I’m working on my first build and I have some question regarding parts. I’ve watched a ton of content and I’m starting to get the hang of the building process.
I know there’s a lot of posts from new comers like me. Although there’s some new alternatives on the market and I’m not really sure what to get.
I’m a happy Wowgo 2s owner but it failed on my lately, I think because of that freaking charging port cap which went off and let water in the battery enclosure. Not sure what component is failing, I want to rip off the heat shrinked PVC of the battery to look into it and see if there’s corrosion but I won’t be able to put it back on as my own heat shrink PVC didn’t arrive yet.
I was hoping to use some components in my new build:
Loaded Vanguard flex 3 or 4 (I’m 62kg I’m not sure which one suits me the most)
Caliber II 50" Trucks
85mm Orangatang 80a wheels
Bones super red bearings
Recycled Components from wowgo:
Battery : Samsung 44A 10s2p 4000mAh Battery -> 148Wh
-> Need to check if everything is right with it
-> This one should be good, just need to unsolder and resolder to the new setup.
-> These are not the most pretty enclosures but they’ll save me ~50/100€
-> It’s included in the enclosure. I suppose this is not the failing component as my board charges normally when I plug the charger in.
-> Here’s where I need help. I originally ordered the Vesc 4.12 from DIYesk8 but I read here and there that they weren’t that good. I’m thinking FOCBOX Unity but not sure when those will ship. Would love their push to start feature.
Otherwise I’m looking into Flipsky’s Vesc 6.6. Do those have included anti-spark included ?
If I get those, should I get 2x single ? 1x dual ?
Also they look to have many different versions simplified or complete ?. Not sure what the difference is between all those.
Controller : I think I would go with enertion’s nano x controller link. Would this work with Flisky’s ESC or only with the focbox ?
-> This is not a priority but I want to equip my board with front and rear lights for visibility and ideally they’d work with a voltage reducer on the same battery (where to solder this ?). Or should I buy a pre made solution such as shredlights (I’ve read mixed feelings reviews).
-> Here’s also where I kinda lost. What do I need among these:
Additional XT90 connectors
Additional XT60 ?
XT90/60 parallel / series connectors
Can bus connector (I only need this if a take a 2x dual vesc i think)
Servo connector (I think I need this in all cases to do esc -> remote receiver)
anything else ?
-> between 500 and 800$ i would guess
I do not have the budget for a big battery at the moment but hopefully I would upgrade later.
What battery configuration (voltage / amps) would take full advantage from the motor specs ?
From my calculations if I build a 10s4p with Samsung 30Q 18650 cells it would cost me around 300€ including the purchase of a Spot Welder. Which is still cheaper than any website I browsed.
I would skip on the flipsky vesc due to all the little nuances that have popped up and haven’t been remedied yet. Unity is too far away (time wise, I’m sure you actually want to ride the board, not stare at it )
I’m thinking used focboxes are your best bet, they can be found on the used items for sale tab
You said 10s4p was your plan for your battery and that’s fine. Your other option would be 12s, which can lower system temperatures because lesser amperage flows for the same effect when you raise the voltage (** someone correct me if I’m wrong) and it provides a noticeable bump in speed
If you’re looking to get rid of your old hub motors I’m looking to grab some
E: you forgot wheels!
Would it be too shameless to link my 107mm?
All the parts are good except:
You can’t use antispark because it’s inside the wowgo ESC. So you’ll need a new antispark from @Martinsp or simple xt90s loop key.
Tb vesc are good. Just use them in 10s foc. You’ll need canbus or ppm splitter.
Flipsky 6.6 dual is good in bldc.
Unity should be great. Should be shipped by this month but second batch is only in next year.
Everything else is good.
Get Riptide bushings and tunnel risers from @Alphamail
I’m getting mixed reviews on the VESCs lol.
I think I will go flipsky 6.6 and maybe upgrade to FOCBOX later. I could then use my old vesc with a shorter deck.
I’ll also investigate if I can find a place where there’s a shared spot welder saving most of the cost and space in my small city flat.
What are the basics I need ?
Yeah I’m in the US of a, I guess shipping will be too much
If you ever come to the states… Bring them with you?
I’ll link it in a second, let me type this out first so it doesn’t lose my process
I would honestly recommend the sanyo 20700 a cells, or whatever the name is they have 3000mah(I think?) And 30a discharge, meaning that if you stuck with 12s4p you would have tons of range and little voltage sag
But if you wanted to stick with 18650s , can’t beat the 30q