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Post by gholm » Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 19:20

I'll leave this right here.

Photos of what is no doubt a very expensive piece of kit being torn apart!

http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthre ... ttery-pack

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Post by Richo » Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 20:21

Nice find!
The only part that surprised me was the molded polycarb covers.

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So the short answer is NO but the long answer is YES.
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Post by g4qber » Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 20:28

Bits made in mexico
My Honeywell keyboard from the 90s is made there
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Post by gholm » Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 21:24

Richo wrote:
Here is a clickable link:


Ah yes, thanks Rich.

The Coolant loops are a bit hard to decipher too... nonetheless it shows the level of sophistication needed for a 'bulletproof' 85kwhr battery.

So many cells. Imagine spot-welding them all by hand!!!!!

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Post by T1 Terry » Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 22:36

gholm wrote:
Richo wrote:
Here is a clickable link:


Ah yes, thanks Rich.

The Coolant loops are a bit hard to decipher too... nonetheless it shows the level of sophistication needed for a 'bulletproof' 85kwhr battery.

So many cells. Imagine spot-welding them all by hand!!!!!

Those fuse links look to be soldered in much the same way as Jehu Garcia is doing in the Electric Samba project, he is using recycled laptop battery cells.
The cooling/heating idea is very interesting, I wonder if that is part of the balancing system, wasting excess energy as heat at cell level, only up to page 5 of that saga so far, every one has their own ideas barrow to push at this stage Image

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Post by gholm » Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 23:09

T1 Terry wrote: Jehu Garcia is doing in the Electric Samba project


I love that project. I remember watching a fascinating timelapse of his restoration of it.. ... man can they work the metal. So fascinating for someone like me stuck behind a keyboard.

Full cred for building a multicell tesla-style pack too.. huge undertaking.


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Post by PlanB » Sun, 14 Sep 2014, 18:37

Wow 85kwh of NCR18650Bs in the flesh! I wonder what that cost him?

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