So the next part of my build is in progress. Once this is done it’ll technically be “finished” although no doubt I’ll add more/change things as I go!
If anyone knows any seasoned battery builders then please tag them in here!
Batteries. My current setup is 3 zippy batteries plugged together. Simple stuff really. Easy, effective, does the job. Issue I’ve got is range - I want to be able to go a little faster but I also want to have a good amount of range. I’ve heard the LeCroix has some pretty good range so I’d like to match it.
My plan was to make a 18650 pack in a 12s6p format.
What I was really hoping to know is if someone has this variation in their Hummie deck? It should fit because I bought the “double stack” enclosure type from @bigben but it would be really nice to see someone elses battery in the enclosure so I know what sort of space I’m working with.
- Achieve 30mph with ease. Could go faster if I really wanted to.
- Achieve 30 miles range with ease. Could go further with an “eco” mode.
- I’d like to make each p pack into a “solid block” of some sorts. I’ve seen these orange clip things that you plug over the cells - what are these called? I don’t mind doing the welding but if I could wrap these caps around the ends of the cells it would make life much easier!
- What BMS do people recommend? I was going to go for this one from eskating but it’s only advertised as being suitable for 4/5p. I have the 10s version already and I like that because it has an eswitch built in. I’d like to keep that feature if possible! https://eskating.eu/product/12s-bestech-bms-80a-12s4p-5p/
- Insulation options. What options do people recommend?
- Cable rating. I was going to go with 10awg if I had to weld it all together but if I get the clips what would be recommended? Maybe a braided strip of some sort? I don’t want the battery to be restricted in any way.
- Due to the size of the battery - should I put inline fuses as a safe guard incase of a power surge or something? I swear I heard people were doing this now but wasn’t sure. I don’t want all my cells to explode due to a fault somewhere. I’d prefer to lose 6 cells than 72!
This is going to be my first battery build (other than the plug and play zippys). I’d like to make it as “user friendly” as possible.