The video shows how to make a large, plywood battery box that will hold (10) 6 volt deep cycle batteries. The batteries are used to store DC electricity for a solar or wind turbine system.
The plywood box measures 48″ long x 24″ wide x 15″ tall. It was made from one sheet of 3/4″ Oak plywood. To keep cost down, try to find damaged plywood, I picked sheet for $10.00 (regular price is $66.00 each)
In the past, I have built a smaller box for (4) batteries and it has worked out well.
Below is some of pictures of the build.
Part 2 of this video series is found below
I uses a passive venting system for the battery box. The battery box hold (4) 6 volt deep cycle batteries. It is wire for a the volt system. The box was constructed from f/8″ Birch plywood and painted white. The lid can easily be flipped open and closed tightly. I have added a seal around the outside of the lid. For me, it’s just a piece of mind that something can function without moving parts. The venting system was made up from 3/4″ – 1-1/2″ PVC pipe that was dry fitted together. The large 1-1/2″ pipe for the rising hydrogen and the small 3/4″ fresh air pipe running to the bottom. It creates a vacuum inside the box and doesn’t need electricity to work.
The batteries appear dirty because they bubbled over and the acid had to be neutralized with baking soda.