DIY Lithium Battery

Today, after a two month long wait, I received my Lithium battery cells form China. I’ve done period purchases through Alibaba and AliEpress now for the last 2 years, mostly below $20.00 each and haven’t had any issues so far. That gave me the confidence to try a $750.00 buy on Alibaba for eight 3.2V… Continue reading DIY Lithium Battery

How To Buy Batteries From China

Much of the following information was derived from DIY Solar Forum. How to order Chinese Batteries Be aware of the following issues that may arise when dealing with your Chinese contacts. NO NOT everyone speaks English. Many times if they do not understand, what you are asking, they run it through Google Translate and it… Continue reading How To Buy Batteries From China

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My Chinese Lithium Battery Cells. Yeah!

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Today, after a two month long wait, I received my Lithium battery cells form China. I’ve done period purchases through Alibaba and AliExpress now for the last 2 years, mostly below $20.00 each and haven’t had any issues so far. That gave me the confidence to try a $750.00 buy on Alibaba for eight 3.2V… Continue reading My Chinese Lithium Battery Cells. Yeah!

Building A DIY Lithium Battery

With the Van Build coming to an end, several important projects need some attention. Today I’ll start working on the battery bank of my solar system. Originally, and that was at the beginning of the van build, I installed two 6V Golf cart batteries. This netted me only ~100Ah at 12V nominal. Sufficient for only… Continue reading Building A DIY Lithium Battery

Window Sill & Cover

Still have a small piece of window, next to the storage closet that needs to be finished. I’ll install a window frame/sill made from Hard Maple and add a plywood cover around it. Later I will use an automotive tweed to finish it. The corners of the frame are made differently than those of the… Continue reading Window Sill & Cover