Odds and ends before installing the boxes

There are a number of little things I need to do before installing the battery boxes. I am going to be installing a BMS board on each battery box and need a way to wire it to each of the cells. I decided on using simple DB25 connectors. They are inexpensive, but robust. They have good mechanical properties with their mounting screws and have decent current capacity (the contacts are rated to 3 amps). A little work with the Dremel tool and …



I also needed a way to secure the cells from bouncing once they are in the battery box. I decided to use poly strapping through some slots in the box.  I will run the strapping all the way around the bottom of the box.  I cut slots then ran thin strips of sand paper through them to remove any sharp edges.


The slots are a little hard to see, but they are there.



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