Month: January 2012

The International Module

We’ve built precisely two of the A123 modules of the third kind. I shouldn’t be excited over something we don’t REALLY know if it will work. And it IS risky. We’ve locked up 48 cells in urethane resin that can never be dug out again. If a single cell fails, we just tossed $1230 worth …

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Braided Copper Ground Straps.

Over the past three years we’ve paid careful attention to our battery connections. There’s a reason. Even in the days of lead acid Trojans, it was not unusual to blow the entire CORNER of your battery case off with an almost explosive event over a battery connection. These aren’t terribly dangerous. But they’re not very …

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We’ve Gone Green

To an optomist, the glass of water is half full. To a pessimist, it’s half empty. Kind of a point of view thing. Of course, to an engineer, we have a curious instance of a water glass that’s probably twice the necessary size, and undoubtedly mounted in the wrong place anyway. And is there any …

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And a Happy New Year.

We conclude 2011 with one of the most gruesome video edits we’ve ever done and a show that is two hours and 45 minutes in length. I suppose the question must come up, WHY. Some of our viewers want more detail. And the A123 cell thing turns out to be a pretty big deal. [jwplayer …

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