Originally Posted by furyphoto
I did too. But, the new pack will be a cleaner look overall with its own style. Not to mention more range, power, and a smaller package.
Originally Posted by Hugues
I'll put the 3D file up on grabcad once I've tested the fit.
Location of the pack fuse is up to you. You want it either mid-pack or as close as possible to one of the main battery terminals. A mid-pack fuse protects right at the main +/- terminals. It honestly isn't that important for this pack. If the pack is completely enclosed then once it's built up even a dead short across the main terminals is still protected. It's nice once the pack is assembled and you're messing around connecting things.
If you use a mid-pack fuse you need to make sure your BMS supports it. With the Orion that means between cell tap connectors. Otherwise if the pack fuse opens it will blow the cell tap fuses inside the BMS, which have to be replaced at the factory. If your Orion is 36S or less and only uses the first cell bank it won't work. I'm not sure yet if I'll use an Orion BMS, or even a BMS, but if I do it will be a 48S "split" configuration, which allows up to 24 cells on each tap connector. I'll have 10 on connector 1 and 18 on connector 2. "