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by garolittle
Nov 19 2018 5:22pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Industrial Motor gokart build
Replies: 34
Views: 2999

Re: Industrial Motor gokart build

Larger wire is always better!! :P Awesome project! Keep us posted.
by garolittle
Nov 16 2018 12:28pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Orion Jr. BMS installation - Southeastern USA
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Orion Jr. BMS installation - Southeastern USA

Anyone want to earn some extra holiday money? 8)
by garolittle
Nov 16 2018 9:25am
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: kWeld from Keenlab now available in the US
Replies: 22
Views: 2415

Re: kWeld from Keenlab now available in the US

Nice! Perfect angle. Great work Sir.
by garolittle
Nov 12 2018 12:23pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Orion Jr. BMS installation - Southeastern USA
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Orion Jr. BMS installation - Southeastern USA

Will pay cash. PM me if you have experience with this BMS. Thanks.
by garolittle
Nov 07 2018 10:33pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Orion Jr. BMS installation - Southeastern USA
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Orion Jr. BMS installation - Southeastern USA

I need someone with experience in installing the Orion Jr. Battery Management System (BMS). So I purchased the Orion Jr. BMS for my electric go-kart that will be powered by Nissan Leaf modules. I wanted a higher grade BMS capable of the amps my go kart will use (150 amps constant and 300 amps maximu...
by garolittle
Nov 07 2018 10:19pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Custom Battery Pack Assemblers / USA / low volume
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Custom Battery Pack Assemblers / USA / low volume

Hello Sir. I have some experience with the K-weld spot welder and have built several battery packs using 18650 cells wired to Battery Management Systems. Where are you located? Gary Little VenomKarts, LLC Augusta, GA CDEEBC81-37C9-44A4-B8C5-A99580978FBD.jpeg A78F9818-3E6E-4B26-A5F5-0DDA91E8B4A4.jpeg...
by garolittle
Oct 25 2018 7:32pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart

In case I keep the Orion Jr. BMS does anyone have a recommended expert I could hire? I am willing to take my project (ie drive) to a knowledgeable person and pay them to help me but would need someone within a driving distance of Augusta, GA (i.e anyone in South Carolina, North Carolina, or Georgia)...
by garolittle
Oct 24 2018 2:45pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart

Thanks Sir. This is good information.
by garolittle
Oct 24 2018 9:35am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart

You can still back out of Orion and go with something like TinyBMS. TinyBMS can deal with up to 750A using external contactor, and is much simpler to setup. Way cheaper too :D https://www.energusps.com/shop/product/tiny-bms-s516-150a-750a-36 Thanks for the reply. Am I reading the specs correctly in...
by garolittle
Oct 23 2018 8:40pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart

UPDATE: So I purchased the Orion Jr. BMS for my electric go-kart that will be powered by Nissan Leaf modules. I wanted a higher grade BMS capable of the amps my go kart will use (150 amps constant and 300 amps maximum) and that is what led me to the Orion. Jr. I must admit that I may be out of my "e...
by garolittle
Oct 07 2018 2:07pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Electric Track Racer
Replies: 26
Views: 2277

Re: Electric Track Racer

Really nice pack. Great work. :D
by garolittle
Sep 25 2018 7:42pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Nissan Leaf Modules - How fast is "too fast" for charging?
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Nissan Leaf Modules - How fast is "too fast" for charging?

miro13car wrote:
Sep 25 2018 9:19am
I use 18A rated charger for my 11S Leaf cells pack.
because it is related to this thread:
Thanks for the info. I should have the charger within a week. Looking forward to relatively fast charging.
by garolittle
Sep 24 2018 4:28pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Nissan Leaf Modules - How fast is "too fast" for charging?
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Nissan Leaf Modules - How fast is "too fast" for charging?

Good information. Thanks for the response. I ordered the 18A charger. I really appreciate all the great feedback.
by garolittle
Sep 23 2018 2:58pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart

999zip999 wrote:
Sep 23 2018 12:15pm
I like bigger cells than 18650 and these are automotive grade. Good luck.
Thank you for finding E.S. as we learn with you.
Yes Sir and thank you. ES has been invaluable as I learn the basics. I can not imagine trying to learn everything needed for a project without the internet.
by garolittle
Sep 23 2018 7:26am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Nissan Leaf Modules - How fast is "too fast" for charging?
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Nissan Leaf Modules - How fast is "too fast" for charging?

