I think your post sums it up nicely. But as I said in the other thread, there is no way to put pressure on the pouch encased in the aluminum housing unless one wants to crush their cells. I will reiterate, the idea is to mount the cells in a fixture that will keep the the cells from expanding. No pressure is needed except to keep the fixture in place flat against the cells. When the aluminum housing begins to expand it will apply pressure against the fixture and the fixture will stop it from expanding. That's my take on what EVE told me. That's what I am going to go with unless EVE has some other explanation to give to ghostwriter.Some amount of pressure is good for the life of the cells.
The SOC would be a good question for EVE. I am planning to mount mine at a low SOC...probably empty...10 volts or so.Do any of them tell you what state of charge the cells should be in when you apply the 12psi?
I tightened mine until my lock washers were flat. That is exactly 12psi
I have six 5/16 threaded rods and .5 inch plywood. I am going to torque mine down until the lock washers are flat and stop. I don't have a torque wrench. I am building a 8S square pack. Two rods will be on each side with 2 in the middle.