New consulting relationship with GreenTecAuto begins
What actually goes wrong with the batteries????
Using the charger to run a deep discharge
Time to get serious about determining what actually fails in the sticks
A better way to test a full pack on the stick based level
What happens when you discharge completely?
Setting up to watch the sticks
First results
Recovery after the deep discharging.
More deep discharging.
Connecting to all the sticks with the multimeter test fixture
A graphical look at silver pack deep discharge 2
Testing a pack of new MaxIMA sticks with the multimeter test fixture
The next discharge after a regular plateau based recharge
Subpack 1
Subpack 2
Subpack 3
Subpack 4
Subpack 5
Subpack 6
Subpack 7
Subpack 8
Subpack 9
Subpack 10
Zap test of MP 10
Subpack 11
Subpack 12
Subpack 13
Subpack14
Subpack 15
Subpack 16
Subpack 17
Subpack 18
Subpack 19
Subpack 20
A look at todays Hybrid and EV battery packs
Battery packs exposed
Keeping Warm In New England
Plugging into the SUN
Making a small solar concentrator
Building MIMA and the plug in adapters
Converting a telephone truck to electric
DIY dual pulse Capacitor Discharge Spotwelder
Getting in shape while making electricity
Replacing gasoline with solar electric lawn equipment
What is Genesis One?
How to stop the aging process DIY
MIMA Install Day 2005 a Big Success!
Building a hybrid car grid charger
Tapping into the Wind
Expanding MIMA with the Distribution board ( users projects )

Connecting to all the sticks with the multimeter test fixture

Connecting to all the sticks with the multimeter test fixture
Testing the saticks in a civic pack

Took a big piece of single sided circuit board material and cut it to fit the far side of the civic pack. I located the required 10 interconnect points,using the orange interconnect plate and using a dremel tool,made an area around each point that was isolated from the rest of the plate.
drilled a close fitting hole for the pogo spring pins, and after determining the proper depth, soldered the 10 pins to the board. I connected the pin points to the multimeter harness, to complete the stick level connections, and using heat shrink, and hot glue made sure that each point was thoroughly insulated.
Now I can cycle the pack while watching each stick voltage, and also using the discharger and the special test mode, determine the relative condition of all the sticks.