Thanks for the response. I have the 58 Ah Leaf modules but the charge rate would still be only 1/3 C ... (18A divided by 58 Ah = .3) so it sound like I am all set. I purchased the modules from EVBatteryCenter using the following link. Great vendor with excellent customer support..... :D https://evba...
by garolittle
Sep 22 2018 8:51pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart

Just received this in the mail. I can not wait to use this BMS. Thanks for all the advice from my ES friends.
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by garolittle
Sep 22 2018 8:20pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Nissan Leaf Modules - How fast is "too fast" for charging?
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Nissan Leaf Modules - How fast is "too fast" for charging?

The other option I am considering is the following CCCV unit which charges at 4 amps. https://evbatterycenter.com/HAC4/index.php?option=com_hikashop&ctrl=product&task=show&cid=208&name=charger-lithium-li-ion-14s-53-2v-nominal-58-4v-max-voltage&Itemid=605 However, it's nominal charge level is slightl...
by garolittle
Sep 22 2018 8:03pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Nissan Leaf Modules - How fast is "too fast" for charging?
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Nissan Leaf Modules - How fast is "too fast" for charging?

Hello. I will be using 7 Leaf modules connected in series to power my electric go kart (54 V nominal/58.8V maximum). I am considering the following "constant currrent/constant voltage" charger but it charges at 18 amps. https://evbatterycenter.com/HAC4/index.php?option=com_hikashop&ctrl=product&task...
by garolittle
Sep 15 2018 6:48pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart

I gave this much thought. I am going to buy the Orion Jr. BMS. It is more than I planned to spend but I always have the option of using it for other applications. Thanks to everyone who responded. Long live ES. :D
by garolittle
Sep 14 2018 7:02am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart

If the problem with cheaper BMS is that they won't handle the output current needed, you could use the gate drive for the insufficient output FET stage to instead drive a bit of electronics (transistor relay driver, etc) that turns a contactor on and off. Much cheaper than the Orion system. Thanks....
by garolittle
Sep 14 2018 6:09am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart

cpn wrote:
Sep 13 2018 7:57pm
Orion Jr is great BMS, especially combo with high power TC Elcon chargers. Go for can bus version.
Will do. I really appreciate the advice. I will research it tonight.
by garolittle
Sep 13 2018 9:25am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart

The Orion BMS looks like a top of the line unit, but $600 would break my budget. A much less expensive option would be to use a "dumb" BMS that handles the cell protection features and wimpy balancing. Then occasionally check the individual cell voltages with a voltmeter to see how well balanced th...
by garolittle
Sep 12 2018 8:28pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Orion Jr. BMS for 48V Electric Go-Kart

My plan is to buy the following Nissan Leaf Modules and use a 48V Orion Jr. BMS: https://evbatterycenter.com/HAC4/index.php?option=com_hikashop&ctrl=product&task=show&cid=223&name=48v-lithium-conversion-set-3200wh-battery-pack-diy5460-17&Itemid=605 To distribute the weight more evenly, I will put 4 ...
by garolittle
Sep 09 2018 6:28pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: E-Kart Build
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: E-Kart Build

This is an excellent thread that deserves revisiting. I had originally planned to use an 18650 pack for my electric go kart build but now I am considering purchasing six or seven Nissan leaf modules such as those referenced in this thread. If possible, my plan is to stack four modules on one side an...
by garolittle
Sep 06 2018 7:03pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: kWeld - "Next level" DIY battery spot welder
Replies: 460
Views: 54597

Re: kWeld - "Next level" DIY battery spot welder

Ah, I didn't recall that it was you who had got a weak Turnigy graphene pack. A second battery would certainly help, or you could add a decent 12V ultracapacitor. It is a pity that my kCap design doesn't go up to 12V, otherwise that would have been a perfect fit. No worries. I may give another Turn...