Hey guys. I’ve been pondering and wondering how to attach my battery pack to my new board’s deck, but haven’t come up with with a satisfactory solution yet.
I’ve been looking through the “no words, just pictures” thread to see how other people have done it, but I haven’t been able to ascertain, if most of them are just bolted on through the bottom of the case and deck. The deck is quite flexy, as can be seen in the short clip below and I feel that bolting it straight through the deck would transfer a lot of mechanical stress to the deck and pack when the deck flexes. (Deck made by a colleague at work, he can be found @ https://www.instagram.com/pabloboards )
Straps have also been used to tie the pack to the board, but you would have to get them quite tight to stop the pack from being able to move around and then if you use non-elastic material it’s once again putting more stress/squeezing the pack harder when the deck flexes. With an elastic material the flex would be fine, but then at normal shape it wouldn’t hold it as tight…
I’ve also seen other people mention about just using strong velcro on the deck and bottom of the battery pack to stick them together, but I’m sure about the longevity of the adhesives when exposed to multiple wet/dry cycles. I feel like the taped velcro is going to start peeling slowly off with time from the tape side.
The case I’m going to use is Serpac’s Seahorse series, model SE120. It’s gonna house a 10S6P pack, with the BMS, pushbutton switch and charging port integrated for a self-contained unit. https://www.digikey.fi/product-detail/en/serpac/SE120BK/SR-R120-B-ND/356811
Am I overthinking this? I just haven’t had a deck of this style before, so I can’t say from my own experience.