Today she again became very unhappy with me an the battery
cat box ok in house but no batteries in the garage
. No really, I do agree it needs to be vented, just wasnt sure how to go about it. and was struggling with a xantrex 3.0 that wants to get in a mood too. It goes offline and online in a constant loop without error message. Made some headway on it today though and managed to get the 48v inverter toroid to 156°. All was working sweet ...except the venting i didnt work on.
I looked online to see if there is something already made to vent a forklift battery maybe didnt look in the right spot but nothing jumped out, Ive decided to extend the 4 sides up a couple inches to clear the terminals and attach a hinge lid with vent hose for easy access to fill caps. Then as someone suggested, a small fan that turns on at a preset bat voltage.
The SG of the battery is now at about 1235 so its getting close. It has taken a bit with clouds and a wounded grid tie inverter.
SN I am jealous, I have 8 (40ah) LFPs and they are fabulous. I cant imagine a huge bank of them.
I cant cmplain tho, this FLA was completely donated to me so i must give it a fair try.
Steve, I have a CO monitor, its never been plugged in (no furnace or gas in house) so i will put it over by the battery. One thing i do know, you dont wanna find out you have hydrogen after ignition. Reminds me of a funny story back in high school, my buddy didnt have a sc fair project so i suggested he do electrolysis, told him i would provide the power supply
I hooked up 4 diodes and (hopefully a fuse i cant remember) to a 120v plug. He submersed a couple steel plates in an acquarium with inverted funnel over each. Rubberband and sandwich baggie to collect hydrogen and oxygen. At this point he was on his own, I was on the other side of the gym during the event when he decides to prove to the audience hydrogen will burn, mercy it was deafening. No one was hurt thankfully but i had no idea it was that explosive.
Thank you fellas for the comments and ideas!