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Part 1 of 2 Local Battery Manufacturing in Nepalgunj, Nepal, RIDS-Nepal In-house Production https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOTFBDLziHI

Part 2 of 2 Local Battery Manufacturing in Nepalgunj, Nepal, RIDS-Nepal In-house Production https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSn0UuuHD_A

Methods not approved by OSHA i'm sure. But, What a glimpse into the past might have looked like when Delco light plants and glass jar batteries were common on the farms.

There's something to be said about doing things the old fashioned simple way.

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I finally figured out why batteries cost so much in the last few years, the EPA has forced lead processing offshore by rules designed to do that, or the new lead rules force the battery makers to pass on the extra cost burdens to consumers.
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Looks like me in the basement when I was about 13. Tore more than a few car batteries apart to get the lead so I could melt it. Was fun to pour a ladle full of lead into a bucket of water. Could cast only so many things out of lead so I moved on to aluminum.

I feel like mailing those guys a box of gloves. And a big ventilation fan.
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Another interesting battery construction video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVo4UwJ2_FQ

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Another Battery construction video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw7lLuy8-IU

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0eE_5GZZiE

Another battery building video. Looks like might be the same corner of the world as the first two videos?

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All those video's are cool, but none ever mention where they are getting the supplies. The plates, separator strips or other required inputs. Anyone can assemble one if he has the new plates and such, but where are these plates, etc, coming from?
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All those video's are cool, but none ever mention where they are getting the supplies. The plates, separator strips or other required inputs. Anyone can assemble one if he has the new plates and such, but where are these plates, etc, coming from?
The tools are made locally in Nepal. The plates, separator strips and other required components are harvested from old batteries. The plastic cases are sometimes manufactured locally. Most of the cases are cleaned and recycled too. They are just recycling the good plates back into their batteries and melting down the rest for lead.

There is atleast a couple books available,

The Battery Builders Bible, https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Build.../dp/0983784752

Rebuilding Lead-Acid Batteries- Free to look at. https://www.powerstream.com/1922/bat..._WITTE.htm#toc

Probably a lot more hidden on Google Books in the old stuff made freely available.

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In the videos I saw they only were reusing the cases and the scrap lead for connectors and terminals. The plates and seperators are new. The plates aren't simply remelted lead, their more complicated that that. I guess I need to know how to make the plates, what the material is that is on the lead grid of the plate and the difference in the material from + to - plates.
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In the videos I saw they only were reusing the cases and the scrap lead for connectors and terminals. The plates and seperators are new. The plates aren't simply remelted lead, their more complicated that that. I guess I need to know how to make the plates, what the material is that is on the lead grid of the plate and the difference in the material from + to - plates.
They reuse the plates too. Not melted down and reformed either. They just gather plates from different batteries of the same AH rating and try to scrape off some of the sulfation. This is apparent in the first two videos at the very start of this discussion.

They don't work nor last very long either. I had the opportunity to ask a friend who lives in Nepal about these batteries. Basically they are crap, but all that some of them can afford for home lighting and 12v appliances.

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