Connecting Makita 18v battery to step down

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Joined Mar 19, 2014
So I am converting my Makita fluorescent light into an led light. I bought a step-down converter to take it down from 18, to 12v, though when I connected it up, pop went the capacitor. I did some research and found that it is something that will happen when the polarity is the wrong way around, so I double checked this time, the polarity was correct... Connected it up again and off went the capacitor again. The Makita battery is a 4.0ah battery and here is the link to the step-down converter.