Second cell pack was a doosey. Placed an order, changed my mind, but think I finally figured it out.
I’ve made some progress, had some hiccups and Tom has some headway cells if you’re looking for some. I’m working on several powerwall videos and hope to have them done soon. Storm season is approaching!
Tom’s Headway Cells: https://ebay.to/2JupfKJ
Terry’s Power2Spare eBay store: https://ebay.to/2R4PoTT
Proper Cell Soldering by “The Combat Engineer”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtHw-RNyl3g
KWeld Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KWeldNorthAmerica/
This is a follow up to the previous Pi USB/SATA drive video answering comments and giving you an alternative to the cable. This little board is pretty cool and the kit seems well thought out.
Well, I finally got around to dealing with this prop that was still hanging around. I changed the design a little.
BUS BARS! I talk about making bus bars and how I’m planning to connect everything together. You won’t want to miss it! 😀
Cells are tested and sorted, time to put them in the cell holders. There is an online tool to help.
Demo of using a Raspberry Pi to monitor multiple DS18B20 1-wire digital thermometers using a Python script to report.
Power2Spare has large, brushless fans for keeping the Opus BT-C3100s cool while you are processing cells. They cut the cycle time down vs the stock fans and work even better on the 1,000 mAh setting. The mod is simple, but I did have issues. Also shows test results.
I walk through my cell processing process to sort cells into groups and answer a question about lead-acid vs 18650s.
Steps to boot an SSD SATA hard drive w/USB adapter on a Raspberry Pi 3B/3B+ and manually resize the partition to fill the drive. Not needed for Falcon Player, but useful for write-heavy applications. The drive and adapter I used are on my Amazon Affiliate page.