Hey y’all. Over the last few months I’ve been slowly acquiring all the equipment needed to start a battery building service. I have started building a few batteries for friends so I just wanted to start a thread showing off my work. As I complete batteries, I will show a step-by-step process of my builds in order to show my work. For now, I’m only posting 1 build as I have not finished my others yet due to a crazy summer semester. As I get a bit more time, I will also be building some standard shape flat packs that I will be selling on this thread in order to get some more projects under my belt.
Until I can work out all of the details and register the LLC, if anybody wants a custom battery, I will be charging $10 per cell plus an extra amount based off of the bms wanted ($30 for Daly, and $50 for LLT wired for charge). $5 per cell and the bms cost will be due up front for initial cost and the rest will be due before shipment. I will provide free shipping within the CONUS.
If you have any questions, let me know and I’d be happy to answer.
Edit: As it has come to my attention, there have been some misunderstandings coming from my explanation given here. The $10 per cell covers the cell, labor, and extra parts included. I will be getting brand new Molicel p42a from 18650 battery store for the cells. This means for a 10s4p, the cost would be $430-$450 depending on the bms. If this is still unreasonable, please just let me know and my prices will be adjusted.
Edit 2: I had a lot of things going on yesterday and I for some reason thought it would be a good idea to throw this into the mix when I don’t have the time to write everything I needed to say.
As far as liability goes, I forgot to mention that for every build that I do, pictures of each step will be sent to the buyer, and I will not move on until I am approved. This does a few things. 1.Builds a bit of trust with the buyer. 2.This allows them to see each and every part and aspect of the build in order to trust the battery, and 3. It will reduce liability of myself. There is also a waiver that needs to be signed upon shipment that basically states that “the buyer gave approval for every part of the build and is authorizing the completion and shipment of the battery. Therefore, anything done with the battery after shipment is up to the customer, and any damages that may occur from doing so is the doing of the customer. I will not be held responsible for misuse of equipment.”
I hope this clears some stuff up as well.
Here is a folder of pictures of some of the batteries I have built - https://photos.app.goo.gl/hCEyuCh2tAp1UWXT6