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  1. Chevy Volt battery management?

    All EV Conversions and Builds
    Has anyone out there got a way of using the connectors already on the chevy volt battery modules to hook up to a management system or balancing system? Is there an off the shelf plug which will fit the connectors on top of each pack?
  2. Battery Balancing / BMS Holy War

    Batteries and Charging
    Since there's no winning this debate, I figure we can at least keep score. Let us know how you manage your pack, as well as your reasons for doing so. Let's try to stick to non-repetitive arguments (at least for the first few pages) so those trying to learn something aren't eternally lost to...
  3. Do I have to balance these Nicads?

    Batteries and Charging
    SAFT SBM112 Nicads Would it be a problem to charge these in series? Do I have to balance these Nicads before I start charging them? Can I find a scheme for a device which...
  4. balancing went out of control

    Batteries and Charging
    Yesterday I took all my 45 CALB cells out of the car to balance them. I drove them for ~30km/19miles so they were not fully charged, estimated at 60%. Wired all parallel and let them rest a while Connected a small power suply unit at 3,5V and let some current flow (~3A) for a while. Got of...