consider standing the cells up. This means the tray's three inch
lip blocks clean airflow to the base of the cells, but assures that
all cells get ample airflow over the rest of their surface.
is that now, changing out a damaged cell, will no longer require
removing the cells above it in the stack. Instead a damaged cell
can be disconnected from adjacent cells then easily slid up and
out. This means quicker, easier repairs.
is a slight cost in CG. We plan to have four stacks of 24 cells.
With the Coroplast spacers, the cells form a block 11.4 inches wide
and 12.7 inches high. If we had mounted the cells on their sides,
the pack Center of Gravity would have been at 5.7 inches form the
bottom of the car. Instead. with the cells mounted vertically, the
pack center of gravity will in fact be 6.35 inches off the floor.
That is 565 lbs. raised .65 of an inch.