Thanks to Jakov for making these available once again.
I missed out the first time, but had the pleasure of borrowing one from a fellow ES member to build my recumbent's very long battery pack
Now I have ordered one which is on the way to me from Croatia currently.
I'll be using it to make a 14S14P 2.5KWh pack for my Stealth Fighter.
I don't have an old SLA battery, and would like to avoid buying one if I can help it.
So I am replacing the entire battery pack out of my gen 2 2004 Prius soon, and I was wondering if it would be a good idea to use some of the old cells with this welder.
Each cell block in the Prius is 7.2V (nominal) NiMh, so I would probably make a 2S6P or 2S8P battery from good cells. They can reportedly put out 100A cont each when new, so I think 6P should be enough, but given the age and ~290000km's they've done 8P or maybe even 10P would be best. The whole battery consists of 28 modules, so I have a few spare to play with.
Another option is to wire a number of the NiMh blocks in 2S, then in parallel with the Prius old SLA battery which is only 350CCA from memory, but it would probably just be easier (and safer) to buy a new SLA instead of doing that.
So I guess underlying question I have is, can any battery be too powerful for this welder?
And second to that, does NiMh work ok with this kind of welder?