Build a DIY Backup Powerwall using a UPS and scooter Batteries

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50 Comments

  1. Todestelzer on May 9, 2021 at 12:51 am

    I’m glad I don’t need a power wall. I only had 2x 0,5sec outtake in Germany 2019. Only using a small 7Ah 12v UPS 300w for my home server.

  2. Victor Hausauer on May 9, 2021 at 12:51 am

    With the years of use, have you had any battery draw that made you replace a battery, and is there a, say, relay system to flip contact around so that the draw battery doesn’t get affected as bad? Or is that a nonissue in this system?

  3. John Rey Francisco on May 9, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Are you a half filipino?

  4. tonysshadow on May 9, 2021 at 12:54 am

    For the life of me…I cant comprehend why family business folks and DIYer (like yourself) STAY in Califonris. Especially, living in a rental and possibly having to leave everything on the walls ( some laws may specify its now part of the house) You would be a perfect fit next door to NASCAR fans and shadetree mechanics.
    A perfect weekend would be wandering over to one neighbor and checking out a young man shoe horning a chevy 350 into an S10…grab a beer and wander over to check out whats new with Samba VW.. Voltage and current to an electric motor, oxygen and fuell to a carburetor …its all about being lean and rich feeding a powerplant.

  5. Richard Linked on May 9, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Wanted to ask, what’s the charge profile of that UPS and does it charge the 36v batteries with no problems or did you add some type of DC to DC converter to boost the V&A

  6. Robert Wooten on May 9, 2021 at 12:58 am

    I have that same green cc cv 90v boost converter. Unintentionally you’d be surprised how much equipment we share. I bought that solar boost converter months ago and I’m just now seeing this video. I was introduced to it by Julian the YouTuber. As I’m watching this I’m wondering wouldn’t it be more efficient to Tail the logs of the UPS via FTP and use PWM controlled load balancing Mosfets for each 10S battery instead of just connecting them all in parallel where resistance is a constant balance. You would have to re-engineer the charging process but easy for minds like ours 👍😃

  7. Danutz Tihu on May 9, 2021 at 1:00 am

    strange that mister Jehu advertises these batteries after advising us in a previous videos to stick to well known brands. i bought similar hoverboard battery pack and the bms had no cell balancing , and some cells eventually got shorted.maybe i am wrong, and these have cell balancing capable bms , but the heat dissipation must be a problem since is covered in heat shrink plastic with no ventilation . buyers be aware !

  8. Jay Persaud on May 9, 2021 at 1:03 am

    Great video just got into this after installing a 20kW NG generator looking for a DIY UPS that outputs 240 volts to eliminate out the transfer time .

  9. mariano león on May 9, 2021 at 1:03 am

    Hi jehu I have a question, you can mix 18650-21700 batteries to create a power wall?, How would it affect the mix?, Greetings

  10. Daniel Elul on May 9, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Love you videos ! Really wish your items weren’t out stock. My question, I don’t even know if you’ll see this, How did you deal with the BMS? Since those hover board batteries run in series within the packs, I read that you can’t put batteries in parallel if they’re already in series. I’d really appreciate and help, thanks in advance.

  11. Tesla2150 on May 9, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Someone know a good 36V USV for 220v 230V European Voltage.

  12. MrGivmedew on May 9, 2021 at 1:05 am

    So how many of these do I need to make sure I’m not over stressing them? 6??? I don’t want the UPS to be able to drain them faster than they can handle yet I don’t want to go overkill like you.

    I don’t need the capacity but I don’t want any risk of UPS pulling more than the batteries can handle especially since the equipment hooked up can easily peak into 10A but usual load is nowhere near that.

  13. Ron Sanocki on May 9, 2021 at 1:10 am

    How do you build a line interactive powerwall?

  14. ksrnate on May 9, 2021 at 1:11 am

    Are these powerwalls for just incase your electric goes off ? I don’t really understand 🤔

  15. Carmelo Martinez on May 9, 2021 at 1:12 am

    good luck in the car man! i know you’ll do a great job.

  16. Syn on May 9, 2021 at 1:13 am

    Cost?

  17. yobro manson on May 9, 2021 at 1:15 am

    This is the moron that carries his dogs in his open frame jeep, by tying their leash around their necks, to the frame of the jeep while driving so that when he crashes with his comfortable seatbelt, his tortured pets are saved by their bodies breaking their sudden crash, by snapping at their neck leash.

  18. DoctorBillS on May 9, 2021 at 1:15 am

    Huh. So tell me why you mounted all this junk on the wall instead of hiding it in the closet? Those things are fore hazards.

  19. printerek on May 9, 2021 at 1:16 am

    What about safety?

  20. 9753flyer on May 9, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Love your videos.. but the channel switching music in the background as you are talking is a real mind screw.. a bad one.

  21. Couch Surfer on May 9, 2021 at 1:18 am

    God bless you for this information…changing the world one battery at a time

  22. Michiel Lombaers on May 9, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Very nice. As there was a recall in Europe of these packs because there was a possibility of a faulty BMU. I could pick up a load for €5 a pack.
    Now I’ve got to search for a second hand 36V UPS.

  23. Justin Conn on May 9, 2021 at 1:18 am

    what up with Tesla power wall looking thing above your "power wall?"

