DIY 18650 Powerwall with onboard BMS

Thinking of kicking off a new project!

While I cannot afford a Tesla PowerWall, I’ve spent some time drawing up a PCB to house 7x 18650 cells in series. Each board has onboard Battery Management:

  • Overvoltage Protection (per cell)
  • Undervoltage Protection (per cell)
  • Balance Charging
  • Overcurrent Protection
  • Main pack Fuse

Each PCB has pads that allow you to stack them on top of each other with some 25mm Brass spacers, to increase the pack capacity by joining several 7S strings in series (for example stacking 10x PCBs gives you a 7S10P Battery. If you used 2500mAh cells, that would be a 21-29v 25Ah pack!

Costs are looking good, in the region of under $15 per board, keeping in mind it includes the BMS circuitry, that’s pretty cheap!

If you want to order some boards, checkout: https://www.pcbway.com/project/shareproject/18650_PowerWall_with_Onboard_BMS.html

Eagle Files: https://github.com/openhardwarecoza/DiyBMSv418650pack

Back of the DIY 18650 Powerwall board, BMS circuitry
Front of the DIY 18650 Power wall PCBs: 19850 Cell Holders

Currently raising funds, need to order cells, boards and parts (:
If you want to contribute, get in touch https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=45DXEXK9LJSWU

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