kWeld – laser cut housing kit
2018-02-04
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kCap ultracapacitor module

30,00139,00

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NOTE: available for pre-order! Production is ongoing, and a first batch is expected from the supplier by early March, 2020.

Improved design with additional input protection, allowing for a wider range of power supplies!

To U.S. customers: our domestic reseller offers a selection of keenlab products, please contact: Kweld@18650shrink.com or go here

To Australian customers: our local reseller is building up stock and accepts preorders here

The assembly and operation manual is available on this website for download: https://www.keenlab.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/kCap-manual-r1.0.pdf (note: under revision!)


This module features six Maxwell BCAP0310-P270-T10 ultracapacitors with ultra low internal resistance, delivering more than 1000A of pulse current to the kWeld system, but the power delivery capacity of the module of up to 5kW enables the use of this module can also be used for a variety of other demanding applications.

Connect a suitable power supply to the inputs of the module, and the kWeld to its output terminals to create a stationery spot welding solution. Because it is modular, you can easily change back the system into a portable welder.

In order to weld with quick repetition rates, the kSupply module is recommended to power this module as it provides 70A of charging current. Whe welder consumes up to 500W of average input power during intense use. However, when a slower recharging speed can be accepted, the following options may offer a more affordable solution. An output current of at least 20A is recommended – the kCap user manual includes a graph that estimates the achievable welding repetition rate as a function of available current.

  • Meanwell RSP-150-7.5 (available from Digikey: 1866-4228-ND – use the adjustment trimmer to set the output voltage to 8.2V – warning: protect the AC input side against risk of electrical shocks!)
  • Any lead acid battery charger with 13.8V output voltage
  • Any bench power supply

 

The key specifications are:

  • input voltage 8.1V – 14.0V
  • input current 70A max
  • input protected from reverse powering the supply (ideal diode circuit)
  • output voltage is automatically kept in 8.0V – 8.3V range (power supply disconnect)
  • six Maxwell BCAP0310 cells in a 3S2P configuration
  • pack capacity 206F / 6780Ws
  • internal resistance 3.3 milliOhms
  • typical short circuit current 2400A
  • maximum power delivery 5000W (into a 3.3 milliOhm load)
  • advanced balancing circuit that keeps all cells within +-50mV at all charging levels
  • temperature monitoring and control of an optional 120mm fan
  • separate input and output terminals (for ring cable lugs, with holes for M5 screws)
  • LED indication for balancer activity, temperature sensor, and charging activity
  • fully protected against voltage spikes from inductive kickback from welding
  • dimensions 110 x 110 x 47mm

 

Performance when used with kWeld:

  • maximum continuous repetition rate with kWeld (50J pulses):
    • once every 4 seconds without fan cooling
    • once every 2 seconds with a Scythe Slip Stream SY1225SL12SH fan mounted (not included in the kit)
  • typical welding current 1100A
  • maximum usable welding pulse energy 100J

 

This product comes in two different flavors:

Without capacitors: you receive the circuit board with all components soldered – except for the BCAP0310 capacitors, in case you wish to source the capacitors by yourself and plan to solder them onto the board.

Complete: you receive a complete board that is ready to go, including two connecting cables (AWG8 with crimped cable lugs on both ends) that replace the stock kWeld battery cables.

Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 10 cm
completion grade

without capacitors, complete

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