The first power on occured at 9 AM on Novembre, 26th.
The "old" lead-acid BMS was adapted to accomodate the voltages and thresholds of the lithium battery.
I installed a temporary desk in order to perform the necessary changes in the BMS software:
Monitoring the voltage with my DMM. The Nexus 7 tablet on the right displays the system real time status:
The weather was very dull yesterday. The sun gave bearly 1 KWh of energy on the whole day:
Charging of the battery started approximately at 11 AM (when the yellow area turns green). The first tests show that the modules are very well naturally balanced and behave very well under load (minimal voltage drop under heavy load). The batteries are currently at approx 50% state of charge.
In depth electrical test will be performed later.
See the real time curve
The weather should be much sunnier tomorrow. This will allow a full charge of the stack.