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Old 12-24-2009, 01:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Anyway, I drug them inside (one was ~70lbs) and started opening! Here are the pics. If anyone has any requests, let me know.
The small box had a lot of little goodies in it. The copper bars to connect the batteries together, the battery balancer harnesses, some mounting hardware and a wrench for assembly.

In the mean time I'm feeling quite tempted to crack open that 3000W DC to DC converter to see whats inside...
It will NOT be very wise of you to open the DC/DC converter to browse inside and make it public!!!
They didn't supply you with the small fire extinguisher in the small box?
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The fire extinguisher was in the large box.
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After a little back and forth with FedEx, the driver had to return today and I got half of the batteries. Even though lithium is considered light, its still a bit on the heavy side, another 70 lb package.





A little pry bar action and we find these beauties inside.




Lifting is made easy by some cords on the batteries. On two of the battery groups, the zip tie broke. Easy enough fix though.
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Of the 2 packages left to come, one isn't going to be here until the 30th.
Well, I'm glad the FedEx site lied to me. I just got the last package, all batteries are now here and accounted for!

I also fixed the zip ties holding the cells together.

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So that photo shows 4 kWh of lithium? 140 lbs total?
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That photo shows 4kWh of lithium. The package weight was around 70 lbs each. I just weighed them though. Total pack weight is 108 lbs lol (thats really light for people who don't know).
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That is indeed light. My FEH NiMH pack is 2kwh and weighs 50kg
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I just got the last package, all batteries are now here and accounted for!

I also fixed the zip ties holding the cells together.

A note of CAUTION, you should charge and balance these batteries properly before use.
I will recommend you to discharge these to a safe limit through a proper dump load and recharge them again at least a couple of times before using these in the car.
Do the proper research in the extended information to be found in Prius Chat.
Also, you should band these battery packs with metal or plastic strapping, to keep these 4 very thought, being that the metallic ends with the SS straps are not supplied with this kit.
The metal end plates are being used as a safety precaution to help compress and avoid bulging of the batt. plastic cases wile charging.

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