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Bushbus and my gumtree stuff around. Bushbus needs cells

Posted: Sat, 17 Aug 2019, 13:30
by Dan007a
I just bought 34 lifepo cells on gumtree .But seller promised bushbus the same sale.
In turns out Bushbus is in desperate need for new cells for his house power south of Perth.
Can anyone help in locating some good cells (he has cash waiting).
Dan

Re: Bushbus and my gumtree stuff around. Bushbus needs cells

Posted: Sat, 17 Aug 2019, 19:40
by Bushbus
Cheers mate. Proper stuff up ay. Hohum. Can't trust some it seems!

Anyway, as Dan kindly mentioned above, I'm desperately looking for lithium cells for an off grid system, I've got very limited sun hours so need to be able to stuff a heap of juice in to my batteries quickly. My poor old wet cells are now absolutely stuffed so am open to ideas!

I've got a heap of 18650 cells but don't have the time to cycle and put them together in to packs so I'm looking for large packs if possible.

Cheers in advance, nice one!

Re: Bushbus and my gumtree stuff around. Bushbus needs cells

Posted: Sat, 17 Aug 2019, 20:37
by Bushbus
I've messaged a few folks on here but they seem stuck in my outbox and not sent, I'll try again so my apologies if you receive multiple messages!

Re: Bushbus and my gumtree stuff around. Bushbus needs cells

Posted: Sat, 17 Aug 2019, 21:35
by coulomb
Bushbus wrote:
Sat, 17 Aug 2019, 20:37
they seem stuck in my outbox and not sent
It's a quirk of this forum software. Messages stay in your out box until the recipient reads them. That way you can tell if someone has read the message or not. It just looks like it's not sent.

Re: Bushbus and my gumtree stuff around. Bushbus needs cells

Posted: Sat, 17 Aug 2019, 21:43
by Bushbus
Ah, coolo mate, nice one, cheers for letting me know. I won't bombard folks with messages now haha!!

Re: Bushbus and my gumtree stuff around. Bushbus needs cells

Posted: Sun, 18 Aug 2019, 09:36
by antiscab
What system voltage are you running?
What gear is installed currently?

How much capacity are you looking for?

Re: Bushbus and my gumtree stuff around. Bushbus needs cells

Posted: Sun, 18 Aug 2019, 09:53
by Bushbus
Antiscab, I'm running a 24v bank of 1080ah wet cells that are over 10 years old.
I need to get away from lead as I'm limited to a few sun hours a day, even with the tower I built to get my panels higher up and over the tree line.
Capacity isn't set in stone but I guess 5-8kwh absolute minimum, obviously a lot more would be more comfortable!!
Cheers for your interest, nice one!

Re: Bushbus and my gumtree stuff around. Bushbus needs cells

Posted: Sun, 18 Aug 2019, 11:18
by francisco.shi
I have some LG E63 cells that I can sell if you wouldn't mind using pouch cells.

Re: Bushbus and my gumtree stuff around. Bushbus needs cells

Posted: Sun, 18 Aug 2019, 11:25
by Bushbus
I'd rather not but it's an option, could you send me some details mate?

Re: Bushbus and my gumtree stuff around. Bushbus needs cells

Posted: Sun, 18 Aug 2019, 11:35
by Leonford
Bushbus I have some 24v 5.3kw tesla modules that may be suitable?

Re: Bushbus and my gumtree stuff around. Bushbus needs cells

Posted: Sun, 18 Aug 2019, 11:40
by Bushbus
We've spoken before leonford, out of my budget sadly matey!

Re: Bushbus and my gumtree stuff around. Bushbus needs cells

Posted: Sun, 18 Aug 2019, 14:04
by francisco.shi
Here are the details of the cells:
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=5909#p71878

The pouches are A$64 each.
If you read the thread there are some pictures of how to connect them together.

Re: Bushbus and my gumtree stuff around. Bushbus needs cells

Posted: Sun, 18 Aug 2019, 16:14
by Bushbus
Cheers mate. I'll pass on the details to a friend who may be interested.

I've thought about it and I think it's as much work as getting my 18650 pack together and I just don't have the time or brain capacity at the moment.
I'll keep hoping for some decent lifepo4 like the bus cells or the ones Dan007a got in the end.

Re: Bushbus and my gumtree stuff around. Bushbus needs cells

Posted: Sun, 18 Aug 2019, 18:58
by Bushbus
Antiscab, did you have an idea of something available?

Re: Bushbus and my gumtree stuff around. Bushbus needs cells

Posted: Mon, 19 Aug 2019, 10:11
by T1 Terry
So, you are looking for a min of 200Ah @ 24v nom. of LiFe cells? 3.2 x 8 x 200 = 5120Wh. How many $$ do you have to spend? Freight might be the killer here, but I expect I could get a set up using good second cells up and running at a reasonable cost.

T1 Terry

Re: Bushbus and my gumtree stuff around. Bushbus needs cells

Posted: Mon, 19 Aug 2019, 10:41
by jonescg
I keep reading 'Busbars' when I look at this thread :D

Re: Bushbus and my gumtree stuff around. Bushbus needs cells

Posted: Mon, 19 Aug 2019, 11:52
by francisco.shi
Bushbus wrote:
Sun, 18 Aug 2019, 16:14
I've thought about it and I think it's as much work as getting my 18650 pack together and I just don't have the time or brain capacity at the moment.
I'll keep hoping for some decent lifepo4 like the bus cells or the ones Dan007a got in the end.
I think it is much easier than using 18650s.
If you want 200Ah you only need 3 cells in parallel. If you use the clamps I got you just need two bolts per join.
As long as you don't need cooling then packing the pouches should be easy.