I sent a PM to Agniusm when he said my project was silly and worse, to say... you do very precise engineering, we can collaborate if you want? ... No reply
he was not joking!!! this was a seriously silly company project
To make a serious company which can replace a day job, you would have to insure your liabilities, AND use a fuse-per-cell design too, which is a difficult, but it's technically feasible.
Thanks for the 123BatteryBox name. If I had a reasonable clear name last year, It would would have saved me a lot of confusion and indiceision. That's the most intelligent name i heard in years!!!!!!!
It's great to make lots of them, because they would be useful to many enthusiasts. But there is a high risk element involved financially, you have to get everyone to check a disclaimer about the dangers of lithium. The quality control has to be very high for small and big production runs... So then you think: I would have to insure the entire company in case i am liable for someone getting sand inside the box and igniting their camper van/home/car.
There's a french company that tried a solderless box and they seem to have failed, I dunno if anyone from E.S. has reviewed them: http://www.tyva-energie.com/en/
... They only have 4 news articles on their product dating from 1 year ago.
... I'll tell you a weird story about Tyva Energy... They live about 2 km from me, and I phoned them up one year ago (thinking that they design electric rally cars) to knock around some ideas with them. The boss was at a design trade show in America, and i lost interest in them and didn't phone them back. When i was just reading this tread, i saw that they live 2 minutes away from me, and they tried to commercialize a solderless battery box at the same time as I was. Weird?!
Tyva has got it wrong. Don't you think? It's not compact, it's not fused, AMTech is more reasonable at this stage.
I contributed to this thread because, Agniusum and liveforphys told me elastics were not reliable, and in fact my project was "pcsOFcrap" (thanks Amtech). So this project surpised me to the max! one year ago, AMTech was making heavy metal boxes with no springs in them:
Our designs parrallel each other. the only thing missing is the use of vertical pressure to fine-tune the elastic pressure, something you can do when you have two independently mobile lids full of elastics.
The rubbers can be used as glue, same as the seal of a car door slots all the way around, the Poron potentially can hold the contacts into place when you lift the lid up. Also they can be independently pressurized to compensate for change over time. Also silicone used in military equipment 0-rings, subject to pressure, Urethane? perhaps not? I can publish all aspects of my design, but the contacts are too difficult without metal pressing equipment.
Alan B: These pictures are too large, the OP should fix that.