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  1. IAMJAMESMANNION

    Hello from North Wales

    Hi Richard Im massively regretting selling my 1959 beetle! Would have made an awesome EV and Thats 100% what I would be doing right now if I still had it! So its complicated using Lithium packs as your probably going to try the easiest method in your camper usingbattery to battery charging as...
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    Capacity Testing Station

    Cheers dude Great Price to and 59p to deliver within 3 weeks! Ordering 2! What I might do then is create a charging station with these power suppliesto cut the charge times down in that case! makes it easier :)
  3. IAMJAMESMANNION

    Capacity Testing Station

    Well thats part of my problem is I can get say the Opus chargers but delivery is 6-8 weeks and the unit is 35 from china which is no guarantee they are genuine! The link above to nkon is great, hadn't come across this but by the time you add postage and Tax im up to 50 :(I watch a review...
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    Capacity Testing Station

    Hi There So jumping on the back of a previous post I'm currently going through the painful process of charging and discharging my ever growing stock of batteries. Im about 300 cells into my 1500 cell stock at current. I may have just secured 1500 more which means im going to be doing this for...
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    Charging check

    Noted dude! Will probably do that in that case! Need to stop watching a film whilst replying! Two of you guys squeezed in replies whilst I was taking ages to reply! My god you guys are tooooooo quick hahahhaa :D Yep 100% get it! taken onboard and will stick to charging to 4.1 @60A :) See...
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    Charging check

    Hey Daromer I was wondering if my expectation of 1A (60A in total) would be seen as acceptable! I am charging all cells to 4.2v pre-install and will probably maintain the charge to around 57v at 45A until Batrium has been brought and installed! Again I am all about the planning at the moment...
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    Charging check

    Hi everyone! Back again!! so new quick question for you!! Charging a 14s60p pack what would you consider a safe charge? I think I should be charging to 58.8v so each series is charged to 4.2v but when deciding on Amps what would you guys recommend? :D
  8. IAMJAMESMANNION

    In need of ideas

    Dude love that idea and completely forgot about the hot swap style connectors I could utilise!! What would you suggest in ways of linking them together? Cable?? Going to see if I can find those connectors now!!
  9. IAMJAMESMANNION

    In need of ideas

    So I have a 48u server rack. 10x 1u Shelves, Batteries take 2u and my idea is to add 10x 1u fan trays. In effort to keep things tidy and allow for periodic maintenance on the battery packs I am trying to think of a good way to wire these packs in parallel. I.e. be able to isolate on each shelve...
  10. IAMJAMESMANNION

    Solar Panels

    Thanks to both of you! Never come across either of these links! I did notice a mistake to my above post though. Schneider's documentation was a little sneaky. They one page had the use of a mppt 80-600 but when stepping up to a larger array replaced the controller with a Conext CL which looking...
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    Solar Panels

    Batteries would be hanging off a Conext XW+ well actually batteries will be spilt into banks hanging of a multi conext xw+ setup so they will be safe! I have been reading but to be honest even big name companies turn fuzzy once you say your going big with how to construct your arrays and...
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    Solar Panels

    Just want to add, been reading schneider technical documents and I should be using the words arrays and clusters which to most of you guys probably would help out understand what I have said above hahahaha so: 120 panels divided into 40 panel arrays, total of 3 arrays 10s4p (580v, 22.8A...
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    Solar Panels

    Hi guys Yes I am honestly being serious. I am building a home for life, its off grid so investing the money in solar and batteries hahah Also 120 Panels is where I hope to be in 18months time! Im looking at potentially increasing in the future. I was thinking high voltage to lower the amps...
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    Solar Panels

    Hey there So I'm stuck pondering this..... how to wire up my solar. I have 120 Panasonic hit 330 panels to cable up. Now I don't know what controllers to use with this setup and I can't decide on what series and parallel with the panels. I have seen Schneider mppt 80-600 controllers but...
  15. IAMJAMESMANNION

    Small Project to get a Grip

    Most electric motorbikes use Li-po to get the current and weight mix right dude. Got a feeling your stuck searching for these! Check YouTube for an diy electric super moto bike done by an Australian guy! This might be the solution your after.
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    Creating My First Battery Pack

    Yep tell me about it, differs from district council but finally found one that is offering a lot of support with my application so fingers crossed ?!
  17. IAMJAMESMANNION

    Creating My First Battery Pack

    The moving around is my current position. I am currently house sitting whilst I am saving for the first stage of my build dude. Once the first stage of 3 is complete I will be moving into my home. Currently I have a storage unit where I intend to store built battery packs boxed. The first stage...
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    Creating My First Battery Pack

    Sorry Dude I was trying to keep this just about the battery under this section but the build will consist of 120 Panasonic HIT 330N Solar Panels and potentially 2x 5KW R9000 Wind Turbines which roughly yield in my are at wind of 6m/s 13,500kwh annually. Geothermal Heating will have its own solar...
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    Creating My First Battery Pack

    Hi Daromer Thats a lot of cells yes but actually my vision from the outset was to try and use a lot of recycled cellsBefore Looking to introduce new cells into my packs. Im a long way off! haha I have designed a fake wall 8m in length, 3m High, and 2m in width completely external to the house...
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