Ive tried to search but cannot find a answer. What is the short circuit rating of a chevy volt gen 1 battery? I thought two times 225 amp 250v or 500v dc fuses (positive and negative) would be good but now im thinking maybe I am incorrect. In New Zealand we are required to fuse as per the below. If anyone knows what fuse would match these specs I would be grateful. My installation is 3x12s Chevy volt modules in Parallel for a total of 96 cells. My inverter is relatively low powered at a max rating of 120amps input. But the rules are quite specific in the reference to "maximum battery short circuit current. The cable I am using is 184amps continuous rated.
"Overload protection 2.2(5) The electrical systems within an electrically-powered low volume vehicle must have over-current protection devices that: (a) are an appropriate selection for the design of the electrical system; and (b) are mounted as closely as possible to both poles of the power source, but not within a compartment containing venting batteries; and (c) are designed to protect the wiring and electrical components of the electrical drive from over-heating following an over-current situation; and (d) have between 20% and 40% overload capacity, in order to protect the electrical wiring and components of the electrical drive from damage; and (e) are DC-rated for the maximum battery voltage and capable of interrupting the maximum short circuit battery current; and (f) protect all connections to the high-voltage traction battery and motor wiring, which must include ammeter shunt wiring, volt meter wiring, battery management systems, chargers, and heaters; and (g) in the event of deployment, are not likely to cause themselves, or any surrounding components to ignite."