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Introduction

We are going to identify dead cells in battery packs and replace them.

Beware - This tuto is higly experimental, Li-Ion cell present fire / explosion / burn hazards this guide is for educationnal purpose only and should not be reproduced without safety measures. Remember to always wear apropriate PPE and work in appropiate environment.

Image 1/3: Here we have a 3s2p battery pack. This means that you have 3 serial attached blocks of 2 parallel cells. Image 2/3: The lefmost block seems dead, the cells reads a steady 0 volts on my multimeter. Image 3/3: The 2 other block show ~3.6 V which means they are still alive, great !
  • Battery pack works by putting individual cells in parallel / series. Each cell has a nominal voltage / capacity and they are put together to give the whole battery pack it's global voltage / capacity.

  • Here we have a 3s2p battery pack. This means that you have 3 serial attached blocks of 2 parallel cells.

  • The lefmost block seems dead, the cells reads a steady 0 volts on my multimeter.

  • The 2 other block show ~3.6 V which means they are still alive, great !

  • I haven't tested individual cells from the 2 working blocks for a good reason. This battery pack has been stored for several monthes, if only one cell in the block was dead, the other (good) one would have discharged in it until it also dies ( which is what must have happen in dead block )

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Image 1/2: After this step, reassemble the pack and everything should be fine. Image 2/2: Remember that this a dirty fix and you should consider the repaired battery pack as '''NOT SAFE'''
  • Here I have 2 scrap 18650 cells form another dead battery pack. They are still charged but I have no fear has the battery electronics will balance the charge levels later.

  • After this step, reassemble the pack and everything should be fine.

  • Remember that this a dirty fix and you should consider the repaired battery pack as NOT SAFE

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Conclusion

Pour réassembler votre appareil, suivez les instructions dans l'ordre inverse.

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