Mitsubishi has a procedure for the MiEV pack which involves placing it in a wooden crate lined with a heavy plastic film, then filling this "tub" with water in which salt has been added. The saltwater is conductive and will short everything out and deplete the pack to an inert state.
Basically you could put it on a sheet of plastic film on top of a pallet, then carefully build some side walls without puncturing the film, to make a tub. Then i would mix up a batch of salty water in a 5-gallon bucket and pour it in to mix with the rest of the water needed to submerge everything.
i don't know if this will help with disposal, but it should remove any concerns over transporting a hot pack that has voltage.
Savannah, Georgia. Just about as far from you as possible.Where are you?
I would take them off you for free!
They may be usable as home storage but even if not they represent a couple of hundred dollars worth of materials
I would just keep them (plenty of space) - at some stage they will be worth a bit for materials
EV batteries are just too much expensive materials in one place to be thrown away
I found the MiEV pdf. It is here if anyone is interested.edit: no salt in the water, just tap water. Salt causes the reaction to be too aggressive and release excessive hydrogen gas. Water makes it react, salt water reacts too fast.
Some are already 0.00v so they are ready to be recycled. They went to 0.00v while in the pack on their own. Some are 8v and puffed up like a pillow about to burst. Those are getting discharged to 0v for recycling.Why are you discharging these modules?
What is wrong with them?
I suspect that a Leaf module with only half capacity is still worth something - have you tested all of these modules?
I suspect that there is somebody with a caravan close to you who would love to take them off your hands
If tap water isn't conductive, can I toss a hairdryer into your bathwater with you in the water?Reading thru these posts and I didn't think fresh water would work because H2O is not a conductor. Ocean water is however. What about pounding a steel rod into the ground and just wiring the positive terminal to the grounded rod?
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