November 18, 2019 HomeArticlesCalifornia Blackouts? build Instant Portable Powerwall – $500 ESS Rack Mount Battery Modules California Blackouts? build Instant Portable Powerwall – $500 ESS Rack Mount Battery Modules By Maxine Hayes Articles, Blog 100 Comments Tags:3kwh ESS battery, 48v battery, 48v Solar system, battery, Battery Modules, blackout, california blackouts, dead battery, DIY Powerwall, Diy Storage battery, elon musk, ESS, ESS module, Instant Portable 10kwh Powerwall - ESS Rack Mount Battery Modules, Offgrid Solar Battery, Outback inverter, pg, powerwall, Rack mount battery, Radian Power inverter, renewable, renewable energy, Samsung ESS Battery, solar, solar system, Storage Battery system, tesla, tesla battery Related Posts Intel vs AMD S1E8 – Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.4 review THE FREY LIFE TAKES ON A PUPPY!!! (12.3.18) Ask Yoast: redirect affiliate links About Author admin 100 Comments Louis Santillan Many IT people use Ikea Lack tables to form stackable 19" `Lack Racks` for IT server and networking equipment in their homelabs. Maybe do a video on mounting these guys into a Lack Rack. https://wiki.eth0.nl/index.php/LackRack . Put a piece of plywood underneath, with some casters, and you got a rolling Lack Rack. October 26, 2019 Reply StayAtTheRetreat Right? Right? Right? October 26, 2019 Reply xaime glez I live in Silicon Valley, home to the better known tech companies. Can't afford the million dollar shacks around here and now the electricity is going down!!!! How did we go from 8th largest economy to 8th largest third world nation status!?!?!?!? GO CALIFORNIA, GO SILICON FOLLY!!!!! October 27, 2019 Reply Јоhn Daniel REAL accurate rated micro 300 to 1000 watt wind turbines and his battery design, your on top of the system! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pcWgJgos4I October 27, 2019 Reply * Pike Why is this the problem for the people on the left coast? This is exactly the type of economy they’re hoping for. . Solar wind??? This was a great time for them to practice what they preach. October 27, 2019 Reply Dave -in-NJ gasoline power generators should be outlawed in calif. California needs to understand, more than anyone, that you cannot pollute the environment for your own personal convenience.they need to be part of the REAL world. October 27, 2019 Reply Zach Brown you need like SB-50 connectors on those modules October 27, 2019 Reply Arek R. Wtf the stock BMS has balance resistors capable of only 0.1W balance power(or 28mA) how samsung thinks it's enough??I know it's probably to only fight with the inbalance caused by different temperatures on each P section but it's still very little.I'd suggest one of these digital, non-wasteful balancers that go up to 1A no problem and don't waste the power in heat by using resistors but by taking voltage of whole pack, passing it through isolated DC-DC converter and then pumping it into "emptiest" cells. October 27, 2019 Reply 4 & 20 Black Birds The simple fact that all Californians must consider the off-grid electricity system without penalty. PG&E is an authoritarian system that monopolized the electric system. This is the consequence. October 27, 2019 Reply James Antolik Sounds like so much fun! I love the music, it's so uplifting! October 28, 2019 Reply Ed Morales I've been following PGE stock ever since they contemplated bankruptcy, and the stock has been consistently going up! Boggles the mind. October 28, 2019 Reply Russell Spade With tons of daily Chemtrails and smoke from fires Solar is looking like a bad idea. October 28, 2019 Reply Dixon Cider A complete off grid system is still going to run thousands of dollars. Not everyone has that disposable income. October 28, 2019 Reply RL RL If they don't have power, how are they going to have internet to watch this video? THEN order all this stuff, run power tools, mess it all up, and then run like hell due to a fire? They would be better off buying one of the new battery "generators" online with their phone, and get a better product that works out of the box. This is way too expensive and hard to do for the common person. October 29, 2019 Reply Garrett Scott Is there a way to get the empty ESS cases and source your own batteries? October 29, 2019 Reply Jason you could do better than they did i bet if you thought enough bout the design and components you seem very smart October 29, 2019 Reply R Schneider I can't seem to find the link for purchasing these rack batteries. Could you please send it to me or tell me where to find it? October 29, 2019 Reply HJ Awesome intro Jehu. Flowed really well October 29, 2019 Reply Krishna Theja I want a system, which can take 12v from my EV car and connect that to wall through some controls & inverter. The inverter output should go to my house main panel. In this way, my whole house will get power and I can use switches to control my lights & appliances. Its agreed that EV car's DC-DC converter can handle only 2KW, I am willing to limit the usage at home to less than 