stored on there sides, a heater cell can get so hot that it melts the solder which in turn runs down the positive end cap onto the negative wall and causes a dead short. This would explain the fuses...
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