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kWeld - "Next level" DIY battery spot welder
« on: June 14, 2017, 07:16:01 AM »
I have received parts for a small project that I haven't found realized in the way that I am attempting it. For today, just a picture. That AWG8 cable assembly took me two hours to finish :o

Any creative idea of what this is going to become in the end? ;)

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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017, 07:38:57 AM »
A waste of time.
 
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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 07:41:52 AM »
2nd Guess: Remote voltage sensing also incorporating a fused power connection.
 

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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2017, 07:49:37 AM »
Depends... what is that black brick?

if it's a FET... coilgun! :D
 

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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2017, 08:54:36 AM »
Some sort of payback device for a Neighbors From Hell electrical switchboard ?  >:D

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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2017, 09:04:25 AM »
You using a PMSM servo motor, at 2,000 Watts (we are!), to stack an extra third road traffic cone, on top of two nicely stacked on top of each other ?
 
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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 09:23:34 AM »
welder?
Just me and my scope.
 

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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2017, 09:29:19 AM »
A very-rugged armband for your smartphone ?
 

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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2017, 09:35:04 AM »
48V, 40 Amp, Connector to a/the Motor (controller elsewhere), 2,000 Watt. With directional control, the black, four terminal block being some kind of powerful diode block/pack.
 

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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2017, 09:52:39 AM »
Spot welder.
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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2017, 09:52:52 AM »
To me it looks like a hookup for  a power meter, but that is not a creative idea on my part : (
 

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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2017, 09:53:19 AM »
Remote switch off.
Two pin power connector tester, because that looks like it would be the first part to blow!

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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2017, 10:47:09 AM »
A solar battery charger/inverter switch.
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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2017, 10:58:12 AM »
2 hours?
You're fired!   :-DD
 
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2017, 12:26:56 PM »
2 hours?
You're fired!   :-DD

Time flies when you want to make sure it's done right  :-+

The picket lines will be in place tomorrow morning :rant: :box: :blah: :bullshit: :clap: unless he gets his job back   

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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2017, 12:39:10 PM »
2 hours?
You're fired!   :-DD

Time flies when you want to make sure it's done right  :-+

The picket lines will be in place tomorrow morning :rant: :box: :blah: :bullshit: :clap: unless he gets his job back   

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must be union... :palm:
 

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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2017, 03:20:22 PM »
I think I would be using anderson power poles instead of RC car connectors.

And 2 hours??? How?
 

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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2017, 03:22:45 PM »
Some sort of payback device for a Neighbors From Hell electrical switchboard ?  >:D

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That must be really a switchboard right from hell if it uses Deans T connectors  >:D
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« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2017, 03:24:09 PM »
You using a PMSM servo motor, at 2,000 Watts (we are!), to stack an extra third road traffic cone, on top of two nicely stacked on top of each other ?
:-DD you're well informed, but not even close ;)
edit: except for one part: resistance is supposed to be futile in this case as well 8)
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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2017, 03:26:13 PM »
I think I would be using anderson power poles instead of RC car connectors.

And 2 hours??? How?
The connector scares worries me a bit too, but the counterpart is already there...
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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2017, 03:33:24 PM »
2 hours?
You're fired!   :-DD
I should have quit that job because of poor working conditions! The crimp tool didn't take the AWG8 without adding a hammer, the soldering iron didn't like that cross section either, and where's my electronics side cutter???

*cough* almost forgot that my boss is again me in this case ::) At least I am happy that I have found a proper space for my hobby now :)
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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2017, 03:54:41 PM »
Run isolator for charging your electric scooter conversion.
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« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2017, 04:51:17 PM »
spoiler alert: the correct anwer was already given :clap:
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Re: Guesses on what I am attempting here?
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2017, 07:19:57 PM »
 At least share what silicon it is...

I stand by coilgun.

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