I need to tap into the bountiful wealth of knowledge within this wonderful electric skateboard builder community for this one. I can’t get my electric skateboard battery to turn on.
Some background: I’d been happily riding my DIY esk8 (using an Enertion Space Cell Pro4, a 170kv motor, FOCBOX and GT2B controller) for a while last year until disaster struck - I went over a sidewalk while skating and the impact of the landing literally tore my truck in half. The side of the truck with my brushless out runner and wheel simply separated and got torn from the board, forcefully unplugging the phase wires from the motor and switching the board off. As I was on the cusp of a semester abroad, I thought I might as well approach the problem later. Well, now it’s later and I’ve rebuilt everything to get my skateboard back to its former glory… except that now the battery won’t turn on.
I’ve attached a video detailing my problem (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK1DzHaJ9m0&frags=pl%2Cwn):
- First, I thought the battery was just totally out of juice after my time spent abroad. But I just ordered a new battery charger from @JLabs and, when plugged in, my battery still won’t take a charge.
- Then I thought maybe the switch was faulty. I’d already replaced the switch on the original battery, but I’ve ruled out the switch being the issue as the battery won’t turn on even if I make contact with the two white wires going to the switch itself.
- Now I’m thinking that it’s a greater problem, like maybe the BMS was harmed during the crash, or maybe the motor being yanked out from the battery also tore out some type of solder?
If someone out there could kindly take a look at my video and tell me what you think the problem might be, that would be hugely appreciated. Thanks in advance!!