This is my first E-Board i’m creating, i’m going to admit I am splurging a fair amount and am looking to have this board last me for years, there’s parts i’m aiming to finalize and some I haven’t found quite what i’m looking for so feel free to chime in and give advice!
The goal of the board is to have one that can travel great distances, last long and be as shock absorbant and steady as possible for Toronto’s hilly / bumpy sidewalks / roads.
I weigh around 100 pounds
I’m aiming for a board that can go around a solid 20km on a single charge with a decent amount leftover (used for both work and for round trip casual commuting)
Things i’m currently searching for the best solution for:
I plan on linking up around 400-500$ worth of 18650 Panasonic batteries with PVC Anode Protection. Since I plan on using this for commute purposes and potentially charging this at the workplace, I am determined to spend the extra money for the extreme long distance increase along with my ability to safely ensure the board will not cause any form of damage in the workplace (ex. spontaneous combustion). As rare as it is for a Lipo to spontaneously combust, I refuse to take that risk for any employer I work for.
Does anyone have any idea how to best link up these batteries, i’m not entirely sure the best method to link up so many batteries together from a physical architecture standpoint and so far my research has come fruitless besides understanding to shrink wrap it. So far i’m looking into linking them into a series of 6 and parallel of 7 to get 22.2V and 21,700 mAh of capacity for runtime.
Was thinking of using foam with slits sealed in fiberglass and a carbon fiber sheet for durability, flex and space
Remote / Control solution
I have no clue, looking for something like a boosted board remote, small and easy to use for 1 hand that I can operate like car, forward to accelerate (with a cap) and back to progressively break, multiple buttons for various set speeds would be really nifty. From my understanding it looks like a mix between a VESC thing and having a good remote with buttons.
I’m probably missing things as all of this is new to me and I am learning on the fly so feel free to ship me any advice if you think I missed something!