Nickel Plating the Busbars
Equipment | Specs and Tech info

Nickel Plating the Busbars

As I have some time to wait for my electrician, I thought I would have a go at nickel plating my busbars. In an earlier blog post I created my Nickel plating solution and have been storing it for when it was required. I found a test busbar and attempted nickel plating it. I cleaned…

The Busbars 2.0
Equipment | Mounting

The Busbars 2.0

Now that I have a completely new way of mounting the modules – and more of them, I needed to remake all the busbars. I found a local company willing to make them for me with their CNC Mill. This will ensure the holes are precise. I also didn’t feel like drilling hundreds of holes….

Misc Bits and Pieces
Equipment | Specs and Tech info

Misc Bits and Pieces

Now all the busbars are installed I can finally fire up the Batrium. Using the Testmon I tested my wiring loom. All good. I also created a small precharge resistor pack so I can precharge the caps in the Victron Multiplus II inverter. I now have a bit of a wait before anything new can…

Adding wires to Shunt Trip
Equipment | Mounting

Adding wires to Shunt Trip

My shunt trip operates from 48V making it easy to power. I added some wire with Ferrules, drilled a hole in the side of the breaker and fed the wires through. I also tied a not in the wire on the inside of the breaker to stop it pulling through.

Starting on Balance Leads
Equipment

Starting on Balance Leads

After watching Lithium Powers youtube video I got motivated to start the BMS Balance Leads. I purchased some ring terminals and using some wire sheath I got from China months ago I started work.

Assembling the Tower of Power v2.0
Mounting

Assembling the Tower of Power v2.0

Now that all the threaded rod has been cut and the mounts secured to the two shelves it was time to start assemble the 7 towers. I assembled the towers using the highest rated module on cell 7 and working down to cell 1 and then working backwards till all 7 towers were complete. Unfortunately,…