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Repurposing a Leaf battery pack

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:58 pm
by warrenc
I came across this the other day and thought it was pretty entertaining and informative. I have to admire guys like this. I have a fair amount of mechanical knowledge, but I wouldn't be brave enough to attempt something like this if I had the room, time or tools at my disposal!
The first video is disassembling the pack, and the second is adapting it to his Cushman 3 wheeler. They are long videos, so grab a beverage before you sit down to watch them.
https://youtu.be/0dBjPwJ_Qaw

https://youtu.be/HonNm-THM3Q

Re: Repurposing a Leaf battery pack

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:09 pm
by warrenc
Apparently old news or no one finds it as intriguing as I do.

Re: Repurposing a Leaf battery pack

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:25 pm
by aarond12
Needs some wheelie bars on that old Cushman!

If that guy was any more Canadian, he would be tapping the maple trees out back. :mrgreen:

Re: Repurposing a Leaf battery pack

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:04 pm
by Reddy
warrenc wrote:Apparently old new or no one finds it as intriguing as I do.
I'm sure it's great, however I'm smart enough to know that I'm NOT smart enough or have the skills to contemplate such a project.

Re: Repurposing a Leaf battery pack

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:02 pm
by warrenc
I doubt that smart is the problem, it's knowledge and skill; both of which I am lacking in compared to this guy. I do love watching guys that make it look easy like he does, though.

Re: Repurposing a Leaf battery pack

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:42 pm
by IssacZachary
Such videos make me want to go get a wrecked Leaf, harvest the battery cells, and make a range extending battery trailer. :P ;)

Re: Repurposing a Leaf battery pack

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:41 am
by Durandal
I want to buy a salvaged Leaf to get the batteries for home battery storage, personally. Maybe when I get my new job, I'll have the extra cash for that plus my Model 3.