Saturday, January 16, 2010

Learn Something New

I just learned that the prismatic LiFePO4 cells need to stay banded together with the compression plates on the ends so that they won't swell in the middle. Swelling can shorten their life expectancy. Thanks to the guys on the Solectria Drivers list I just avoided a costly mistake. So tomorrow I get to re-band some cells back into their handy 4-pack arrangements.

This means that I'll need to use that front battery box after all. Oh well, at least it's clean already :-).