Zip ties for busleads/busbars

atlas7

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Is there a specific type of zip ties for holding down busbars? Or is it just the generic plastic ones? I am having trouble figuring out how I will mount my bus leads onto the cell brackets. Hot glue and zip ties perhaps?

I will be using this as my busbars/busleads as the current I plan to pull is 300A: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Military...ocation-Cable-Wire-Kit-450-AMPS-/292841507754

One other question, will these fit perfectly between strings of cells without making contact with the cells? I will be using ring insulators for the positive end of the cells but the negative end of the cells are exposed a little more so I am worried that this particular cable will come in contact with them. Maybe I can remove the heat shrinks on them and use a longer heat shrink for the negative end?
 

Korishan

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Yeah, just generic zip ties. Z-Ties are pretty much all the same with light duty loads, like holding bus bars down. The issue with them breaking is if they are subject to sun (UV) exposure. So as long as they are out of direct sun light (or UV lights), then they will last a long time.

As for the cable you linked to, what makes them "Military" style?? That's a bit confusing. You might get a better deal looking up Welding Wire. £23.92 for only 2FT of cable (x2 leads) seems a bit expensive, imho. This may be because they are claiming "Military", but not sure. Perhaps in the UK those are average prices. Here in the US, we could get 2x 6FT cables for that price, if not cheaper.
 

atlas7

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Yeah, just generic zip ties. Z-Ties are pretty much all the same with light duty loads, like holding bus bars down. The issue with them breaking is if they are subject to sun (UV) exposure. So as long as they are out of direct sun light (or UV lights), then they will last a long time.

As for the cable you linked to, what makes them "Military" style?? That's a bit confusing. You might get a better deal looking up Welding Wire. £23.92 for only 2FT of cable (x2 leads) seems a bit expensive, imho. This may be because they are claiming "Military", but not sure. Perhaps in the UK those are average prices. Here in the US, we could get 2x 6FT cables for that price, if not cheaper.
Ah okay, thank you. I linked it as a reference for its current rating since I am dealing with a 300A load. I figured 450A copper cable will be more than enough and also the wire wouldn't be overworked since the difference between the current draw and rating of the wire is quite big. I intend to use this (or one similar) as my busleads then solder fuse wires for added safety. A BMS will also be used just to keep the battery intact. Yeah it will have a housing case with a cooling system so it will definitely be out of the sun. Yeah it does seem overpriced in GBP I am still browsing the web for cheaper cables of a similar sort
 
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