Stuck building 48v battery

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Re: Stuck building 48v battery

Post by fechter » Jan 07, 2018 10:33 pm

To access individual cells in a pack, what I do is use solid copper wire that's the right size to fit into the balance plug connector. I unplug it from the BMS first. I can charge and discharge through the wires, but keep it down to less than 1A. Just unplug the pair of wires and move it over to the next hole to do the next cell.
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Re: Stuck building 48v battery

Post by mcristiani » Jan 08, 2018 11:02 am

Okay. That I have done.

I was thinking i needed to test the cell while under load to see which is failing.

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Re: Stuck building 48v battery

Post by fechter » Jan 08, 2018 1:58 pm

If you can arrange a load for the whole pack and measure individual cell voltages while the load is applied, you can look for low cells. That's one approach. If you can charge/discharge each cell individually, that works too.

In my experience, if you have one or two bad cells, it's usually pretty obvious from the individual cell voltage measurements.
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Re: Stuck building 48v battery

Post by mcristiani » Jan 08, 2018 4:56 pm

Individual cell voltages means voltage for the block (3p)?

I have done both.

I think I just need to replace 2-3 blocks out of 13 in order for everything to work well. Not a good prognosis right now.

Mario

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