Took a Break While Charging the modules and replaced the on board charger with a 5KW charger click on the button to the left and you can see what I did to do that....

I glued in some runners for air flow under the pack ... I originally put the center runner in but I decided to cut it in half and place it so I could put some modules one way and some others the opposite for easier wiring of the system ... there will be 2 sets of 21 of the 16 volt modules that came out of a Ford Focus installation ...

This is my own Personal truck Ranger EV I am updating the pack to the Newest cells I can find the LiMn2O4

I believe called Lithium Magnesium Oxide ... fancy name for new battery ...  there is a new plant in the United States making these in Holland Michigan ...

Ranger EV LiMn2O4 new type of cells

Setting up the computer and wiring up the cells ...


Obviously a lot of rewiring to clean up the wiring mess


But I can do all that while I discharge and charge the


pack to make sure all the settings are correct before closing this thing up .......

I am using my cell pro powerlab units to charge all the cells up to 4.15v to start with and I have ordered the connectors to plug the modules into the orion bms system ......  these modules are using the micro 8 pin and 10 pin connectors to read the voltages so I will receive them middle of the week along with the orion system ..........................  will continue once I get these and can crimp the connectors onto the system plug ins ...

Took a Break While Charging the modules and replaced the on board charger with a 5KW charger click on the button to the left and you can see what I did to do that....

Charging up and strapping together the modules in packs that I can handle for setting into the pack ...

To see the tests on these new cells click on the button to the left ......

This is one of the 180 cell unit Orions ... it is a monster of a case ...  have decided where to install it ... I am only using 90 of the inputs on it so it is way overkill ...  could

have bought one of the smaller ones and it would work just as well .......................... but here it is I am putting it together .....

above is the under hood wiring schematic I am using currently ..............

I have decided to install one of the Orion BMS systems into the truck ....  there is 90 cells at full they are approx.  4.15v to 4.20V ...  so the full pack should be right around 374V ...  that is my target anyway ...  368 to 374V

once I get it set up I will set the voltage to never exceed  4.2V and 374V pack voltage for protection of the cells ............

This is My Personal Grey Truck, Don up in Portland (West Hills Body and Paint) Repaired and repainted my truck to back to new looks and no dents ..... now its time to upgrade the batteries to some new ones ...

Below is the in pack wiring I am doing with the Orion and the BCM to protect the cells and be able to still do the equalization ...

Add a quick disconnect to the vehicle so that whenever the vehicle is parked for a while to shut down any draw so the battery does not go dead ..... very handy for working on the vehicle or wiring or pack .. always disconnect the aux.battery before working on the vehicle if you value your bcm or contactor box ... easy to damage the electronics if you don't do this ....

OMG what a wiring nightmare ...  BCM unit and spoof and underneath this mess is the Orion system .....

Here is the first look at the cells once the orion was hooked up ..... this is the starting point so I will discharge the pack tomorrow and then charge it up and see how the settings do .........................

above is setting up the pack ... putting the modules in place ...  crimping the new connectors to hook up the orion to the cells .......................... the high voltage and the orion system high voltage connections are now all done .. next I will hook up the orion in the pack to the bcm ....

The main fan was way bigger then needed to be so cut down the casing to allow much more room for the modules in the pack ....