Thursday, November 19, 2009
Time to Make the Cables
Measure, cut, strip, crimp; repeat. Though I can't make the cables that will be the inter-connects between different battery boxes yet, I can make several others. It's a slow process. Actually, you can do it quickly, but I read what seemed like good advice on the subject. It said something like "treat every crimp like it's the most important thing you'll do today." One of the most common points of failure in EVs is bad crimps on the cables, or crimps that seem good at first but with the repeated thermal expansion and contraction, eventually go bad. I sure hope to avoid that. Anyway, so far, so good.