This is my first build and I wanna say thanks for the all of info people have posted. This is very helpful. This all started with a an Altered Fantom 1.0 I bought for my son. He wasnt crazy about it, so I started playing around with it. I haven’t been on a skateboard in close to 20 years, so I had fun…but not ENOUGH fun, so I started looking for mods.
The only thing I’ve done is bypass the breaker (14amp WTF!) so it wouldn’t quit every 2 mins. Other than that, it would essentially require a new motor, esc, gears, etc. Didn’t seem like a really good path to go down. Now I’m doing a custom build. I have made some of the purchases allready, but some are still to come. The deck is usable, with the trucks, wheels,motor mount and gears installed but no electronics as of yet. Here it is…
DECK, WHEELS & TRUCKS Santa Cruz Stained Hand Skateboard Deck - Blue/Natural - 32.0in x 8.375in (in hand) - Link Pro Clear Grip Tape Sheet 9x33 (in hand) - Link 180mm Reverse Kingpin Trucks & FlyWheels 83mm White Wheels (in hand) - Link Pig 1/2" 0.5" Skateboard Longboard Riser Pad x2 Black (in hand) - Link
ELECTRICAL Electric Skateboard Motor 5055 280KV - Link TorqueBoards 120A 6S ESC - Link TorqueBoards 2.4ghz Nano Remote Controller (in hand) - Link x2 (series) ZIPPY Flightmax 5000mAh 3S1P 30C (ordered) - Link
MECHANICAL DIY Electic Skateboard Kit - Pulleys, Belts and Motor Mount - 5065/5055 motor, 16 & 48 tooth (in hand) - Link
EXTRAS Shoreline Marine Propel Kayak Carry Handle with Hardware, Black - Link Outdoor Products Watertight Tablet Case, Clear - Link 12V Battery Charge Light LED Voltmeter Condition Charging Red Indicator Unit - Link
The idea was to build a decent warehouse crawler (10-15mph, 1 to 1.5 hour runtime) for not a lot of money. I skimped on the trucks, mount & pulleys assuming I could replace them later with either custom or DIY gear. I’m gonna go ahead an say the ones I got off of eBay are junk. I’m going to use them for now, but I plan on replacing them very quickly :).
So, are there any obvious issues with the parts that I missed?
What is the charge time going to be on the 5000mAh batteries with the parallel board? I’ve see some conflicting info (at least as far as my understanding goes) about power switches. There are anti-spark switches in use, some people are using 20amp toggles, etc. Is it possible, recommended even, to use a 20-40 amp toggle switch? If so, to what part are the poles connected? After the batteries & before the ESC?
Thanks for the assistance, and good luck with your own builds.