I am still running some busted-puffies, hand-me-down Hobby Packs
I want to pickity pick apart a Tesla Pack
Trying to focus on the future
Which will be all about up-cycling
New cells are rad - especially for those who can afford them.
Used cells will dominate over a longer time period
Working around their quirks will be super important.
The guy who founded Zero has a nice patent (and hardware that he provided) which facilitates upcycle of 18650's. Simply a case held together with screws containing PCB boards with built in foam-springs.
Plop in old 18650's
Have a pack
Swap them out as needed
I suspect that most tinkering folks will have a "cell analyzer" in their garage (multi-bank... 10 or 30 at a time...) just as frequently as you may find a socket set in a garage.
Lets get some more feedback on Battery Bro
I may end up repurposing his packs one day.
I am interested in METHODS AND WAYS FOR ASSEMBLING 18650 PACKS WHICH DOES NOT INHIBIT NEXT ASSEMBLY
Glue on the plastics is fine... as we can re-sleeve them very easily
Tack welds should not be a problem as we can have a cheap machine (similar to a reload press) to "clean them up"
Increasing battery voltage and controller current limit will result in a non linear experience