So after seeing @evoheyax 's beautiful board go out in flames, I realize I had no idea what I was doing when I made my first battery. I was basically on a month long drinking binge and just do not trust whatever has been done. I have to make this battery safe. Here is the issues that I have with the current 12s4p 30Q build:
Did not use fishpaper. The only fishpaper was small pieces under the balance leads.
No insulated caps on positive ends
I only used one layer of 12mm .15 mm nickel strips. The seller says they are rated at 40 amps but from the tables I have seen recently, it seems way to high. Even then one layer wouldnt be enough for this 4p setup.
- Possibly most importantly, I dont trust the way I bridged my serial connections across the pack. I looked for several methods but I ended up just welding strips across then folding the pack outward to be flat like in the picture below. The first time I did this the stress of bending caused most of them to break off.
My ideas and questions.
- At this point I would love to try to pull off the stripping and reuse the cells since they are new. Of course they would have little metal burs that would need to be smoothed out. I have gotten mixed responses on doing this. In the video below the guy uses a dremel. Is this safe, or am I stuck buying new cells?
- What is the best way to bridge series across the pack? The way I did in this pic just seems like an issue waiting to happen. I like the way cell level fusing makes the connections across the top of the bus bars. Would it be stupid to make a nickel connection from each cell to a bus bar and then connect across the pack that way? If thats a bad idea, what is the absolute best way to make these connections?
Any other advise or help is appreciated.