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?
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...
SAFT SBM112 Nicads http://www.saftbatteries.com/doc/Documents/stationary/Cube780/io_bb_en_0407.a519ab61-d117-43ed-840f-aace9b7c26dc.pdf
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...
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.