2KW. But this releases me hassel of extra batteries at garage. Considering blackouts at home are just couple of times in a year, physically connecting inverter inputs to EV is not really a challenge. As my EV has 60KW battery, its way more than my home usage for a day. If car running low on charge, I can re-charge at super charger station in one hour. So, its really beautiful solution. October 29, 2019 Reply ryan Joyner I'm curious if I could use one of those to run a golf cart and what I would need to do to get it to work October 30, 2019 Reply FRee Will Realistically we don't have this stuff on the fly October 30, 2019 Reply KENT ROBINSON GENERAC automatic backup generator that runs on natural gas or propane October 30, 2019 Reply Martin Nicholls Bury your power cables underground >.> October 30, 2019 Reply rubnawaz gill Hi, I'm from Pakistan and need your help so much. Can i get your whatsapp number? I want to make battery using li-ion cell for my 1000w ups to replace old 12 volt lead acid battery. Ups model is homage HTD-1211SCC. Please help me… October 30, 2019 Reply ArizVern THIS IS CRAZY! October 30, 2019 Reply Bhavya Gogri The cabinet should not be made of wood. October 31, 2019 Reply Bobby Boucher Can I wire these in series and connect them to my solar inverter? October 31, 2019 Reply Mark Brand lol they blame the power companies when they don't manage their forests October 31, 2019 Reply Mark Brand So I want to use these batteries to make a portable battery to charge my ebike batteries… it would be cheaper than buying more batteries which are $1k for just 16ah. Not really sure where to begin. October 31, 2019 Reply cody colina such clickbait title 500 for jus one of the items you got probably 2500-3000 grand into that thing and at those prices might aswell pay 2000 more and get a natural gas generator to power your whole house October 31, 2019 Reply CarlssonDice The US are like the Soviet Union in the 1990ies: no electricity, no water, empty shelves… October 31, 2019 Reply Manny Echaluce silly rabbit, just buy a generator 😀 October 31, 2019 Reply Manny Echaluce two words, Land Management 😀 cut some fuel from your lovely forest, less wild fires or no wild fires. October 31, 2019 Reply Genghis Chuan People need to realize that power, phones and water is NOT a RIGHT. Its a product and service. Provide for yourself October 31, 2019 Reply Frank Drake Fire Newsome. This is not new. Time for Change!! October 31, 2019 Reply Maxwell Speedwell It takes a lead time. If you don't have a generator, gas, PV panels, inverter, charge controller,food, water…. Have it in place and operational at the time of the event. It does no good to goto Habor Freight on the third day of the black-out and expect life to continue as before. October 31, 2019 Reply SkylineToTheSeaAndMe PG&E didn't necessarily create "these conditions", – these conditions were created by forest mismanagement, and not trimming trees, doing clearing, and creating defensible space (and by people increasingly building in rural forest areas; And by insane irrational environmentalists and their false beliefs and policies they force politicians to adopt. It has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with so-called Global Warming, which is a fallacy and fraud (Conspiracy) and isn't happening. We have had Global Cooling since 1998. We are in an Ice Age. Period. November 1, 2019 Reply Lawrence Hall California is out of control, what? California is out of control, period. You reap what you sow. The rest of the nation including many happy ex-Californians, are laughing at your left wing knee jerk socialist utopia. And it's just beginning. Can you say unintended consequences? Uber-eco forest management? What tree branch? Why can't I charge my Tesla? Power outages will be the least of California's problems. Better double check that Go Bag. Thank goodness some responsible and practical people will survive. November 1, 2019 Reply jigga2jones I love you man … been doing more than this and I like the way you chat it out homie November 1, 2019 Reply John Henrix Power goes off here atleast twice a month and we dont care we live a slight inconvenience yes but we live. November 1, 2019 Reply SkylineToTheSeaAndMe I'm very interested in buying one of these 4 ESS unit systems (since shipping is the same for 1 or 4). Can you charge the batteries on A/C power? I would not use it with solar (at least not for 3 years or so, – can't afford it). So would want to be able to use it as a backup power source for power outages and then charge with A/C when power was restored. Is that possible? Let me know please. Thanks Jehu. November 2, 2019 Reply Richard Smith Wouldn't resistor balancing be bad efficiency? Does it only really matter if the batteries being balanced aren't matched? November 2, 2019 Reply Trip D Or just stop voting Democrat and not worry about power outages. November 3, 2019 Reply shagg Very cool info for battery setups. My question is, why live in California? Democrats have destroyed your state. Move then