I have several hundred 7.4v 1100 mah NIMH batteries. Can I wire them together to make a battery pack large enough to power an AC electric car?
Hi, ManZie -
The "yes" part comes in when I answer that theoretically, yes, it can be done. Tesla famously powers their roadster with several thousand small lithium ion cells.
The "but"? As many small cells as you have, you also have connections.
When in the bumping, jostling, vibrating environment of a moving vehicle, connections have a tendency to work themselves loose. Imagine checking several hundred - or several thousand - delicate little connections.
Still, I understand how hard it is to have a bunch of batteries sitting around just begging to be used. And since they're free, meaning you've already got them...why not give it a try?
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