Sorry for the dissapointment but…it aint made out of guacamole.
Decided to take on a project besides my studies, saw the electric skate/longboards and fell in love straight away.
Ordered some stuff from Diyelectricskateboard and it was so smooth even with the long ride overseas - lovely!
Finally got my stuff right before christmas and decided to get something going here and share my progress!
As I got the motor, trucks, wheels, vesc and remote a week ahead of my actual longboard I decided to mount it on my skateboard - for the giggles
Got myself my board - mounted trucks and wheels. its a very flexy board but tried it a quickie and it feels really nice so far. Might get abit unstable at higher speeds due to the flex though.
Got my hands on a e-bike batterypack, 10s4p and was thrilled - til I realised they were Samsung ICR18650-26F 2600mAh - 5.2A which dont seem to cut it for an electric skateboard.
So for now I’ve not yet got my batteries due to problems with hobbyking - was gonna order 3s5000ah lipos from hobbyking and connect them into a 12s instead - but luckily order didnt go through. I would’ve problably regret it by now as I looked more and more towards the 18650 battery packs.
Decided Im gonna try build my own - made myself a layout of how I want it but still not decided.
Since my deck is quite flexible I most likely gonna go with a 10s3p setup to save space - might go 10s4p, or 12s3p. Any thoughts?
Also as Im not using a spotwelder this often I looked around alot and some people soldered straight onto the cell which I kinda want to avoid. Saw that some places sell their batteries with nickel solder tags from them. Quite thin thought ( 30x7x0.12mm ), is it possible to solder a lets say 10awg wire on thoose instead to avoid the soldering on the battery or would it just be taking to much heat due to the size of the soldertag?
Anyway, if you have any feedback or tips from what you read here - especially about the battery part Im greatful for advice!
Wish me good luck!