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47 Ah FoMoCo battery tray (banana for scale):
Check out those built-in handles!
Check out those built-in handles!
I don't have any public comment on how Battery Hookup ships these modules. If anyone wants to post their Battery Hookup packaging experience, I'm sure the community would love to hear it.Don't ship them is the answer I fear.
What do battery hook up Do?
LTL shipping QTY50 FoMoCo modules to you on a 48x48 pallet is only $945, including liftgate service (so you don't need a forklift). That's more than 6x cheaper than FedEx.I'd be willing to do the pallet thing. Though I would need the exact dimensions of the pallet with batteries on it to confirm I have the space(I should). I could also stock the required number of LiBCM kits so people could just show up, pick up a whole kit+batteries and be about their way.
Understood.I must go on record I am NOT interested at being a builder ATM. I'm far too busy, however that may change by the end of the month and if it does I'll update.
Only if you want to take on that side project... liftgate only adds $100 or so.I have a forklift at the shop. I gotta see if it runs, it's probably been a good 7-8 years since it was started.
Based on my data thus far, around half of the LiBCM units are in CA. Therefore, I'm thinking about sending QTY10 sets (i.e. QTY50 modules) to LA. Obviously CA is a big state, but it's still 'smaller' than driving to Chattanooga and back. Phoenix and Las Vegas are also relatively nearby.Mudder, How many sets of batteries would you be sending to California? We can share the shipping cost and add a little extra so at least $25 per module shipped that would be more than enough to cover the shipping cost and then some.
Each FoMoCo module weighs 26 pounds, so each five module 'set' weighs 130 pounds.How many modules will safely fit in an insight with passenger seat removed.
People en route who have filled out the reservation form:I might be able to assist logistics in a small way. My tahoe will also be returned for so ill have a lot of storage but won't know my route until closer to the date. Generally from California I go east to Phoenix area and then to New mexico or Colorado or both. I wouldn't have the full tahoe for storage as I use part of it for sleeping in while traveling.
So far nobody has reserved modules in Madison.As a side note on that how many modules are expected to go to Wisconsin? It always seemed like it had an inordinate number of insights per capita.
There's certainly a bulk shipment heading for LA... the plan right now is for QTY50 modules to arrive at Jue Motors in early November. If that doesn't work out, then the backup plan is to send them common courier to @Balto.My brother will be having 5 modules sent to LA so if you want to coordinate with me we could combine shipping.
Right now I have ~QTY40 modules available. I don't care where you buy them from... they're certainly cheaper from BH, but then of course you'll need to convert them yourself.I don't care much if the modules come from BH or mudder. I say whatever is best for mudder is preferred for me. So if he just wants them gone then we should buy them from him or if most of the batteries are spoken for then BH is good too.
Conceptually I'd love to install the entire LiBCM kit myself. However, I don't have the time to do that right now. If at some point in the future I find myself with gobs of free time (unlikely), I'll gladly offer installation service.Another idea would be to see if it's possible for you to have mudder do the install himself at his extended technical support rate. That would save you maybe $500 on shipping. I have no idea if he would be interested in doing that though.
No shame here...I must shamefully admit, with significant mental relief, however:
I had, in fact, turned off IMA switch when I parked at the airport. My coworker has verified.
Apologies to mudder for having to take time to run calculations to determine if I was in the anti-goldilocks zone regarding firmware upload date vs. SOC on my parking date.
Relieved that I'm in the clear.
Form received.hey mudder, i filled out a purchase form, looked at my browser tonight after work and everything was blank, let me know if you didn't get it as i have terrible cell towers, happy holidays in wisconsin. if you have room for haz mat in the trunk i might be in range
Not that unsafe, but basically there's negative logic in how to control the output voltage. In both cases, if LiBCM turns off (or is unpowered), there's no risk that the power supply will turn on.By negative logic, do you mean that power supply shutoff requires a line pulled high, so if what is pulling up the line loses power, the supply turns on?
With Vin=120 volts, the output power is limited to either 900 or 1000 watts (datasheet claims one thing, boilerplate claims another). Regardless, in my testing at Vin=120, the supply outputs 1200 watts, which causes the input rectifier to overheat (since it's twice the current to yield the same output power). I'm working with MeanWell to better understand this limitation.I will be looking forward to the next commit to learn more about the issue at 120V vs 240V operation.
All LiBCM grid chargers have redundant control circuitry. That's why the "negative logic" issue I mentioned previously won't actually cause any issues... the redundant control mechanism might not actually work, but the primary one will. Again, though, note that I've worked around the "negative logic" issue... it no longer exists with the internal modifications I'm making to each supply.For my LTO projects I am favoring redundancy on certain things. Any reason I should not employ both internal and external shut off circuits as independent shutdowns? (My place has taken a lightning strike before and I've seen what crazy things it can do to electronics, including leaving stuff half working.)
It took a minute... I definitely wear ear plugs and glasses when testing these things... and in this case it was worth it.Finding the insulator failure must have been fun....