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Post by T1 Terry » Sat, 16 Jul 2011, 07:19

Often there is a paste mentioned regarding assembling battery straps to link cells together. What is the paste and where do you get it?

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Post by acmotor » Sat, 16 Jul 2011, 08:25

This thread talkes about the terminal paste for LiFePO4 cells terminal paste

I thought ev-works sold a paste but can't see it on the web site right now.

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Post by coulomb » Sat, 16 Jul 2011, 14:50

We bought jointing paste from Ideal Electrical online.
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Post by coulomb » Sat, 16 Jul 2011, 15:00

acmotor wrote: I thought ev-works sold a paste but can't see it on the web site right now.

It seems to be discontinued: NOALOX.

The compound that we bought doesn't look like this; ours looks more like a tomato sauce dispenser.
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Post by acmotor » Sat, 16 Jul 2011, 22:20

I hope they find an alternative to stock, like the utilux product, otherwise there will be plenty of less than ideal battery packs out there !!
Aluminium / Aluminium and Aluminium / copper /nickel connections will let people down in time.

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Post by polo-ev » Sun, 17 Jul 2011, 00:20

There is some other stuff called Alminox Electrical Joint Compound & is made by Dulmison.
It is what the energy authorities use on their high volatge connections. It is recommended for all aluminium to aluminium or aluminium to cpper connections.
I don't know where to get it though. I got some through a guy that worked for Country Energy.

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Post by Renard » Sun, 17 Jul 2011, 18:43

There is also 'Uni-seal' made by Electropar available from Hayman's Electrical.
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Post by Renard » Sun, 17 Jul 2011, 18:46

There is also 'Uni-seal' made by Electropar, available from Hayman's Electrical.

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Post by T1 Terry » Sun, 17 Jul 2011, 21:35

Thanks everyone for your help, I will take the list with me to TLE in the morning and see what I come up with. The tip about the local energy authority using a suitable compound could be an interesting one to follow up Image

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Post by gmacd33 » Mon, 18 Jul 2011, 17:52

CABAC makes one, part number EJCG125. I got Haymans to order some for me, as they didn't have Uni-seal (perhaps just the Virginia branch...)
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Post by T1 Terry » Tue, 19 Jul 2011, 00:57

I tried TLE, no luck, tried J Car and they came up with a Chemtools product called Carbon grease R006, http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.as ... rm=KEYWORD, but after reading the description on the website it appears more for switch lubrication. I guess it's back to hassling more electrical wholesalers or ordering it in via the net.
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Post by gmacd33 » Tue, 19 Jul 2011, 14:16

Yeah that Jaycar product from ChemTools makes it very difficult to tighten up the connection, because of the lubricating property.

I had to get the supplier to specifically order some of the Cabac product, as they didn't have anything in stock.
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