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My research suggests that bolt torque for an M8 bolt in aluminum is 16
ft-pounds, but I've been unable to locate any reference for the copper terminals
in a CALB cell.

I've collected a number of NordLock washers as well. That won't change the
torque specs, will it?

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Recommended torque value is 3-4 ft/lbs on the Thundersky cells - don't know
about CALB. And no, the lock washer don't change that. I think the
Thundersky had alum. terminals, so that's why the torque value was low. What
does the CALB cell have? Copper wouldn't be much higher, I wouldn't think.

Joseph H. Strubhar

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> My research suggests that bolt torque for an M8 bolt in aluminum is 16
> ft-pounds, but I've been unable to locate any reference for the copper
> terminals
> in a CALB cell.
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> I've collected a number of NordLock washers as well. That won't change the
> torque specs, will it?
>
> fred
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I have CALB cells with M8 bolts and torque to 10 to 12 lb-ft in both the
aluminum and copper terminals. I've undone/redone connections a few times
installing/removing bms stuff, and had no problems. No loosening
connections or warm terminals - running about 16 months. Using standard
stainless steel lock washer and flat washer.

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