vote Republican. November 3, 2019 Reply vegaspro gambler california is quickly becoming a third world country. good job liberals. when the rich move, please remember WHY you moved and dont bring your suck to my state. November 3, 2019 Reply Aiman Al-Khazaali It's hard to have sympathy for people who vote for their own destruction. November 3, 2019 Reply Anthony R I love this guy, but I click on these videos and come here to hopefully hear him say, "this is how you use it , buy it here and thanks" but he spends 80 percent of the time spewing numbers and making me feel like im in a trigonometry class. Thanks for not overcomplicating things (not). Just build it and charge me for it l, that'd be great. Keep these videos coming , no really, nothing outs me to sleep quicker (it's the modern day version of reading a book) November 3, 2019 Reply Kurt Lesser California has been telling it's residents for decades that they should have minimum stores put away in case of an earthquake. A radio, batteries, some food and water, first aid supplies, Nothing elaborate, just basics. Those same supplies would have gotten you thru the power shutdowns, if you'd bothered to pay attention. So when Pacific Greed and Extortion announces the power shutdowns everybody panics and heads for supplies that they should already have had on hand! DUH November 3, 2019 Reply chris L How about not living in California! November 4, 2019 Reply jimmychopps Jehu, you kind of skirted over the Battery Management Systems that a potential buyer would use with these modules. I'd like to use these with a skybox from outback power but I'm unsure what the right BMS would be. What do you recommend? November 4, 2019 Reply gazoo5681 in series would be 24v November 5, 2019 Reply Firstpo jkh This is why you don't vote democrat November 5, 2019 Reply Ash Fisher To complicated Just run a 5000 watt pure sine wave inverter from your car battery with car running for hours on end $350 Ash From Australia November 5, 2019 Reply Kevin Highsmith Do the front mounting ears hold the weight, or is there other bracing? November 5, 2019 Reply Random Projects AZ California is so stupid November 6, 2019 Reply hillary clinton Have you ever heard of a gas generator. powered my whole house for a week only used 10gal of gas. November 6, 2019 Reply Sirena Spades California blackouts? We've been without power for 2 weeks in Maine. WTF??? November 6, 2019 Reply bigbangnone If you think that Gov Brown and Gov Newsom had nothing to do with this, then you are wrong, Gavin Newsom took a bribe by PGE to let this go….. No wind danger assessment and no brush cut back !!!! Find and sign the PETITION TO RECALL GOV GAVIN NEWSOM. We only have until January. He is forcing Agenda 21 !! November 6, 2019 Reply Peter Alfieri $500 MUST be a typo, clicking on the links provided by the OP shows the ricing is way off, I watch a lot of the OP's videos, he's incredibly smart, and great at providing well thought out tutorials, however, every time I get excited about building something that he has a video for I get very disappointed because it's never even close in price, his own DIY powerwall series that uses 18650's and his circuit board design is another expensive pipe-dream. If it weren't for these silly claims I'd be lining up to shake his hand and give him a HUGE Thank You. His videos are tons of fun to watch and you'll be utterly impressed by his intelligence and ingenuity, just don't drink the Cool-Aid and formulate your own opinion as this is my observation. November 6, 2019 Reply zudemaster Build a portable powerwall? Are you crazy? This is 2019, our cucked out sissified society can't even change a simple 50 cent fuse in a car these days. Instead they pay some mechanic $200 to do it. November 6, 2019 Reply Steve Fox Just move out of that shit hole state. Save yourself a lot of issues. November 6, 2019 Reply Bobcatt22 At: 13:38 can the grid tie inverter output be split 120/120 to accommodate plugs for the US? November 6, 2019 Reply Tales From The Grotto 480.00 module with 425.00 shipping and you tested less than 1% of the units and we're supposed to purchase them. We'll, you're trustworthy so yup, I'd get them. November 7, 2019 Reply Ryker777 PG&E was put in this condition because of government mandates for green and controlled rates it can charge. Period November 7, 2019 Reply TheSkiingJeep We need this in a first world country apparently > Reason: Because the state is ran by democrats. November 7, 2019 Reply hahhdonuts "its a little swollen back here" comments that prevent the house fire from being covered under insurance claims later November 7, 2019 Reply Neil Buckanaga Jr. You said dms, dont u mean smd..? November 7, 2019 Reply Luis Costa Could you run several of those 2kW inverter from a bigger capacity battery to reach 4 or 8kW? November 7, 2019 Reply Ady Day I thought you was making it…you’ve bought a few and assembled them?