24v eglide 42 special batteries

I’m trying to figure out a better way to power my 42 special. The lead acid batteries are just so heavy. So my question is how many 18 650 batteries what I need to power this board? Attached are the pertinent information, if anybody knows a little bit more than me about this I would love to hear about it. Esk8sRock!


How long do you want the battery to last?

How much do you plan to ride the board?

Do you want the same range as before, or more range?

What is your budget?

What is your DIY skill level? Do you own a soldering iron? Does it scare you?

What is the size of the battery compartment?

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Yes. Very much so. Terrified.

KISS. Buy a 6s 5000mah lipo, and charger. Strap it to the bottom of board. DONE.

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The battery capacity as is is really very good it’s just that the batteries are way too heavy. I ride my board pretty much every weekend. I have a soldering iron and I know how to use it. Thanks for getting back at me, I do appreciate that.

So awesome to see this thread. This was me a few months ago. Been riding my 42 Special since 2010. I just recently finished a complete rebuild because…I came across some free 18650 batteries and wanted a lighter board.

Keep the deck and the enclosures. Trash the rest.

Buy these motors.

This ESC

Make a 10s2p battery with this kit:

You’ll need a BMS: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08RS53KJC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

other parts: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ETROGP4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

charger: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074SHG3XF/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Let me know how it goes! Mike

Yes! Thanks for that advice. I’ve had my eglide 42 special for years too, love that thing! I also have a AT as well. I’ve replaced batteries motors trucks you name it over the years but Dave just no longer has any interest in selling these parts anymore. It’s a bummer. But I am going to keep this board riding For sure. Changing out the whole drivetrain did cross my mind. I’m not sure if I want hub motors or not but I could definitely Mount some direct drives or belt drives just as easily. Good looking out, the great info and advice is much appreciated Mike!

Nice. you have an AT?! That’s awesome.

I’d recommend you go as light as possible to offset the heavy AV option you already have.

Good luck!

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