All battiers are off site. Only the casings to be returned to the supplyer remain. These will be taken back next chance I can return or whom ever does the next harvest.
The Harvest went better than expected and there are many more batteries available at a much faster rate than previously thought. Our annonymous supplier is able to provide ~3kw of batteries every few weeks. I will arrange for them to let us know a collection is ready, one i get a battery cause @hsbne and storage-disposal system sorted.
On that note. Out of the 1,676 18650’s cells only 144 were completely non revcoverable due to corrosion. these cells were disposed of correcly.
All of the complanies contacted that deal directly with Lithium ‘recycling’ have yet to respond to my inquires. I disposed of the batteries at BatteryWorld who happily took them however they did mention that they pay ~$10/kg to dispose of them. Alledgidly this is offset by the money they make from lead acid disposal which they make money from. Future dead cells will definately be going in their purple bins in store.
Thats right 1,532 cells ready for testing and tearing down. However I am only 60cells into separating the packs.
Even at a modest 80% cells harvesting success and an expected capacity of 80% that is 5.286Kw of storage. Not bad for a few nights work and $20 of containers and insulating tape.
I will start a build log for the teardown and testing. As stated before I think with the interest we need to have a Battery cause. It was suggested to me to join it with the Electronics Cause. Thoughts?