This started with a thread that @Dirt_Bag started that showed pictures of his batteries and listing his services. I thought the batteries looked fine so I contacted him for pricing. We worked out a deal and I PayPal’ed him the funds right away. I think it took about 3 weeks to get the battery. Upon receiving the battery, I noticed that the BMS was not installed. I contacted him about that and he said legally he could not ship the battery with the BMS installed. No big deal, it was only two plugs and two wires to solder that were clearly marked. I solder it up and when plugging in the second connector on the BMS, it sparked and fried the connector. I immediately unplugged everything and double checked by wiring, which is only two wires, one red, and one black. At this point the battery still is not connected to anything.
I then contacted @Dirt_bag and he immediately accused me of installing it incorrectly. I then sent him pictures of the wiring and he said it was correct. Then he blamed shipping, and that maybe the BMS was damaged during shipment.
I just wanted the battery fixed so that I could ride my board. So I sent it back to him, I payed shipping. He then said he would charge me labor to fix it and I had to pay for a new BMS. I was not happy, but what else could I do?
Mailed it back to him. Got a response right away. He said he fixed the battery and was just waiting for the BMS to come in. Said it was sold out everywhere. About three weeks now since he has gotten my battery. And about 10 days now without a response. Not sure what to do now. I payed with friends and family so no chance of getting my money back with Paypal.
I was a small business owner, that’s why I like to support small business. Just wanted to post this here to prevent this from happening again to anyone else. All this happened about 1-2 weeks before that other post. If it had happened after, I would have checked the polarity before sending it back.
Be careful out there.
thanks for reading.