DIY 18650 Powerwall with onboard BMS

DIY 18650 Powerwall with onboard BMS

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shared a new project. It’ s about a 18650 cells power brick with onboard battery management system. He writes:

While I cannot afford a Tesla PowerWall, I’ve spent some time drawing up a PCB to house 7x 18650 cells in series. Each board has onboard Battery Management:

  • Overvoltage Protection (per cell)
  • Undervoltage Protection (per cell)
  • Balance Charging
  • Overcurrent Protection
  • Main pack Fuse

Each PCB has pads that allow you to stack them on top of each other with some 25mm Brass spacers, to increase the pack capacity by joining several 7S strings in series (for example stacking 10x PCBs gives you a 7S10P Battery. If you used 2500mAh cells, that would be a 21-29v 25Ah pack!

Costs are looking good, in the region of under $15 per board, keeping in mind it includes the BMS circuitry, that’s pretty cheap!

If you want to order some boards, checkout: https://www.pcbway.com/project/shareproject/18650_PowerWall_with_Onboard_BMS.html

Eagle Files: https://github.com/openhardwarecoza/DiyBMSv418650pack

Mike is the founder and editor of Electronics-Lab.com, an electronics engineering community/news and project sharing platform. He studied Electronics and Physics and enjoys everything that has moving electrons and fun. His interests lying on solar cells, microcontrollers and switchmode power supplies. Feel free to reach him for feedback, random tips or just to say hello :-)

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