On 3/11/19 9:29 AM, Dan Baker via EV wrote:
One issue with using multiple 12v or 48V drop in replacement batteries
in an EV is that the BMS system may ONLY work at a maximum of 12 or 48
volts. (e.g. if you put multiple in series, to get a total pack voltage
of 120-144 volts (or more), the mosfets, etc used in the BMS to
disconnect the individual batteries in a low-power or over-charge
scenario may fail (spectacularly).
I see on Aliexpress that they have 12v and
48v 100ah packs with built in BMS that look be the best prices I've seen.
For example, the BattleBorn 12 volt battery specifically say that you
can ONLY put them in series up to 48 volts (I expect they are using 60
volt rated mosfets).
This depends entirely upon the BMS/battery construction (some of them
just have a balancing BMS which is isolated, and does not even try to
disconnect the battery from the rest of the system in an over or under
voltage type of situation...these guys are actually safer to put in
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