I have been thinking about having a Sanyo GA 12s5p battery made for my board soon.
I wish to keep the compartment slim and the board will be 10 inches wide, allowing me to lay the pack sideways, meaning series goes along the length and parallel goes along the width (L 39.18cm x W 18.5cm) instead of the usual series goes width wise and parallel goes length wise.(L 55.5cm x W 13.6cm)
The wheelbase is 29 inches and 55.5cm wont leave much room at all between the battery and the motors.
I’m aware that I could lay out the battery in three series width wise making the dimensions (L 37cm x W 19.59cm), however the board will not be slim along the edges because of the concave making the appearance more like a Metro-board from sideways. (No offend intended to Ilan!)
With the series traveling along the length instead of the width, I can get the pack to hug against the board into the concave sides keeping the slim look and also needing much less wire as the positive will be on one side and the series will turn around back at the other end, meaning the negative will end up at the same end as the positive!
The problem I’m having is working out how to use nickel strips to connect each series as there will be a slight curve so just simply folding the series back straight after wielding is not going to work.
Have any of you tried this or know someone who has done something like this before?