Utility Dive Newsletter

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We’ve found there to always be something interesting and worth our time in the newsletter, and we’re passing that little tip along to any of you who appreciate knowledge.


Troubleshooting Your Pack and BMS

We receive about 200 emails per day from people who are trying to build a lithium-based battery pack, and have run into some sort of problem. As a global seller of BMS units, we often hear complaints that the BMS isn’t working properly.

Well let me tell you something. We test every unit before it leaves our shop so that we can shoot down the idea that the BMS isn’t working properly. We do that for you the builder, and also for us. If you can focus on your build knowing that the BMS isn’t the source of your problem, you are going to find the actual problem much faster than blaming failure on the complicated, mysterious BMS unit.

So here you go: Our notes on how to troubleshoot the bug in your build:

You’re welcome!

Bringing back the Store

We’ve had too many requests to ignore. We’re bringing back the store here to our home website. Everything will still be available at eBay, but prices here will be a bit lower as we’re not having to pay all the extra listing fees.

Also, we will soon be adding an investment page to track and discuss investment opportunities that we actively invest in. Many of these are publicly traded companies. Just always do your own homework.

Will Prowse Gives Our BMS a Real Workout!

The eBay sales went nuts, followed by silence as my entire inventory of 4S 12V 60Amp LiFePO4 BMS units turned in a matter of minutes.

Then I received an email from a friend and customer providing me with a link to the video….

All I can say is Wow! I have never seen such an intellectual and fantastically exciting examination of anything within the realm of electrical circuits.

We’ve posted this on our Projects tab for long-term storage, but this was so fun to be a part of, we’re posting it here. Take a look:

Will Prowse is amazing. I am so impressed with this young man! William, I’d like to buy stock in you right now!

Busy Bees

We’ve been under an almost overwhelming volume of activity the last month, and it has caused us to retrench a bit from our daily upkeep of the website.

First, we’ve killed our storefront here at Gridvision.net. All sales are going through our eBay and Amazon channel at this point. Dueling inventory code was just not something we have time to write at present. We’ve entered the Global Shipping program of eBay, and we’ve already begun making sales around the globe. Our most active non-continental US areas are Australia, Italy and Puerto Rico. Hawaii has been strong as well. We’ve also entered into a deal with a large US supplier of lithium-based cells, and we’re about to begin offering these at excellent prices through our eBay channel. This will complement our existing manufacturer relationships, and allow us to offer an entire array of chemistries and sizes.

We’ve teamed up to start a new entity that has just now been awarded a Patent Pending on a production process for Graphene Nanoribbons. We are actively looking for a suitable lab environment and partner to prove and refine the manufacturing process. Our new entity is General Graphene Technology, Inc.

Over and Out.

Solar & DC Circuit Breakers

We’ve received a new shipment of Solar/DC circuit breakers. These are DIN Rail mounted MCB (mini-circuit breakers). Check them out in the engineering shop here: Solar & DC Circuit Breakers

We have these in three trip levels:

  • 16Amp
  • 40Amp
  • 50Amp

Plus we ship them with sections of DIN rail.

A Few Good Links

The NSA open-source code project is fascinating whether you are a code writer or not. Check it out https://code.nsa.gov/. We will post the link in our project area for permanent access.

Another treasure is a research paper by Professor Jem Bendell. The paper may be downloaded directly from our site here: “Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy“. Professor Bendell’s website is here.

Are you a Youtube Video Creator?

And do you enjoy working with electronics and lithium batteries?

If so, we’d like to talk to you about a partnership with us. We have a ton of projects and tutorials we’d like to create, but we just don’t have the expertise. And that’s where you come in.

Use our contact form to get in touch. You might be exactly who we are looking for.

Update to Our Security Toolkit

We’ve made an update to an existing project by adding a new spam/user registration plugin to our toolkit.

Read about Bryan Hadaway’s “Stop Spammers” plugin for Word Press, and get it running within minutes on your Word Press site if you don’t already have it installed. We’ve been impressed with its capabilities.