Peter Canning DIY Milk Crate System with Aolithium Battery
Peter ordered our 12V100Ah battery in December 2021, he has a small RV to bring him the fun of travel, he wanted to buy a portable power supply to power the microwave and induction hot plates, but considering the high price of portable power station, he decided to use Aolithium batteries to diy a large portable power station, the cost is much lower than buying a portable power supply alone.
Here is his story.
I am very impressed with Aolithium battery.
Since the 12V 100Ah lithium battery is capable of discharging at 2C, if you don’t mind a different milk crate and mount the inverter and solar charge controller on the outside, you can make a much more powerful system like this one. It only charges from solar, since space is a premium, but it will run induction hot plates and small microwaves. Also note the two fused DC outlets, plug and play and mounted-no need for an entire fuse block. -All with Zip ties and a drill!
Love the milk crate system.
Here’s a zip tie built, pre-fused, plug and play milk crate system capable of 1200 watts continuous. Since your battery is capable of 2C discharge, this can handle induction hot plates and small microwaves with no problem. There’s no AC charging, since space is at a premium, but the two DC threaded ports can handle a variety of input options.
And the DC ports-No need to be regulated because of the LiFePo4 distribution curve.
Aolithium have this great, 2C capable, light battery with a solid Bluetooth BMS.
I’d structure it like a mini Point Zero Titan-stackable, 1K lifepo4 power modules with no cords: people can move them in whatever batch size they can can carry safely and you can then connect them up to a size that fits your needs.
A squared off format with side handles makes them easy to get into a vehicle, and makes them resist moving around once they are in, say, the back of a truck. Lastly, since these are all so long life cycle and yours are 2C, you could even update and tailor the top power control module to fit the buyers needs now and in the future. Offer a really cheap, low power low solar input one, or a rockin’ high energy transfer module that’s more expensive. You can tailor the output structure; one designed for RV with a 20amp RV plug, or a simpler one with more connections and ports for computers and charging. People are starting to understand that these batteries last a long time and what fails are the fans, inverters, and charge controllers. If your battery modules and control module look slick and interchangeable, people can buy your gear knowing that in the future there will be more options, upgrades, and ability to swap out to a new module when their current power module fails or becomes obsolete.