Hack a Day posted a video of a teardown of the battery that powers the Tesla Model S, for those curious about how it is set up. This is not recommended for you to try at home, not only are there a huge number of bolts and Torx screws, it seems that each has a specific torque amount which must be adhered to. Inside are 16 battery packs, each of which contain 444 cells with a total of 24V, for a sum of 5.3 kWh. Do not test the charge on these batteries with your tongue! Click on through to watch the video.
"Tesla famously build their battery packs from standard 18650 lithium-ion cells, but it’s safe to say that the pack in the Model S has little in common with your laptop battery. Fortunately for those of a curious nature, [Jehu Garcia] has posted a video showing the folks at EV West tearing down a Model S pack from a scrap car, so we can follow them through its construction."
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