- Nevada City, CA & Paradise Valley, AZ
The 'no BMS' thing makes me nervous, even for a short time. Just sayin'Thanks for all your advice. Most manuals are not user-friendly and are loaded with technical jargon. I feel that manufacturers need to adopt a new approach to technical writing by including videos, images and animations to make it more understandable.
IMO Discussion forums like these and online videos are way better to learn stuff instead of reading those boring manuals. At the end of the day, it comes down to your style of learning.
I ordered the SkyRC balance charger with AC/DC input (IMAX B6-AC Charger/Discharger, 1-6 cells), and prepared a 13s2p, 48 volts Battery Pack with 18650 Li-Ion, 3.6 volts, 2200 mah cells of the same manufacturer. Once I get the balance charger, will measure and verify all the cells internal resistance match, before charging the cells.
I'll be using the battery pack with no BMS initially to check the range and make sure all the contacts and connections are fine in the battery pack. If I come across loose connections or contacts issue, I may have to solder the strips and bus bars. Not sure if anyone else using a battery kit have had to weld or solder. Once the contacts issue is sorted out, will add a compatible BMS.
Wish you all at EBR a Happy and Healthy 2021.