I don’t know about you, but I’m addicted to electric skateboarding. The freedom it gives you opens up your mind and unfortunately shortens your attention span (I get bored of shit way faster now due to constant high awareness) But the range always kept me away from exploring in the way I truly wanted. I always was looking for more range, bought expensive battery packs but they still sucked range wise and interchangeability wise. So I build a 50-60 mile battery mod for my boosted by the Vitaliy from YouTube (Electric Portable Vehicle) recipe but much larger. I present you Boosted V2 12s9p 30.5ah Battery packs were made with copper wire to ensure flexibility (I was affraid nickel strips would eventually break where copper wire would be just fine), 2x12s1p by 2x12s1p on each side, all covered in silicone (the one u use in your bathroom to fill up the cracks) with metal plates on the bottom pack to protect from any impact. All held together by I want to say about 10 layers of electrical tape, very sturdy. Made wooden risers for clearance with extra length to give my board that bumper, am thinking about drilling a hole in the risers for a head and tail light. Waterproof connector feeding directly into the controller, bms regulates the additional pack and cuts off current when fully charged.
All and all it’s a prototype for something even bigger (boosted stealth 12s19p with bms because it’s wider and I will use all terrain wheels for that one aka even more clearance) but for a first project I think it’s a success. I ride my board very loose so it’s still as maneuverable as before, nothing changed. Still as flexy, just twice as heavy.
Ps, anyone who thinks this is too much range can keep their opinion to themselves. Any other critique about design and other aspects of the build are very much welcome.
This post is unfinished, will update later this week.