deemsh
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Main battery pack weight?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:49 pm

I have looked through the posts in this section but I haven't been able to find a weight for the Main Battery Pack assembly.
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Don
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Re: Main battery pack weight?

Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:16 am

Welcome to the forum!

A quick Google search shows the weight as 363 pounds

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deemsh
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Re: Main battery pack weight?

Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:14 pm

Finally got around to replacing battery. I put the battery on certified scales, weight was 520 lbs. The 363 my have been the weight for just the cells.
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Re: Main battery pack weight?

Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:53 am

deemsh wrote:Finally got around to replacing battery. I put the battery on certified scales, weight was 520 lbs. The 363 my have been the weight for just the cells.


I'm quite skeptical of this. The cells weigh 1.73Kg each (I just weighed one of the ones I'll be fitting soon on a digital scale) so that's 152Kg of cell weight for 88 cells.

If the whole assembly really weighed 235Kg that means the chassis and bus bars weigh 83Kg, or nearly half as much as the cells.

Given the chassis is only 1.4m long by 0.7m wide mild steel panel, I can't see how the empty battery chassis would weigh anything near 83Kg. I'd guess it doesn't weigh any more than about 30Kg.
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