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Removing the Nissan LEAF cells

March 18, 2015

Whew, what a day! After doing what I needed to for the day for work, I set to taking the cover off the Nissan LEAF battery pack to start to strip out the cell modules. The cover came off pretty easy, just a whole pile of 10mm bolts around the perimeter, 4 13mm bolts on […]

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Deconstructing a Ford Escape Hybrid Battery Pack for the motorcycle

October 13, 2014

A while back, I ended up at a salvage yard a few hours drive from my house. While I was there to get a transmission, I also ended up walking away with a Ford Escape Hybrid battery pack. The battery came out of a truck that had been rear-ended, and there was a bit of […]

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i-MIEV: Stripping Lithium Cells & Gettin’ Soapy

April 29, 2013

This weekend was finally the first nice weekend of spring. Sure, last week it was snowing, this weekend was 65 degrees and sunny, and now we’ll have rain for the next ten days. Well, that’s spring in Wisconsin for you… So, it was time for a little spring cleaning, mostly to make some room so […]

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