I have a power bank made of lithium ion batterys. Its 12v and over 10 amp (I can't test it do to a lack of a tester that reads over 10 amps). I am planning on making a welder out of it using 1/16 in welding rods. But I have issues with the batteries heating up do to short circuiting them.
How can I prevent them from short circuiting?
what could I take a thermostat shut-off out of to make sure I don't exceed high temperatures?
MY SOLUTION FROM RESEARCH:
I believe from what I read on the internet that I can prevent my circuit from short circuiting by doing a few things:
- Add a fuse to make sure that the max current doesn't flow from the positive to the negative.
- Add a resistor or current regulator that will prevent the max current to flow to the negative.
- Add a light that can handle the current to prevent it from short circuiting.
I have my two questions under the word questions. And I just added some possible solutions that I need to know if it will help prevent it. If you have any other questions I will be more than happy to edit this post.