This a great relevant thread for me. I'm interested in going from Lead to
Lithium on my boat and I believe Volt cells are likely the most available
and least expensive to me. The Volt cells appear to have different charge
points than most Lithium so the HB404 looks like a great solution. Jerry,
do you just use one HB404/ contactor for a string of cells that add up to
120v when charged? No other BMS? I'm looking at doing 96v setup, doubling
my current 48v setup. I was thinking 2 x 48v packs, 2 HB404s and
contactors and using 2 x 48v chargers that I already own. Appreciate any
advice on this, excited to switch to Lithium but nervous of destroying a
set in the learning stage lol.
On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 1:36 PM Len Moskowitz via EV <email@example.com>
> Thanks Jerry, but I'd like to keep the lead-acid form factor and use the
> existing charger.
> Len M.
> On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 12:30 PM, jerry freedomev wrote:
> Hi Len and All,
> 2 5kwh, 120vdc nom Volt modules would by far be the best,
> lowest cost solution. And for charging just add an HB404 wthr meter and
> a contactor to cut the voltage off at fully charged using your present
> charger likely.
> Each take about the same space as 2.5 of your 12vdc lead
> batteries. And cost $1500-$2300 buying modules, not much more than
> lead, less than premium lead.
> Since 2 modules will put out 2k amps and weigh much less,
> lead EVs I've sold them for nicely increase both range and pickup even
> with the same rated kwh. And one can add another module or 2 for more
> My rebuild of my EV trike pickup into the subcar it was
> suppose to be I'll put 2 5kwh modules in it for about 120 mile range.
> Could put in 250 miles worth.
> Jerry Dycus
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