RideRiptide released a new extended range board, the R1X, along with the option to purchase the battery to upgrade an existing R1 or R1E. I know the Chinese parts on this board aren’t the best (except for wheels and deck), but the current battery just sucks and I’d like to upgrade it.
The new battery is a 6s4p/10AH/212Wh with the Samsung 25R cells (not sure if R2 or R5)
They priced the pack at $299 which I think is overpriced. (Meepo’s 295Wh Sanyo pack is $255)
Does anyone here build custom packs? What would something like this cost to build?
They claim double the range (makes sense since the old 6s3p battery was rated at 97Wh).
How does the voltage sag on these cells compare to the Sanyo GA cells? What about expected life (charge/discharge cycles)?
My basic and limited understanding is that adding cells in series increases speed, and adding them in parallel increase range. However, given the hard coded parameters in the existing ESC, I’d be curious to know how they compare. I can see why RideRiptide chose a 6s4p config, keeping compatibility with the existing chargers. They’re claiming an increase in top speed of about 2mph with the new battery. Personally I’m ok with 20mph as is on the R1E. If the 10s2p will give me more juice for hill climbing or faster acceleration overall, without voltage sag, I wouldn’t mind it at all. @DAddYE, what kind of range are you getting with the Meepo battery on your R1?
He has a post talking about it…
I’ll try and find it, but basicly he said range, speed, acceleration and braking were all improved. I believe he said he got somewhere around 10 miles range (without killing it) on the board now with much less noticeable battery sag.