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Has anyone used a Shockley LifEPO4 Battery Pack??

Hello,
I am looking into a getting a 36v 10AH pack from Shockley. They sell there stuff on ebay and on http://www.EcoForumZ.com/.

It comes with a nice case, charger and BMS. I asked about the cells used, and they said they are new foil pack 3.2v cells. Has anyone heard of them? Is anyone using this pack? I attached a picture.

From Ebay:

Can I run my LiFePO4 Battery with no BMS?

Hello,
I am a newbie who just purchased my first e-bike conversion kit. I picked up the Phoenix 5304 hub motor with a 40 amp controller. The battery been used is a duct tape 48v 20ah pack. I converted my bike and everything worked fine my first time out........until I started to smell smoke :(. I looked over the battery pack it was fine, not even warm. I then inspected the BMS which basically melted. The solder was dripping off the BMS like water!

I did some testing, and believe it or not the BMS still works. After my testing I decided to do the following.

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