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Unread 06-28-2019, 09:01 AM   #61
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Default Re: DIY 101 - 14 cell Nissan Leaf lithium pack

Thank you for the amazingly detailed DIY guide. I was skeptical on doing this on my own, even after doing a ton of research, it's assuring to see someone provide a step-by-step.

I contacted EV Battery Center and they are out of DIY kits and modules. I ended up purchasing a 14 cell pack from techdirectclub on ebay. The 132AH kit looked like a decent price.

I also ordered all the same components from ZEVA that you had listed in the cart.

The battery will be replacing the lead acid in my 2015 EZGO 48 TXT. I've already put in an AllTrax 400 controller, which drains the current batteries way too quickly.
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Unread 06-28-2019, 10:06 AM   #62
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Thank you for the amazingly detailed DIY guide. I was skeptical on doing this on my own, even after doing a ton of research, it's assuring to see someone provide a step-by-step.



I contacted EV Battery Center and they are out of DIY kits and modules. I ended up purchasing a 14 cell pack from techdirectclub on ebay. The 132AH kit looked like a decent price.



I also ordered all the same components from ZEVA that you had listed in the cart.



The battery will be replacing the lead acid in my 2015 EZGO 48 TXT. I've already put in an AllTrax 400 controller, which drains the current batteries way too quickly.
Welcome to the madness. When you're not sure about something or get stuck don't hesitate to ask questions. There's a lot of knowledgeable folks who are hanging out here with answers. ;)

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Welcome to the madness. When you're not sure about something or get stuck don't hesitate to ask questions. There's a lot of knowledgeable folks who are hanging out here with answers. ;)

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The batteries have arrived and I received my shipping confirmation from ZEVA. So happy to be working on this project that I went and bought a new soldering station for the build.

I have been reading and I see the 3D printer forum. I have a friend with a 3D printer that is willing to print the terminal covers. Is there a blueprint or file available to download? Or someone I can purchased the terminal covers from?
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Unread 07-05-2019, 10:47 AM   #64
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The little orange covers are no longer available, but were made by the EV battery center.
If you search the recent builds you will see a number of creative options for terminal covers. Since you have access to a 3D printer I would recommend reaching out to Pingeye3 and Jkerle. I'm pretty sure that they worked out the bugs on the file for a good printed terminal cover. Also I think that csmysstailights is printing and selling 7 and 14 pack covers now.

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The batteries have arrived and I received my shipping confirmation from ZEVA. So happy to be working on this project that I went and bought a new soldering station for the build.



I have been reading and I see the 3D printer forum. I have a friend with a 3D printer that is willing to print the terminal covers. Is there a blueprint or file available to download? Or someone I can purchased the terminal covers from?
I make and sell the covers

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Unread 07-09-2019, 08:52 AM   #66
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The little orange covers are no longer available, but were made by the EV battery center.
If you search the recent builds you will see a number of creative options for terminal covers. Since you have access to a 3D printer I would recommend reaching out to Pingeye3 and Jkerle. I'm pretty sure that they worked out the bugs on the file for a good printed terminal cover. Also I think that csmysstailights is printing and selling 7 and 14 pack covers now.

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url...7&share_type=t

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Thanks again , got with cmysstailights to order a 14 piece module.

One thing I forgot was the charger. Do you have a recommendation? I was hoping to find one that will still make use of the default TXT charger plug.

Thanks again
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Thanks again , got with cmysstailights to order a 14 piece module.



One thing I forgot was the charger. Do you have a recommendation? I was hoping to find one that will still make use of the default TXT charger plug.



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There's a number of good threads just about chargers that discuss in detail charger pro's and cons.

In my opinion you don't necessarily need to spend several hundred dollars on a charger as long as:
#1 The charger is designed for charging lithium.
#2 Your charger stops at the correct voltage (58.4v).
#3 Your system has BMS controlled HV disconnect to protect against any individual cell over-voltage and charger malfunctions that does not stop at the correct voltage.

You get more for your money and have more adjustability with BMS Can bus control ect. but its not required.

I'm using a $90 Chinese charger as my onboard charger in both of my carts and they're working great. Pingeye3 has also used them in a number of his builds without issue. They come preset at 58.4v but can be adjusted internally if desired.

WAOUKS 58.4V 10A Charger, 58.4V LiFeP04 battery smart charger Model WA600 . ~$100

As far as the charger port goes most people seem to be removing the old charger receptacle and replacing it with a Marinco 15 amp 110v receptacle which is what I did. You will most likely need to make a little flat adapter plate. Then you will be able to plug in and charge from anywhere using a normal extension cord.

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Unread 07-09-2019, 05:21 PM   #68
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My friend you are a life saver. Ordered and awaiting things to come in.

Thanks as always.
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https://www.amazon.com/Journeyman-Pr...31237431&psc=1


Just another option for your plug. This is the one I used. FWIW
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There's a number of good threads just about chargers that discuss in detail charger pro's and cons.

In my opinion you don't necessarily need to spend several hundred dollars on a charger as long as:
#1 The charger is designed for charging lithium.
#2 Your charger stops at the correct voltage (58.4v).
#3 Your system has BMS controlled HV disconnect to protect against any individual cell over-voltage and charger malfunctions that does not stop at the correct voltage.

You get more for your money and have more adjustability with BMS Can bus control ect. but its not required.

I'm using a $90 Chinese charger as my onboard charger in both of my carts and they're working great. Pingeye3 has also used them in a number of his builds without issue. They come preset at 58.4v but can be adjusted internally if desired.

WAOUKS 58.4V 10A Charger, 58.4V LiFeP04 battery smart charger Model WA600 . ~$100

As far as the charger port goes most people seem to be removing the old charger receptacle and replacing it with a Marinco 15 amp 110v receptacle which is what I did. You will most likely need to make a little flat adapter plate. Then you will be able to plug in and charge from anywhere using a normal extension cord.

Life is good!

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Thats the route i went. Just plug in extension cord.

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