Starting the real work

CAUTION

Remember all the safety that was achieved by removing the safety plug? That starts to go out the window. All of the batteries are in series, so it’s extremely possible to complete the circuit by grabbing two contacts at the same time. On the plus side, it’ll probably be fewer of the modules so it’ll be less deadly, but still not a good time. The practice of only using one hand – touching only one “thing” at a time – is a good practice here. Until the batteries are disconnected from each other, this is dangerous.

This step is pretty straightforward, so it goes quick. Get a socket, take all the nuts off, call it a day.

Battery naked

Battery under its protective sheathing

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Peeling off the plastic cover that protects the bus bar

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Everything being shown off

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Close up of the plastic housing for the wiring, the bus bar, and the battery terminals

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The black cover shows hides how the safety plug works – it breaks the circuit instead of having the bus bar be continuous. I’m not sure why it’s close to the middle of the pack though…

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Take off all the nuts that hold the plate against the battery terminals

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About as naked as it gets!

 

 

 

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