Yup it is still $20; I asked them if there were any price drops recently, if Evolve was indeed going to upgrade to have a BMS that was hardware-locked to the ESC. However, it’s too big of an order for me, possibly too big for this whole forum lol. I wouldn’t mind forking over $200 to buy 10 or so but even then I cannot imagine multiple people dropping that kind of money unless they also wanted to sell batteries.
@pjotr47 Yes it is the correct BMS as far as I know; I was able to purchase 10 as a “test purchase” and all of them functioned perfectly, showing 0 charge cycles upon startup. I currently am running 2 on my boards w/one as a spare, and either sold the other BMS’s to recoup the cost of the purchase or installed/sold them with my own batteries at the time. On a tangent, I was also able to acquire the unique quick-connector (connecting the wiring from the batt. to the bms) used by the manufacturer, some of which I still have.
@AlexBE I would not mind having 10-20 units, as I can make batteries and sell them locally. However, the logistics/time is a major concern - that is partly why I made this post, to see if anyone had any ideas on how to make this work, if at all lol.
@moon Yeah, I’m hoping that there is a way to figure things out. It really depends on how many units people here would want overall, but at best I can only imagine 50 being wanted in the whole forum. If any Evolve battery sellers were interested in this purchase, that may help, since they could speed up their production time - and only charge $20 or so to cover the costs per BMS.