The kWeld battery spot welder is an amazing tool for constructing and/or fixing battery packs, particularly with 18650 lithium ion battery cells.
A picture of a kWeld battery welding system
This is specifically designed for spot welding metal tabs onto battery cells. Any other use is not permitted and will result in a warning for breaching our safety policy.
Induction Class: Yellow Tool (Induction Required)
Welding Input Voltage: 4v - 30v
Maximum Switch Current: 2,000A
Maximum Weld Energy: 500 Joules
This induction has two parts:
- Watch our online video induction (coming soon, for now skip to #2).
- Visit us during staffed hours to get signed off.
You should be familiar with how to operate this tool after completing an induction. However, a quick reference guide is included below to assist you.
Warning: the kWeld produces large magnetic fields and must not be used around people with pacemakers or similar sensitive equipment.
- Wipe down the electrode tips with dry paper towel.
- Configure the kWeld energy as per the following (seek advice with staff for other materials):
- 0.1mm pure nickel strip 20J
- 0.2mm pure nickel strip 50J
- 0.3mm pure nickel strip 100J
- Continually check the battery, battery connectors, and electrodes for excessive heat.
- If any of the above components get too hot to touch, stop use for 5 minutes and check again before continuing.
- If you receive any errors or low battery warnings please stop use and contact a staff member for assistance. Note: only authorised members are permitted to recharge the kWeld battery.
- Wipe down the electrode tip with dry paper towel.
- Remove all bits of loose heat shrink, wires, metal strip cutoffs, etc. from the work area.
- Unplug the battery connector and pack the kWeld away into it's box.