The Hasmat delivery has finally arrived after many delays.
The new LiFe batteries now have connectors and are on charge in a fireproof bag, and the monitors have been tested and set to 2.8v
Early indications show the couple of £ spent on each one is a worthwhile investment.
Easy to use, line up the black (neg) wire on the balance plug with the left pin on the monitor, and it bursts into life, it also tests the alarm piezo’s too - beware, they are loud.
On switch on the monitor confirms cell configuration, and then cycles through each cell before displaying the pack voltage.
There is a tiny switch on the opposite end of the monitor, that when pressed, beeps (loud) and shows the alarm voltage. Further presses of the button allow you to set the cell alarm voltage. Mine are set to 2.8v at present.
Whilst connected the display continues to cycle and the LED’s are illuminated.
Removing the balance connector appears to be the only way to turn it off.
Once reconnected, the settings appear to be correct.
I have added a label to remind me to press the button to check! - the factory setting is 3.3v per cell.
Hope this helps somebody save an expensive battery.
Next job is to build a housing for the new 8400’s, then hopefully be heard with the HF packer.