DIY Home Power – Nickel Iron Batteries for Solar

DIY Home Power - Nickel Iron Batteries for Solar

Just an update of my new Nickel Iron battery bank.

19 Comments on “DIY Home Power – Nickel Iron Batteries for Solar”

  1. these batteys are super expensive youre better off paying youre electric bill. i bet that systen cost $15,000 maybe more. then get a generator for power outages.

  2. That battery bank is only 200ah. When you hook up in series, the voltage increases but the capacity remains the same. When you hook up in parallel, the voltage remains the same but the capacity increases. Example: 19 cells at 1.2 vdc 200ah connected in series would be a 22.8 vdc 200ah battery, whereas 19 cells at 1.2 vdc 200ah connected in parallel would be a 1.2 vdc 3,800ah battery. Great video nonetheless!

  3. Take the one battery you have left and hook it on the battery bank in parallel . That way you will not lose your storage

  4. Got to say I love the video. Actually gets me excited at the idea of finally implementing a PV system for my home. In addition it makes me want to research the possibility of finding smaller use versions for every day household electronics

  5. When you ordered your NiFe cells did you order directly from China or through a local retailer?
    If you ordered directly from China how much import Tariff did you end up paying for your 200Ah bank>

    Trying to decide if I want to order directly from China or not. I obtained pricing for a 1.2V 500Ah cell from HengMing for around $200 a piece. So a set of 20 pieces will cost ~ $4,000 plus $95 shipping. They will ship dry, so no concerns about Hazmat. I am just not sure how much the US import duty/tariff will be.

    Thanks again for your videos. They have been very informational and an inspiration.

    If you feel more comfortable we can take this conversation to an email thread.

    Thanks Jim

  6. BE CAREFUL a float charge can keep the water liquid (flooded acid ) type batteries warm enough that all the water evaporates and you lose the whole pack at one time; it seems unlikely but is very likely in fact unless current is completely disconnected to zero (a flloat charge is too much for extended periods of time).

  7. heavy gauge wire with many many strands conduct best because in DC modes, the electrons travel mostly near or on the surface of the wire, hence for DC, more surface is more conductive; Yeah theory says at the center of a wire the DC current is near zero . Thats why DC higher amp systems use the many many strands in one thick bundle to decrease losses and over heating problem.

  8. rhandsom, this isn't just a great video. Instead, you are showcasing the life work of countless prominent & obscure passionate contributors to battery technology. Through the investment & experimentation by you & the community you represent here, the body of knowledge you implement is critical to advancing human freedom. Those who are Preppers, Expats, & simply concerned for our future have many more choices because of you & people like you. Please accept our gratitude.

  9. Can we get a link in the description for the model of the components you are using? Sounds stupid but I could only find cheap car audio circuit breakers and yours seems higher quality. What brand are they?

  10. how much does 19 of those weigh compared to equivalent power in an 18650 li-ion system? I imagine this fits somewhere inbetween deep cycle AGM batteries and li-ion…

  11. This battery is a scam. The manufacturer has tested, using PhD certified chemists in a certified laboratory, that at 80% dod you will get only 1000 cycles. Sandia, a US test lab, noted an 80% reduction in capacity after only 120 cycles. The US resellers are multiplying the manufacturer specifications by 10 and putting enormous markups on them. Convicted criminal John D'Angelo runs one of the two companies. His former sales manager Brandon Williams tried to get him nailed for deceptive and misleading sales tactics. When nothing came of it, he decided to set up his own company and make even more ridiculous claims. So please don't fall for this scam. Nickel batteries can last for decades…….on standby. However, if you frequently cycle them, they die quickly. Do your research

  12. The nickel iron battery was invented by Waldemar Jungner in 1897. In 1898 he invented the nickel cadmium battery which he found to be far superior. He sold the nickel iron design to Edison in 1899. Edison believed that he could solve the issues with iron poisoning and electrolyte contamination. He mass produced the battery until 1905. Many customers reported short cycle life. He stopped production. By 1908, industrial companies were pressuring him to resume production because it was a great standby battery. He continued to write about his frustration about being unable to overcome the problems with the battery and eventually in 1970 exide bought what remained of his battery company. They thought they could fix it, but ceased production after only 3 years. Nickel cadmiums superior design is why it was chosen for jelly roll style portable cells, and nickel iron faded into obsolescence

  13. why wouldn't you just put the 20th battery in parallel with one of the other 19 batteries? Your voltage would still remain the same but it would increase amp hours.

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