  24. Ben Brahim Mohammed on May 9, 2021 at 1:19 am

    Love your channel man. Here is a DIY project I want to see. Use one of those hoverboard batteries as a powerbank ! Can it work ?
    Also, I got a questions, can I use my Imax B6 to charge and discharge 6 18650 batteries in series at once using those 7 pins on the sidec? I havn’t found any video that deals with this yet.
    Thanks man, your work on the electric skateboard is an inspiration 🙂

  25. The Flat Garage on May 9, 2021 at 1:20 am

    Which UPS can we use that’s a non-floating charging?

  26. R L on May 9, 2021 at 1:20 am

    So what’s charging the batteries ????

  27. CanadianDeckPc on May 9, 2021 at 1:21 am

    What does a power-wall do?

  28. Ryan Davis on May 9, 2021 at 1:22 am

    Wow… Some awesome skill bro. And here my dumbass is spending mad $ for less honey… 😥

  29. William Sutcliffe on May 9, 2021 at 1:23 am

    You should always house in ULC rated panels , proper fusing and grounding no touch voltage.

  30. User 2C47 on May 9, 2021 at 1:25 am

    What type of BMS is required for using lithium batteries with a system designed for lead acid?

  31. Ante Plus on May 9, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Jehu i need to know what do u do when u connect hoverboard batteries in paralel …how is that safe,thats multiple BMS in paralel for each pack…i know that voltages need to be 99% the same so that we dont have big surges od current from rest of packs to lowest ….but what if one pack goes rouge and drops voltage ….should i put a fuse on every (+) wire of every pack …. ??? what rest of you guys think ?

  32. jim jim on May 9, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Im haven a hard time finding a charger for my headway pack cant find what i need or maybe looking in a lower price range i csn buy a lifepo4 charger but its 4 amp i know i need 8 to 10 but if i cant can this be used i dont plan on using alot plan on the solar csn you help me out or somebody help me with some advice

  33. Fabio Marzola on May 9, 2021 at 1:29 am

    What’s the song title?

  34. njfulwider5 on May 9, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Hello Jehu!!! I really love how your videos have gotten crazy awesome and I can’t wait to see what you have next with your new building! Freaking great job man!!! I have a quick question and I know you’ve been asked this 100s of times. I’m in the middle of a solar generator build, and using one of the 36v inverter you had in the last build like this. If I use 10s battery packs. How much of the voltage is actually used? Your help would greatly be appreciated 👍👍👍

  35. richard le on May 9, 2021 at 1:30 am

    I bet with all your powerwalls. U can run ur house a week off battery lol

  36. Rod Parker on May 9, 2021 at 1:32 am

    1.20 a none erupt-able power supply. Lol.

  37. nobodystalkin1 on May 9, 2021 at 1:33 am

    Jehugarcia, I’d like to pick your brain about combining some batteries that I have to make a powerwall. How can I reach you. My email is nobodystalkin on yahoo or gmail. Look forward to hearing from you.

  38. Adk films / projects on May 9, 2021 at 1:34 am

    can I get your e-mail id, please

  39. Randy Lenart on May 9, 2021 at 1:36 am

    VW CRAZY was that way when I was youg had 14 of them and a hole grage of parts at one time but were all gas

  40. Brandon Schneider on May 9, 2021 at 1:37 am

    I can’t imagine your insurance wouldn’t use Pulsar magnitude lights to point at this if there is ever a fire. Even if it was nowhere near the box.

  41. jermaine berkley on May 9, 2021 at 1:40 am

    How did you learn how to do this?

  42. Joshua Lemons on May 9, 2021 at 1:41 am

    I wish you lived close to me! I’d LOVE to be able to call or or have you walk me through it. I will PAY you to guide me with a few phone calls.

  43. James Calbert on May 9, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Dude, you are a legend! 🤛🏻

  44. F K on May 9, 2021 at 1:42 am

    Hey Jehu, have been binge watching a lot of you content, good job 🙂
    Next on the list is of course making a Powerwall.. You are talking about attaching the thing to the wall, ever thought about french cleats? with offcourse a screw to secure it, makes maintenance a bit easier imho.

  45. Muscleduck on May 9, 2021 at 1:44 am

    You’re charging Li cells with a Pb charger. Not sure how smart that is.

  46. Ybarra Houston on May 9, 2021 at 1:44 am

    Do you have any videos on rebuilding a boosted electric battery. I cant seem to find anyone on how too replace it. I’m screwed at the moment. HELP!

  47. Carmelo Martinez on May 9, 2021 at 1:45 am

    jehu u selling that wall?

  48. upnuphusky on May 9, 2021 at 1:45 am

    Lol don’t do this. I tried to help.

  49. Larry Lung on May 9, 2021 at 1:46 am

    I can’t fault your choice of UPS but will point out that your application voids the warranty on that fairly expensive product.

  50. Simon Gie on May 9, 2021 at 1:49 am

    So how are you connecting this into your house’s main supply, or is it just powering a few devices and acting like a standard UPS as opposed to a Powerwall?
    Also, the original UPS inverter/charger was running sealed lead acid type batteries, but you replace them with lithium ion type. They don’t charge in the same way, did you change something there?

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