Hi everyone, after doing quite a bit of research on E-Boards and electronics in general I decided to build my first one (also my first DIY project). I’m going with the following components:
Enertion Single Motor kit (R-Spec Pro+) 2x5000 mAh 4S Zippy Flightmax 20C batteries in series Enertion VESC Diyelectricskateboard On/Off Switch (If you have a better, and more importantly, cheaper idea, I’ll be please to hear it :P) HK-GT2B Transmitter-Receiver
As for connections, I plan to do the following (If you think any of the parts listed here are low quality, or I can get cheaper ones from other sources please tell me):
I will use this http://www.ebay.es/itm/Lipo-Balancer-8S-auf-2-x-4S-JST-XH-Lange-10cm-Splitter-Silikonkabek-/151972427155?hash=item2362433593:g:-JcAAOSwzhVWskum to turn the 2x4S balance leads into an 8S one, and the use an 8S Voltage Meter to check how much power I have left (I’m guessing that’s possible)
Regarding the voltage meter, I planning to:
Buy a deck that has the front and rear “holes” like this one http://loadsofdecks.com/maestro-mini-32/, then I will try to place and glue the voltage meter to the top (and front) of the deck and connect it to the batteries, the idea behind that is that I want to be able to check how much power I have left while riding the board but without having to turn my head all the way down “raptor-board style”.
As far as the build, I have some worries. I don’t know if I should buy a Watt meter, and once I know how much power I may need in the worst scenario ¿set that as a limit in the VESC?. As far as my understanding reaches, @carl.1 VESC’s don’t need many adjustments to work properly, but I’m looking for regenerative braking and lowest battery consumption possible so I guess I may need to play with the settings a bit (correct me if I’m wrong). Also, once I learn about it, I will probably fiddle as much as I can with the VESC.
Finally, as for the enclosure, I’m still considering different possibilities, but for the front one (batteries and VESC will be separated, FRONT-REAR) I’ll cut a plastic box (I want to be able to easily change LiPos on the go).
Any suggestions are more than welcome. I’m planning to start building as soon as I get all the parts and when my exams are over.