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Discussion Starter · #183 ·
so let's quickly finish visiting all the options on this SimpBMS menu

pressing C will give take us to the Current Sensor Calibration submenu

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and lastly we have d for Debug Settings, the rest are self explanatory

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now this is a reminder that this thread is about the BMW 530e battery pack and not SimpBMS, so let's make a quick distinction. SimpBMS is a combination of hardware and software invented by Tom De Bree, he no longer sells it himself but has partnered up with some resellers Bmw hybrid battery pack and simpbms

this is what the SimpBMS hardware looks like ( pic borrowed from lithium-power.com.au ) does anything look familiar?

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Discussion Starter · #190 ·
so picked up a 2 foot by 4 foot piece of ply wood at Home Depot to use as a reference to show you how much space the six cell modules from the BMW 530e battery pack actually take up

each of the six cell modules measures 7" wide by 15" long


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Some Canadian MBA weasel figured out how to add 3% of cost to their profits on 3/8 plywood. Good old shrinkflation.
That's an exterior sheathing panel specifically for soffits, 11/32 APA panel performance category, following the standards of APA – The Engineered Wood Association... which is headquartered in Tacoma, WA. If you want something called 3/8" plywood, buy that. Nominal sizes and actual dimensions have only tenuous connections in any wood product, and that has been true longer than any of us have been alive.
 

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so I went out and bought some new battery cables, I bought two of the main negative lead cables, as they are the longest in the pack

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I decided to pop one open to see how it was built, since I could feel that there were really two wires side by side in that orange mesh housing

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I wish I could ask the German engineers if there is another reason for the side by sideness other than the flatness

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having acquired the new expensive battery cables, I thought the sensible thing to do was to cut one up [ immediately ]

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