warrenc
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Repurposing a Leaf battery pack

Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:58 pm

I came across this the other day and thought it was pretty entertaining and informative. I have to admire guys like this. I have a fair amount of mechanical knowledge, but I wouldn't be brave enough to attempt something like this if I had the room, time or tools at my disposal!
The first video is disassembling the pack, and the second is adapting it to his Cushman 3 wheeler. They are long videos, so grab a beverage before you sit down to watch them.
https://youtu.be/0dBjPwJ_Qaw

https://youtu.be/HonNm-THM3Q
2013 Leaf SV
Tacoma, WA

warrenc
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Location: Tacoma,WA

Re: Repurposing a Leaf battery pack

Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:09 pm

Apparently old news or no one finds it as intriguing as I do.
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2013 Leaf SV
Tacoma, WA

aarond12
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Location: Dallas, TX

Re: Repurposing a Leaf battery pack

Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:25 pm

Needs some wheelie bars on that old Cushman!

If that guy was any more Canadian, he would be tapping the maple trees out back. :mrgreen:
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Reddy
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Location: Pasco, WA

Re: Repurposing a Leaf battery pack

Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:04 pm

warrenc wrote:Apparently old new or no one finds it as intriguing as I do.
I'm sure it's great, however I'm smart enough to know that I'm NOT smart enough or have the skills to contemplate such a project.
Reddy
2011 SL; 9 bar, 46.44 AHr; 40,067 mi; rcv'd Aug 18, 2011
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warrenc
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Re: Repurposing a Leaf battery pack

Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:02 pm

I doubt that smart is the problem, it's knowledge and skill; both of which I am lacking in compared to this guy. I do love watching guys that make it look easy like he does, though.
2013 Leaf SV
Tacoma, WA

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Re: Repurposing a Leaf battery pack

Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:42 pm

Such videos make me want to go get a wrecked Leaf, harvest the battery cells, and make a range extending battery trailer. :P ;)
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Re: Repurposing a Leaf battery pack

Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:41 am

I want to buy a salvaged Leaf to get the batteries for home battery storage, personally. Maybe when I get my new job, I'll have the extra cash for that plus my Model 3.
Pulled the trigger on going EV on 10/2016 with a 2012 Leaf, and a Tesla Model 3 reservation expected to receive in June 2018.

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