I recently purchased an electric skateboard and I ended up having some issues with the board turning off as soon as it started to move.
I figured that there was an issue with the lithium ion pack so I removed it from the board so that I could test the pack with my multi-meter.
It is made up of 20 18650 3.7V 2000mAh lithium ion cells in as 10S2P configuration.
When I read the voltage of the pack at the XT60 connector it starts at about 8V and drops to 0V fairly quickly.
When I plug in the pack to the charger and measure the voltage at the XT60 connector it reads a constant 38.4V
But if I measure the voltage between all of the cells before the custom PCB that has the BMS and the lithium ion protection circuit it reads 40.4V
This makes me think there is an issue somewhere in the custom PCB and that the cells themselves are ok, but I'm unsure how to proceed to be able to use this pack as a functional electric skateboard battery pack.