The Spacers
Equipment | Mounting

The Spacers

I realised the other day when stacking the modules that I didn’t have enough spacers. The spacers are required and sit at the front and back of each module. A client of mine – Scott from www.allwaterjetcutting.com.au said he could easily laser cut them if I provided him with a drawing. I photocopied two of…

Bits n Pieces
Equipment

Bits n Pieces

One of the most time consuming parts of this project is researching and sourcing the required parts and tools. Hours of reading forums and watching videos! Making the wrong choice can cost $$ and time so I agonize over the choices. I decided to go big on the battery cable. Welding cable appears to be…

Batrium Arrival
Equipment

Batrium Arrival

The Batrium BMS – Watchmon 5 Plus arrived today. I was able to plug it into my PC via USB, configure the WiFi, set it to a static IP and update the firmware all within out 5 minutes. Its back in the box now until the rest of my Nissan Leaf modules arrive and the…

Preparing the shed
Mounting

Preparing the shed

Even thou I’m building a power wall from relatively safe Leaf modules, I don’t want them in the garage attached to the house. I built a shed last year and it’s perfect for my power wall. The side of the shed I’ve decided to put the power wall on faces the afternoon sun so I…

Getting the rack ready
Mounting

Getting the rack ready

The rack itself is awkward to move and would be impossible to move once the leaf batteries are installed. It needs a strong base and wheels. First I built a rectangle frame from of 20×20 SHS. The frame sits under a lip of the main rack frame. I then started work on the Leaf base…