12 cells for 6s?

This is probably a stupid question but if i want a 6s battery do i need 12 or 6 1860 cells?

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6S means 6 batteries connected in series. However, that isn’t going to give you a lot of discharge current and would be a pretty poor performer. You can help this situation by adding batteries in parallel too. So you could have 6S2P which is 6 batteries connected in series with each battery having an additional battery in parallel meaning that you are now using 12 batteries. If you extrapolate that to 6S4P you are now using 24 batteries but its still a 6S battery.

Hope that helps


It depends how many in parallel you want.

A 6S1P battery will use 6 cells, all connected in series. A 6S2P battery will use 12 cells. It uses 6 groups in series, and each group is two cells in parallel. A 6S3P battery will use 18 cells. It uses 6 groups in series, and each group is three cells in parallel.

As you can see this quickly leads to a multitude of battery configurations if you include different amounts of cells in series.

Since you’re using 18650’s, you should decide how many parallel cells you need based off of the max current draw of the cells and the capacity that you want.

A 6S2P battery will have twice the capacity and twice the maximum current draw of a 6S1P battery. Similarly, a 6S3P battery will have three times the maximum current and capacity as a 6S1P. Some batteries go up to 5 cells in parallel.

It’s entirely up to you what to use, depending on how over or under powered you want your battery and skateboard to be. But also please adhere to the battery spec, Don’t try and draw 30 amps from a 6S1P battery made of cells that are rated for 15 amps.


So if i followed this video would i have 22.2v and a 12,000mah capacity ?( I know the batteries are not 4,000mah, they are 2,000mah)

2000mah X6 =12,000 mah. So you need six P. 6pX6s.

36 cells.