Status Update

June 29, 2013 in 8 Channel PDU by Joshua Oster-Morris

With the new boards in, we are finalizing what will be “in the box”. We’ve decided to leave relatively short wires hanging off the PDU and use Weatherpack terminations for everything but the main battery connections. Weatherpacks are reasonably priced and of reasonable quality. It will allow you the greatest flexibility in your installations without me having to leave enormous lengths of wires attached. I believe it will make it easier to retrofit the PDU into existing installations as well.

Weathpack termination

Also on the agenda this weekend is the building of a test rig that I can use to conveniently test the PDU. The one I am building can sink 80A though it will be easy to increase that to 100A. This one will also have the ability to generate destructive transients of >200V in order to confirm the system is safe in automotive environments. I am only about half way through the build of this but the “honey do’s” are piling up so it is time to call it a day. The last few parts should show up next week and I’ll finish the build next weekend.

Test rig in progress