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Old 10-08-2019, 02:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Jim made some good points over on the Insight Central thread.

Since those cells aren't LiFePO4 (the most stable lithium chemistry) you would absolutely need some sort of BMS (battery management system) to strictly control the batteries to avoid the risk of explosion.

LiFePO4 lithium cells are much more stable and explosion-resistant, and those who have converted their Insights to LiFePO4 aren't using a BMS.

A BMS is pretty expensive and would eat into the cost of the upgrade as well.

Their LiFePO4 cells aren't really that cheap compared to other sites.
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