Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Testing 18650 lithiums with Schulze charger

Bought a Schulze charger, it's pretty nice, to test how parallel 18650's behave. It seems you can charge and discharge single cells in parallel. I tried purposely mismatching them, and over time it kind of self balances over a few charge/discharge cycles. Been using magnets since I don't have battery holders, it works very well. The magnets are neodymium types, and they conduct.

MES DEA controller and motor

Look what I got! Neat. The motor is very compact, and the vacuum pump and water pumps seem very well made. Can't wait to start the physical installation.