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Sep 05, 2003, 02:08 PM
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How to make a battery pack - mpg video link


OK, here's a video on how to make a battery pack.

http://awilletts.ezonemag.com/makepack.mpg

This example shows a 10-cell pack (2 sticks of 5 cells) of HR-SC 2600's. They happen to have an insulator bonded to the positive end of the cell, so this simplifies construction somewhat.

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Sorry, dialup guys, it's 54MB. There's no way to get the detail and content in a smaller file. I thought about splitting it up, but I don't have time right now.
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Sep 05, 2003, 02:24 PM
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excellent
Sep 05, 2003, 03:14 PM
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Wow, a picture is worth....

Thank you for taking the time
Sep 05, 2003, 04:41 PM
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Superb job Andy, very well done.
Sep 05, 2003, 05:26 PM
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Too bad you hooked them up backwards..








Just kidding


Good video but I always thought you were not supposed to slam the cells together and that you should have no "flashing" around them as that means the solder splattered. I just ease mine together
Sep 05, 2003, 05:32 PM
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Speaking of, make sure your wearing safety glasses.
Don't imagine hot solder in the eyeball would feel to good.
Sep 05, 2003, 08:16 PM
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Great video... Is that a 40 or 60 Watt iron? I have a hammer head tip, but it does not fit any of the irons I have, so I'm in the market for an iron for the tip.
Sep 05, 2003, 08:39 PM
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If the orange handle is what I think it is, it's probably a Weller 40W iron.

Andy, thanks for the video! Where did you get your stand for end-to-end joining? That seems like a must have.

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Sep 05, 2003, 09:38 PM
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It's in the 'required tools' section - adjustable 40W Weller with hammerhead tip, all from Kirk @ New Creations.

Stand is a piece of angle-iron (the stuff you put up overhead garage door openers with), with two pieces of sticky-back refrigerator magnet strips stuck on! I simply clamp it to the bench - and use a velcro strap to hold the next battery down in place against the stand!

Cue - you don't know how many times I checked I had that right before I soldered! As far as slamming together, I find that there is a stronger bond when pressed at 'just the right rate' - too slow, and they are brittle and don't sit flush, too hard and they come apart - suggest folks who haven't done this before practice on some dead cells, over and over, testing the strength of the joint, until you get a good feel for what works.
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Sep 06, 2003, 12:56 AM
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Linky no worky.

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Sep 06, 2003, 07:06 AM
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It's still there, and working fine.
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Sep 06, 2003, 07:29 AM
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Thank you Andy,

The video looks great and is an incredible display of generosity on your part for taking the time to make it and sharing it here; I’ve always wondered how to make a pack. I’ll save right next to your Deans video.


Thanks again.

Kenny
Sep 06, 2003, 12:43 PM
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Hmm.. works now. Wonder why it didn't before. No matter. Nice video Andy.

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Sep 06, 2003, 11:18 PM
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mmm...link do not work...
Sep 06, 2003, 11:52 PM
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If you're using a downloader turn it off. Or right click and do a save target as.

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