Thanks, your edit is correct. Its for balancing wire only. It was posted long time ago on my thread, (https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... ilit=18650). Its a slow moving project, but hopefully it will materialize to something purchasable.spinningmagnets wrote:agniusm, I think those bus-plates are wonderful, thanks for posting them. I do have one suggestion. The small finger that sticks up at the top center, the part that the slide-on connector attaches to? I would make it "T" shaped. I would slide a steel crimp sleeve over a wire that has a stripped tip. Lay the bare copper strands from the wire-tip onto the center of the copper "T", fold over the two arms so that the T is now an "I". Then slide the steel crimp sleeve over the folded copper arms and crimp it down.
The copper would carry the current, and the steel crimp sleeve would provide long-lasting clamping force. I haven't tried this yet, so I don't know what issues might come up, but...just a thought.
edit: unless, of course, that connection is only for the low-current balancing wire. In that case, I'm sure it will be fine.
I cant see it escaping clamping position in my case:liveforphysics wrote: It looks great on a datasheet, as to most silicones.
I personally avoid silicones when possible, due to crack-propagation and notch-sensitivity, meaning an otherwise tough and robust piece of silicone (or glass which is basically the same building blocks as silicones), can get a tiny surface scratch, and now the crack propagates right through the whole material (glass or siloxane polymers alike). The other funny thing silicones do is transport vapors through them though they seal liquids fine, they are not gas barriers (may or may not matter depending on pack and application). They also tend to be awful to get finished polymerizing siloxane surfaces (like silicone sheets) to bond with adhesives to anything well enough to stay located in situations where the clamp loading alone can't control the position of the material from extruding out and escaping it's clamp loads over time.
I do still use silicones once in a while (sometimes it is the best option for the application), but typically only as a last resort if no other material is suitable due to the above material issues.
but i need the sheet to be with adhesive on both sides and i don't know how good they are with silicone. Anyways, i like Poron, it cuts good with laser if you follow Rogers guidelines on laser cutting.