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Old 07-09-2011, 07:25 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jackbauer View Post
harlequin2 , could you clarify why Adam's charger is illegal? You mean its non isolated?
That is the big issue. Non-isolated appliances are NOT permitted at all. You can argue that the voltage outputs are lethal anyway, but "roolz is roolz" and you can't win against bureaucracy. Nothing to stop you making and using one yourself (except that it is illegal), but if anyone was to be electrocuted, you would be liable for prosecution. Not worth the risk.

Wireless comms would/might be good but expensive. This is using optical comms! The fact that the connections are long-ish is beside the point - I hope. As I said, I've tried it with one cell module in my car and it works OK. Hope to have enough pcbs to fit every cell shortly.
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