Jehu Garcia Battery University: How-To DIY Harvest The JAG35 Scooter Batteries To Get 40 Panasonic NCR 18650 DB Cells Per Module

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Jehu Garcia Battery University: How-To DIY Harvest The JAG35 Scooter Batteries To Get 40 Panasonic NCR 18650 DB Cells Per Module

jehu garcia scooter battery with case 1

Hey guys!

So after doing some work to wake up the internal BMS of my scooter batteries, there's still the question about how to harvest these cells easily and safely, being that they are 40 premium Panasonic NCR18650BD battery cells per module. For easier access to the battery cells I recommend you buy the scooter battery modules without the aluminum enclosure.


jehu garcia scooter battery without case 1


All you need to do is remove the rubber that surrounds the module, which is not hard to do. You could even do it with your bare hands, without tools.


jehu garcia scooter battery remove rubber 1


You just work your way all the way around removing the rubber from all the sides.


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You want to get to the point where the you only have rubber around the individual cells.


jehu garcia scooter battery no rubber 1


You can remove the nickel stripping from here.


jehu garcia scooter battery no rubber 2


Then you need to remove the enclosure by spreading the sides apart, but because of the rubber compound it can be a little challenging, but not impossible.


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To make this process much easier, use my old friend: leverage.


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You can use 2 strong, long pieces of wood and add a pair of L-brackets to the sides so that you can screw them to the battery enclosure. The are screw holes on the enclosure edges.


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Again, the longer the pieces of wood are the easier it will be to spread the casing open, because you'll have more leverage. Now slowly spread the casing open.


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Now that the casing is separated, you should be able to pop out each cell from the remaining casing.


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Once the battery cells are harvested you should have collected 40 premium Panasonic NCR18650BD battery cells! That's how you do it!


jehu garcia 40 panasonic ncr18650bd cells


Now you can test the batteries or build whatever project you want with these premium Panasonic NCR18650BD cells!

Many of us will be using the battery modules with the aluminum enclosure to build our own DIY Powerwalls like this one, using little Arduino boards.


jehu garcia powerwall


Some will use the modules without all the rubber and put them together to make a very compact and energy dense 4kWh 36V battery box. You can then add that battery to extend the power of emergency power devices like the Bluetti or EcoFlow batteries.


jehu garcia 36v powerbox


There you have it! Keep building and DIY-ing! Also, you check out how to harvest these cells more easily in my video.

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