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A look at todays Hybrid and EV battery packs
12 volt 8.3AH NIMH with water cooling mercedes ML hybrid
144V Insight or civic NIMH replacement HV battery pack
dual NIMH batteries extend range in small mobility scooter
long life replacements for lawn tractor and mobility scooter batteries
Taking the mercedes modules apart
The plug in and EV packs are too big to handle
Battery packs exposed
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Making a small solar concentrator
Building MIMA and the plug in adapters
Converting a telephone truck to electric
DIY dual pulse Capacitor Discharge Spotwelder
Chevy Bolt EV joins the family
Getting in shape while making electricity
Replacing gasoline with solar electric lawn equipment
What is Genesis One?
How to stop the aging process DIY
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Building a hybrid car grid charger
Tapping into the Wind
Expanding MIMA with the Distribution board ( users projects )

144V Insight or civic NIMH replacement HV battery pack

144V Insight or civic NIMH replacement HV battery pack
insight or civic replacement pack ?

In playing with the NIMH 12V packs I decided to see how well they would work if set up as a 12 module (120cell) pack)
I cut the bands on the stock 8- module subpacks and pulled out two of the 12V modules.
I reassembled the sub pack as a 6 module assembly.
A cut off wheel on the right angle grinder cut the bands.
I used my big spot welder and some pipe clamps to clamp the sides tightly as I spot welded the end back on.
The connector bloks and tubing for the cooling system was scavenged to make up the final assembly.
I big pack can make 2 insight packs.
Of course the pack needs to have a mounting system , attachment for the relay board and computer modules designed and built but the surplus modules are pretty reasonable compared to the cylindrical cells used in the stock battery, so this is a possible battery replacement solution for the guy with lots of time good fabrication skils and not so much money.