Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Connecting BMS Wires

I put the front 20 rainbow wires for the BMS (tinned first) into their respective connectors before attaching the ring terminals to the front cells. I wouldn't want to hook them to the cells and then work on the live rear ends :-o. Then I crimped and soldered the ring terminals to the 20 rainbow wires in the front battery box. The positive wire for cell #1 (brown) starts in slot # 5 of the green connector on the left. These are only the 20 front wires. I use a rubber mat over the cells in case I drop a tool, no shorts allowed :-).