It’s been a little long in making this post but here we are! The official public launch of Black Fox Boards’ battery building services!
I am by no means an expert at battery building, but over the dozen or so packs I have made I picked up a few tips and tricks, some shamelessly acquired by stalking the battery builders club thread, others developed by me in the rare stroke of intelligence I occasionally am privy to. But I’d like to share what I have learned in the form of making custom packs! I honestly really enjoy battery making, it allows me to practice skills and exercise a level of precision which I think is really good for me, what this means for you is that even though I do these services at profit, I am not here for profit and so it is not in my best interest to cheat you in any way, I strive to be as proud of every battery as I possibly can be, mistakes happen but I will be upfront and honest about everything I can and offer the best customer service within reason.
Costs vary depending on difficulty and I will need to work out what is needed for each battery but this is the formula I want to stick to is listed below. I can do other related services like other wiring at special request, but battery salvage is not an option (cells must arrive to me in a ready to weld condition).
- Complete batteries
– $80 initial cost (includes start fee, BMS, charge port with fuse, and pack termination)
– $3.20 to $4.00 per cell (covers time and basic materials; dependent on assembly complexity)
- Parallel groups
– $20 initial cost (start fee)
– $1.40 per cell (covers time and per cell materials)\
- Cells, PayPal fees, special additions (PCB backing, cell spines, modular wiring, smart BMSs, antisparks, etc.), shipping (packaging, insurance, shipping label) are all at cost and can either be ordered to me or the cost added to the total
- Per cell costs are discounted by 5% after every 50 cells up to a maximum of 25%
I ship via ground services using USPS/UPS/FedEx from 19711, or you can arrange to pick up the battery from me in person. Typically I will ship in a cardboard box with 1" or more of bubble wrap depending on the pack, but more robust packaging is available for a fee. I highly recommend purchasing inside a deck or enclosure as it adds another layer of mechanical and chemical protection during transit, it can either be ordered to me or added to the total cost. Shipping is in the United States only unless a prepaid shipping label and customs sheet is provided.
The best warranty I can offer is a promise of non-DOA (return at buyer’s expense, repairs and reshipping covered by me; void if package is damaged or tampered with in any way) and discounted repair services within 42 days of delivery (shipping and materials at buyer’s expense, labor covered by me; void if battery shows any signs of damage or abuse)
All sales are final once shipped, any cancellation prior to shipping will be partially refunded with a fee of 20% to 40% of the total battery value depending on the state of the battery at the time of cancellation. Alternatively I can hold on to the battery until you resell it, you must cover any increase in shipping expense, warranty is transferable under this condition.
These are batteries I made under Black Fox Board branding, if you PayPal me enough I’ll make one just for you!
If anything seems amiss or unreasonable please don’t hesitate to let me know, I just want to make some batteries at the end of the day. If you want to track my battery building you can follow me at Instagram.com/BlackFoxBoards, all validation is appreciated and I really like when I wake up in the morning to the little hearts on my home screen. You can reach out me to make an inquiry me via Instagram, email (email@example.com), or forum
Zach Tetra from Black Fox Boards