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Agree, but the chance of making a short is MUCH higher in the electrical cabinet (because most components are gathered there with + and - terminals). Rarely I walk around in the van with a hot wire in my hand 馃槄
And it looks so darn cool! 馃槃
 

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Can't possibly be any good if isn't the right color blue.
Buy a roll of this filament and the'll sell like pancakes crepes.
Nice work!
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They should call it "Victron Blue" o_O

I wish, but PETG glass transition temperature is only about 75-80C, which is a bit low for this application I'm afraid. It's probably fine 98% of the time, but I think it's more appropriate to use a material with higher temperature resistance. I use a blend of PC/PETG with a glass transition temp of 110C (I tested it).

But than blue looks 馃憣
 

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That was a LOT of time spent on a tiny problem, but I really love doing that kind of stuff so that's OK
I haven't decided if I'm solving more problems with my 3D printing and design, or if I'm just looking for more problems so that I can design and 3D print something for the same reasons. :ROFLMAO:
 

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Would love one for the Smart BatteryProtect.... :)
Hey! Not too familiar with the BatteryProtect... I just went through the datasheet and it seems a bit shy on max continuous load current :confused:
Out of curiosity, for what purpose / where do you use it in your electrical system?

Thanks for the info :)
 

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Hey! Not too familiar with the BatteryProtect... I just went through the datasheet and it seems a bit shy on max continuous load current :confused:
Out of curiosity, for what purpose / where do you use it in your electrical system?

Thanks for the info :)
I am going to use it before my CruiseNComfort airconditioner. Basically a fancy solid state relay that will both automatically turn off below a certain voltage threshold, as well as give me a remote line that I can control from a switch or a microcontroller (the long term plan is to have it automatically cut off power to the AC if my SOC drops below a certain threshold. The BMS I am using has CANBUS connectivity, so I will be using a microcontroller to monitor the CAN traffic and control various relays based on temperature/SOC/etc). Cheers!
 

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@atoine does this mean you are going Victron monitor in this build? Abandoning the Simarine Pico? I'm wiring up my Pico today with your guide, thanks again!!

Thanks for the safety reminder and covers! I'm progressing very slowly (well, I'm just slow overall) but also because of my extreme caution with wrenches in a small space around all of these large wires! Putting my rubber shoe to some protective use in covering a piece of extruded aluminum that I don't want to remove. 馃ぃ


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NUDGE BAR INSTALLATION

I honestly didn't plan on adding a nudge bar, but here we are. Flatline Van Co recently released a nudge bar for the Transit, and they got me with the minimalist design and the fact that it blends so well with the curves of the Transit. Not a necessary mod by any means, but I really dig it and it shouldn't hurt the re-sale value...

It's a 30 or 45 minutes job and comes with all the hardware. It couldn't be any easier to be honest; it'll all bolt-on (no drill). Here is a little time-lapse of the installation process (no sound):


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It all went well and I haven't notice any noise increase at high speed. Cheers
 

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From what I gather, they designed it around the adaptive cruise control radar and park aid sensors. From the BEMM:
Automotive parking light Land vehicle Automotive tail & brake light Vehicle registration plate Automotive side marker light


But I sent them an email just to make sure, let's see what they say. I'll report back as soon as I have news!
 

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Does absolutely nothing for me. Just "Nudges" the contents of my wallet in the wrong direction. Almost $900?
What can you nudge with it? (Not a Deer, or even a rabbit.) I guess it might make an OK light bar.
 
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Back to another topic, but I found the picture I took when shorting the shunt a while ago. That ratcheting wrench creates the PERFECT path between the positive battery terminal and the shunt, I couldn't have planned it better...
Circuit component Electrical wiring Audio equipment Hardware programmer Passive circuit component

(note: we added heat shrink since then)

The wrench slipped out of my hand, and the ratcheting mechanism (and gravity) let it go all the way down to the shunt. Sparks ensued. A lot of sparks.
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And that's where the shunt enclosure & breaker enclosure idea comes from! 馃槵
 

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And that's where the shunt enclosure & breaker enclosure idea comes from! 馃槵
鈥淐ome, then, let us create a city from the beginning, in our theory. Its real creator, as it appears, will be our needs.鈥

Looks like an MRPF fuse there. So it did not blow? I suppose the plastic on the fuse would look toasted if it arced shut :)
 

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Back to another topic, but I found the picture I took when shorting the shunt a while ago. That ratcheting wrench creates the PERFECT path between the positive battery terminal and the shunt, I couldn't have planned it better...
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(note: we added heat shrink since then)

The wrench slipped out of my hand, and the ratcheting mechanism (and gravity) let it go all the way down to the shunt. Sparks ensued. A lot of sparks.
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And that's where the shunt enclosure & breaker enclosure idea comes from! 馃槵
Not that it would have saved your rench in this situation, but it looks like some of your lugs could use some heat shrink.
 

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Not that it would have saved your rench in this situation, but it looks like some of your lugs could use some heat shrink.
Agree, we added heat shrink per note below the photo ;)
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