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From most positive to most negative:
Batt Bank Cells Arrang Loca Placement 7 D 9 5S2P hood top-layer-front 8 D 9 4S2P hood top-layer-rear 9 F 8 4S2P hood bottom-layer-rear 10 F 8 4S2P hood bottom-layer-front 11 E 7 3.5S2P hood mid-layer-rear 12 E 3 1.5S2P hood mid-layer-right 13 E 7 3.5S2P hood mid-layer-front 14 E 3 1.5S2P hood mid-layer-right __ _ __ ______ 8 3 54 27S2P HOOD TOTAL
We made mock-ups of the cells using foam panels (construction material used for insulation).
Three batteries (from most positive to most negative)
Mock-up, in place, without top-layer batteries (left) and with (right)
Battery and bank numbering, without top-layer batteries (left) and with (right)
The bank numbering is wrong. Bank D is labeled "3", Bank E is labeled "5" and Bank F is labeled "4".
Bank D on the bench. Enlarge
Battery 7 Enlarge
Battery 8 Enlarge
Bank F on the bench. Enlarge
Battery 9 Enlarge
Battery 10 Enlarge
Bank E on the bench. Enlarge
Battery 11 Enlarge
Battery 12 Enlarge
Battery 13 Enlarge
Battery 14 Enlarge
Remove the clear hose along the firewall.
The corners in the lower compartment need to be carved out to allow for B10 and B11 to fit.
Four corners that need to be carved in lower compartment
Make sure to remove any portion of the fiberglass frame that rises, which would keep the battery to sit down on the mat.
Holes filled with expanding foam, then cleaned up
Prepare 5 jumpers:
Convert the stock rack for the top Optima battery, to hold the Li-Ion battery instead
Bank F in place; connected
Build a bracket to hold down bank D: a simple bar with 2 holes that will fit on the rods from the bottom of the rack.
Isolate the bracket to avoid short circuits.
Rack in place
Bank D in place
Bank D secured and connected
Build a bracket to hold down Bank E.
Install and connect the Bank E batteries