…IKEA could have told me this.. November 7, 2019 Reply Trollocs unfortunately we are going to need more and more 72 hours, week long emergency goods. November 7, 2019 Reply Heavens' Tuna I just discovered your channel, and already I love it so much. With the stuff you have in your channel, I could hopefully learn enough to give my DIY van home some DIY battery power! I ain't got much money, so making a power wall on the cheap will be very helpful! November 7, 2019 Reply fvrrljr oh man, it's You, YES!!!!! I'd like to be your apprentice, No Really, Certified Photovoltaic / Solar Thermal Technician. 50 years Goldsmith /Master Jeweler where do I send my resume and photos !?!?!?!?!?!?!?Tossing my Cert's and Experience Out the Window to work with you. i Like, OLE! November 8, 2019 Reply Breaking Elegance I am thinking what if you just want to use this to power a bunch of LED lights on DC would that last much longer since much less power would be lost since there is no AC conversion.You can also use it to power and charge laptops cell phones maybe a portable wireless router or if anyone can find a router that runs on DC. basically replace any appliance that can be replaced from an AC equivalent to a DC one November 8, 2019 Reply Dan F good deal keep spreading the word – if ony there was an easy way to buy the battery pack holders for us non electrically inclined…. November 8, 2019 Reply scramick get a $500 generator that uses propane or natural gas. Just like the gentleman says at 20:00. Don't waste your time with all of this. Nothing beats the combustible engine. November 8, 2019 Reply David James How dumb can these people be? Just idle your car and use an inverter. That should give you about 1000 watts of usable power. There is no need for all of those houses to be black. With 2 idling cars they can get 2000 watts. They don't need to buy a generator, they already have 1 or more in their driveway/garage. Jackasses! November 8, 2019 Reply Jesse Parker Dont buy an aluminium bus bar!!!!!! there is such a thing as galvanic corrosion between copper and aluminium. The only way you can use copper is to use Noalox but still avoid if at all possible. November 9, 2019 Reply Torjus HT Pretty cool, some day I will learn some about electronics so I don't kill myself while messing around. November 9, 2019 Reply Not Applicable I'll just not live in California. November 9, 2019 Reply Voluntary Comrade Should change the title to "California Blackouts? Get out and move states. " November 10, 2019 Reply DigitalIP this is why I have USB power banks and an assortment of USB LED lights and USB Strip lights, I've also been making my own 18650 chargers and power banks November 10, 2019 Reply Joe Slow What type of battery chemistry is this module? LifePo? November 11, 2019 Reply Andrew Campbell YOUVE LOST WEIGHT!! November 11, 2019 Reply Robert Days I like watching these videos but I don't understand most of it. November 11, 2019 Reply 805gregg Just vote the idiot Dims out November 12, 2019 Reply KC9UDX Keep the power off. Think how many planets you'll save. And how much less cancer Californians will believe they have. November 12, 2019 Reply Toe Jam California, and you want these moronic liberals running a country when they can’t even run San Francisco? November 12, 2019 Reply Dunken K Bliths 2Kw Grid Tie Inverter – have you found that inverter safe to use ? has it lasted well ? November 12, 2019 Reply Grant Only in California would the government force the populace into all electric, then turn the electricity off. ….and 32% would not be angry. 0:29 LOL Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill himself. November 12, 2019 Reply Harris Alimi this is why i use youtube November 13, 2019 Reply Thomas Kelly Would these be a better battery than the Leaf units that Tech Direct builds? They do have a cooling fan which the leaf units don't. November 13, 2019 Reply Pica Delphon 48 Volts will work Great on the Old Cisco Rack Units..Flops on the Floor like a Fish at the end of the Video.. From the Time elapse … November 13, 2019 Reply Dbf Crell This seems really expensive. What are the chances I can get this at a fles market? November 14, 2019 Reply Rick Nelson Can these be picked up in person to avoid shipping cost? Would allow a much larger system to be installed. Also are these lithium batteries? November 14, 2019 Reply Mac 2 Lol the news "experts" it is cheap and the best idea. You can get it cheaper too. November 15, 2019 Reply Mac 2 Those are nice setups, and 500 is great November 15, 2019 Reply immrnoidall OMG.you are great. this price is great. November 15, 2019 Reply John Conrad when you are loading the inverters or batteries etc, what kind of load do you have? where do you pump the energy? do you have a big bank of load resistors etc? November 16, 2019 Reply Peace How about putting the power underground, you would save in the long run! November 17, 2019 Reply qxz001 interesting videos. Don't like commercials in middle of video. You are trapping views with commercials in order to see remainder of video. No good!! November 18, 2019 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.