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Problem with space cell..any solutions?


#1

Hi guys,

So I’ve had my space cell for a good couple months now and just today, it decided to quit working. I ran over a small pothole and next thing I know, the battery was off and I couldn’t get it turned on or charging. I have the later version of space cell so it is equipped with the new toggle switch. I’ve tried replacing the in-line fuse with replacements but that didn’t work. So now, I can’t power on the battery and when I try to charge the battery, the LCD display just shows 100% with the intelligent charger light is green. But I know for a fact that my battery was not fully charge when this happened. In fact, it was at about 32%.

It sounds to me like it could be the toggle switch, or the BMS. I could open up the space cell to test it but I want to see if anyone know or had similar problem with solutions before doing so.


#2

Nevermind, I found the problem! It was a connectivity issue where two of the metal tabs connecting the batteries broke off…shown in the picture. Anyone have any idea how to make the connection solid again? I don’t have spot wielder so can’t redo the tabs and I don’t want to solder bc it’s such a small area to work with that I’m afraid I’ll kill the cells due to heat.

Thanks in advance


#3

If you live in the US. there are a couple battery builders on the forum that could probably fix it
@barajabali


#4

Thanks @Namasaki

@theviith Ill take care of it for a minimal charge. pm me if interested


#5

Isn’t there some type of warranty on the space cell?


#6

I’d like to know about that too. Kinda odd that those tabs broke off. Even when fixed others will break once again. How are you mounting the pack @theviith?


#7

thanks guys @barajabali @Namasaki for the offer but I got it fixed!!! After fiddling around, I realized that I could just add another nickel plate in between the contacts and hot glue them down to secure the connection…and it worked! I’ve test ridden them earlier today with no problems!


#8

@Eboostin yea I thought so too, but apparently not lol. I don’t think Enertion offers any warranty to its products other than the VESC…but even with that, you’d have to pay extra for the warranty lol

@c4Lvin I will post a pic of my build soon, it’s a little beaten up right now so will needs some re-polishing before going public haha


#9

Caution: if the tab patches are not soldered or welded to the original strips, you could have arcing between them because of vibration and it could be some heavy arcing with 10s.


#10

if anyone is wondering about our warranty it is written here: http://www.enertionboards.com/pages/enertion-boards-terms-conditions.html

to summarise, most electronics have 60 days warranty covering manufacturing faults. (vesc platinum & raptors have longer warranty)

i would need to see a picture showing the enclosure you mounted the battery inside. was the battery protected from board flex & vibrations?

to fix this problem i suggest lifting up one side, like you a turning a page in a book, then you will be able to see inside, in the middle between the cells. you will then need to use your soldering iron to bridge the gaps.