Powerwall Information

Playlist for the DIY Powerwall series:

YouTube channels for more info:
AveRage Joe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwHeIzOoLgSXHwxTSNSaKXA
BrunoPOWEEER: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHWslkS4HIGPyfYHQ5ag89w
DIY Tech & Repairs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI6ASwT150rendNc5ytYYrQ
jehugarcia: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcMfCkN1juSa49DJFYltOTw
HBPowerwall: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pBauLp63yzf6sVdEOIUbA

Forums and Facebook Groups
Second Life Storage: https://secondlifestorage.com
DIY Powerwalls: https://www.facebook.com/groups/diypowerwalls/
K-Weld North America (Keith’s store): https://www.facebook.com/groups/KWeldNorthAmerica/
Jehu’s DIY Powerwalls: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jehusDiYPowerwalls/

Affiliate Links to stores and products:
My Amazon Powerwall list: https://amzn.to/2C0wW4o
Keith’s EBay Store (pack-building supplies) : https://ebay.to/2GV3u5D
Battery Hookup (recycled batteries): http://bit.ly/battery-hookup
Power2Spare (reclaimed Medical Pack batteries): https://power2spare.net/?wpam_id=6

Other Helpful Links:
DIY Tech & Repairs Battery Processing Flowchart: http://bit.ly/2SJW6vg

Anderson Powerpole Connectors directly from Anderson (not an affiliate link): https://www.andersonpower.com/shop/wire-to-wire/powerpole/powerpole-75.html
Part numbers:
Powerpole® 75 Standard Housings, Red SKU: 5916G7
Powerpole® 75 Standard Housings, Black SKU: 5916G4
Powerpole® 75 Silver Plated Wire Contacts #6 AWG SKU: 1307-BK

8 thoughts on “Powerwall Information

  1. Benjamin Smith

    Not trying to Hi Jack your thread here, but could I ask what size of the “Bootlace Ferrules” you use for the connections to the Falcon V16? I’m guessing 1.0 mm but that’s a guess, 18 gauge wire? Thanks!
    Ben Smith

  2. Dog Father Post author

    Ben, I couldn’t tell ya. I have a very technical solution – I start with the smallest and work my way up until it goes on. However, I did have to order a bag of these recently: https://amzn.to/2H0PQfy 🙂 Jeff

  3. Dog Father Post author

    Well, it all depends on the size of the display and the size of the battery/powerwall, but theoretically, yes. The thing with powerwalls is you need to charge them back up after you pull the energy out. If you drain the battery each day and charge it back all the way up, experts say the life of the battery will suffer. If, on the other hand, you build the battery large enough so you only pull a small percentage of the energy out of the battery and charge it back up, the thought is that will extend the life of the cells. I have no hard numbers either way. My display idles around 200W and jumps up to 6-800W so I could run my display from this battery. I’d have to charge it back up while the display is off though. What has you interested in using a powerwall for your display? Just for the fun of it?

  4. Calvin Cowan

    Dog Father,

    I live near Temple, TX and enjoy your FB posts. Do you know if there is a list of pixel displays in the Greater Austin area? I’m building my first display this year (a mega tree) and thought it would be a fun evening to drive to the Austin Round Rock area to look at different displays over Thanksgiving.

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