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Where is all that GoFundMe and PayPal money going?

Published by Mooch in the blog Mooch's blog. Views: 2848

This blog entry will list all items I purchased with the incredible donations the vaping community made to help me buy batteries for testing and to build a dedicated vaping battery test area.

Total Remaining = TBD

Equipment Fund Withdrawals:
  • GoFundMe fees = TBD
  • Federal, State, and Local taxes = TBD (GoFundMe states they send out a 1099 in some circumstances. I'll get more info about this but all the purchases are deductible so there probably won't be any donations held aside for taxes).
  • 9/27/16 — $44 — Two high pressure replacement fans for the electronic loads.
  • 10/5/16 — $489 — iCharger 4010 Duo charger, PowerLog 6S meter, connecters, and cable for high power battery cycle life testing and marrying/rotating testing.
  • 10/5/16 — $489 — Three 30V/5A adjustable and one 30V/24A adjustable power supplies to replace the five supplies that were trashed by an electrical surge.
  • 10/6/16 — $264 — Datalogging thermocouple thermometer to replace failing unit.
  • 10/8/16 — $65 — Ten port USB hub (3 for charge, 7 for USB devices).
  • 10/13/16 — $58 — Five laptop power bricks and power cords to power the chargers.
  • 10/14/16 — $TBD — Tektronix TBS2102 oscilloscope for PWM mod and charger battery testing.
Battery Fund Withdrawals:
  • GoFundMe fees = TBD
  • Federal, State, and Local taxes = TBD (GoFundMe states they send out a 1099 in some circumstances. I'll get more info about this but all the purchases are deductible so there probably won't be any donations held aside for taxes).
  • 9/27/16 — $30— Two AWT 50A cells.
  • 9/27/16 — TBD — Three sets of MXJO batteries.
  • 9/28/16 — $108 — Twelve high capacity Samsung/Panasonic/LG batteries, 26650 boxes, ring insulators.
  • 10/7/16 — $60 — Eight additional high capacity batteries.
  • 10/7/16 — $34 — Two HB7's and Two 3500mAh MXJO 26650's.
  • 10/13/16 — $75 — Fourteen Kdest battery samples.
My contributions of equipment for the vaping battery test setup:
  • Fluke 87 handheld meter
  • Fluke 8846A desktop meter
  • iCharger 106b charger (for married-battery cycling)
  • Three 0-30V/0-5A power supplies (for charging and powering other chargers)
  • Two LUC V4 chargers.
  • West Mountain Radio CBA IV Pro battery analyzer w/extended software license.
  • Three CamLight Systems CC-400 400W/150A electronic loads (for increasing the battery analyzer's power handling).
  • Waye Giles ESR Meter (for measuring battery internal resistance).
  • Two Acer netbooks for running the battery analyzer and recording data from the other devices.
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