Hyena wrote:How'd you go scaling the fences of customs Methods ? Got your lipos yet ?
Actually... I got mine yesterday
8 6S 5Ah packs and a new charger.
In general I always cut off the main plastic connector that they supply. I have seen several that were a disaster waiting to happen.
As far as the internal connections, I have never had a problem and I have no intention of cutting open any packs.
I think more damage can be done taking them apart and reassembling... I have shorted out too many cells fooling around.
This time around I am going to use Anderson connectors.
They are perfect for building up Series parallel blocks.
Not sure if you guys noticed, but Hobby City is now carrying the 12" 6S extensions. These are perfect for building up large, cell level, parallel packs.
I usually reinforce them with glue and build big Y cables.
I also have a thread somewhere where I show how to take board mount JST-XH 6-pin 90 connectors and use them as sacrificial gender changers.
Running these in parallel at the cell level is critical for managing the balancing. Just keeping 24 cells in balance is hard enough without making it 48, 72, or 96...
I am going to resurrect my 24CH BMS board. Last time I played with it I punched 100V through the 12V circuitry and blew the components right off the board.