Battery Safety Electric Hybrid | Disconnect Switch PART 3 How To Electron Automotive & Bundys Garage

October 14, 2019 posted by


BUNDYS GARAGE BUNDY HERE HEY TODAY I’M WITH
CHRIS NOSALEK WITH ELECTRON AUTOMOTIVE IN WHAT IS THIS ORANGE RIGHT YEP ORANGE CALIFORNIA
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME I APPRECIATE IT I KNOW YOU HAVE A BUSY SCHEDULE TODAY AND JUST
WANTED TO SIT DOWN WITH YOU CHRIS HAD DONE A VIDEO WITH CHRIS FIX RIGHT YEAH I SAW CHRIS
FIX VIDEO WHERE HE REPLACES A BATTERY ON A PRIUS YEP AND SECOND GENERATION 2004 TO 2009
YEAH SO I HAD SEEN THAT VIDEO AND I’M ACTUALLY IN RIVERSIDE WHICH IS 30 MINUTES FROM HERE
APPROACHED CHRIS AND ASKED HIM IF WE COULD YOU KNOW COLLABORATE ON A VIDEO TOGETHER AND
HE SAID YEAH SURE WHY NOT LET’S DO IT THE PRIUS AND THE HONDAS HAVE A BATTERY PACK ARE
THEY ALMOST THE SAME WEIGHT AND SIZE ARE THEY DIFFERENT DOES ONE BIGGER THAN THE OTHER ONE
JUST THINKING ABOUT IT AS FAR AS ACTUALLY HOW MUCH THEY WEIGH OK WEIGHT ABSOLUTELY HONDA
BATTERIES VARY BUT I WANT TO SAY YOUR LOOKING AT AROUND A COMPLETE ASSEMBLY 60 POUNDS GIVE
OR TAKE OK A PRIUS IS AROUND 80 POUNDS GIVE OR TAKE TOYOTA CAMRY 120 POUNDS IT ALL HAS
TO DO WITH THE SIZE OF THE BATTERY SO THAT’S A PRETTY BIG BATTERY YEAH IF YOUR WORKING
ON ONE OF THESE THINGS I MEAN YEAH WE COULD DEAD LIFT ONE MAYBE YOUR A PRETTY BIG GUY
BUT IF YOUR IN THE BACK OF A CAR AND ITS AWARD AND YOUVE GOT VERY LIMITED ROOM PULLING ONE
OF THESE BATTERIES OUT I MEAN PROBABLY THE BEST WAY TO DO IT IS WITH SOMEBODY OBVIOUSLY
HELPING YOU YEAH WE HAVE STRATEGIST ON HOW TO GET IT OUT WHERE TO BRACE YOUR ARM YOU
ALWAYS USE 2 TECHNICIANS WE HAVE I FORGOT THE TYPE OF GLOVES THEY ARE MAYBE KEVLAR IT’S
VERY DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO CUT THROUGH THE MOST DANGEROUS ABOUT THE PRIUS BATTERY ARE
THE METAL CASES THEY HAVE SHARP EDGES BURRS YOU CAN GET CUT EASILY IT’S MORE DANGEROUS
THAN THE HIGH VOLTAGE AS SILLY AS THAT SOUNDS WELL THERES A LOT OF I KNOW WE WROTE THAT
DOWN BUT THERES A LOT OF WHAT DO YOU WANT TO CALL IT MISINFORMATION ABOUT BEING KILLED
BY THESE BATTERIES ABSOLUTELY THESE BATTERIES THEY ARE DANGEROUS THEY DO HAVE HIGH VOLTAGE
WHICH CAN HURT YOU BUT THEY ARE SO SIMPLE TO DEACTIVATE ONCE YOU DE-ACTIVATE IT THE
CHANCES OF GETTING ELECTROCUTED ARE VERY VERY SLIM I’VE HAD ZERO INSTANCES HERE AND I TAUGHT
AT A COLLEGE FOR 5 YEARS AND WE HAD ZERO ISSUES THERE AS LONG AS YOU ARE VERY STRICT ABOUT
REMOVING THE SAFETY PLUG WHICH MOST BATTERIES YOU CAN’T EVEN OPEN THEM WITHOUT REMOVING
THE SAFETY PLUG IN MOST CASES YOUR GOING TO BE FINE I’M NOT GOING TO SAY EVERY CASE CAUSE
THERES ALWAYS GOING TO BE THAT ONE GUY OUT THERE SOMETHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN I PERSONALLY
DO NOT CONSIDER THEM AS DANGEROUS AS THE GENERAL PUBLIC DOES OK EVEN WHEN THERE CAUSE AT YOUR
OTHER SHOP ACROSS THE STREET THERE WERE BATTERIES THAT WERE OPEN THE CASES WERE AWAY FROM THEM
THEIR SAFE IN THAT STATE AS WELL ABSOLUTELY WE HAVE A STRICT RULE EVERY SAFETY PLUG COMES
OUT OF THE BATTERY BEFORE THE BATTERY COMES INTO THE FACILITY AND THEY ALL GO IN A BUCKET
WE DO HAVE TO INSERT THE SAFETY PLUG DURING SOME OF OUR TESTING PROCESS BUT THE TECHNICIANS
UNDERSTAND THE SYSTEMS VERY WELL THEY UNDERSTAND POTENTIAL DANGER AND KNOW TO REMOVE IT AS
SOON AS THE TEST HAS BEEN FINISHED OK SO THERES NOT VERY MUCH OF A RISK OF KILLING YOURSELF
VERY LITTLE ESPECIALLY IF YOU FOLLOW OUR PROCEDURES ARE YOU FIMILAR WITH TESLA’S 18650 YES YOU
LIKE THEM YOU THINK IT’S A GOOD BATTERY

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