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Hi there

Sorry if this is not the right place for this post.

I am trying to find some connectors for these ePLB-C020B Cells they are made by EIG which I do not think are still in business.

I want to source some good quality terminal connectors to connect in series/relays of 7. so 7 pins. Im not actually sure of the technical name of what I am looking for... here is mine without connectors... and at the bottom I have found an image on this forum of what it is I am trying to find. Its the metal connectors with 7 pins. Can anyone help me find what I am looking for? They might have to be made but likewise it would be good if someone could help me with the best place to do so. I live in the UK so ideally in the UK but not essential.

Here is what I am trying to connect in 7's
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Here is an image taken from the forum, what are they called? what metal is best? where can I find them or do I have to have them made ?

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Thanks very much, Chaz
 

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They might have to be made but likewise it would be good if someone could help me with the best place to do so. I live in the UK so ideally in the UK but not essential.
Send Cut Send is perhaps the best-known company which laser-cuts parts like this from copper or aluminum from a CAD file submitted to them and sends the product to the customer... but they only serve customers in the United States. All I can suggest is looking for a UK equivalent to them. From a very quick search it looks like LaserMaster might be a possibility.

Here is an image taken from the forum, what are they called?
"Bus plate" would be a reasonable term, but you might have trouble finding one universally understood term... and Bus Plate appears to be a trade name belonging to PCP Aluminum and they seem to call them "connecting plates".
 

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Copper Sheet 1/16 Thick 52”X13” for 105+50 shipping on ebay might be worth a look.
later floyd
 

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Thanks for this. Copper is what I would like to use, I'm not running a business on it so a one time purchase, although pricey, is one of those things I could get over eventually. What would you use to cut it though ?
 

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Copper is what I would like to use, I'm not running a business on it so a one time purchase, although pricey, is one of those things I could get over eventually. What would you use to cut it though ?
The commercial services use a laser - not many of us have one of those! It's also possible to use a plasma cutter or a CNC mill, but those are not typical DIY tools, either. For the shape shown, a bandsaw seems like the most practical home-workshop option to me (although I don't have a bandsaw, either - I do have a scroll saw which would likely work with the right blade), with drilled holes. Unless there is some detail of the cells which is not apparent, you can make the plates much simpler in shape by placing the cells in alternate directions, so the plates are just rectangles connecting the positive terminals of one group of 7 cells to the negative terminals of the next group of 7 cells right beside them.

I assume that the separated "fingers" of the plates shown are used to allow some movement between the terminals of adjacent cells, to accommodate thermal expansion and contraction of the cells and thickness growth over the life of the cell; the same thing could be done with rectangular plates.

By the way, you're talking about 7 cells in parallel, then some number of 7-cell groups in series. If, for instance, you are connecting 21 cells this way (it has to be a multiple of 7), then you would have "3S7P", meaning 3 groups in series with 7 cells in parallel in each group.

I also noticed that all of the online references that I found for ePLB-C020B cells are bare pouch cells, not mounted in plastic frames and equipped with threaded terminals as you appear to have.
 

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This system is very robust. I have 9 complet EIG battery packs (configuration 24sp2). They consist of 432 of the same cells you use. In total 31.5kw af 3.7 volt each cell. I prefer sell all at once, minimum 3 packs
 
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