Why are all mount the hardware in the enclosure?

Why does all mount the hardware in the enclosure and not on the board and use the enclosure as a lid? It seems mutch more user friendly to do have it like this? Like raptor 2 have: electronics-assembly

It’s much easier to make it water tight also makes it more user friendly to not have all the internals spill out when you take the cover off.

I use 2 4s 5000mah Lipo batteries. I started with a 3D printed enclosure which very quickly cracked due to vibration. I then bended two strips of aluminum to mount the lipos directly to the deck. This worked much better. The rest of the electronics are not that heavy so I do not think it matters a lot

Why not mount in a tray under the board and use enclosure as a lid? You’ll have better water resistance if you have double walls all around the electronics.

But you need a damn good tray and a damn good deck.

I mean that’s exactly what the raptor 2 does this is what we’re talking about lol

Need more skateboard options with built-in enclosures. Some day.

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Are you asking why companies don’t do what enertion did by making the components bolt to the enclosure and the cover just fits over everything? If you are the reason is cost. You need a mold unless you want it to be hand crafted for every build. You can 3d print the same thing but that would be costly also unless you charge a pretty penny for enclosures.

No I’m asking why all diy builds mount batteries and vesc in the enclosure and not to the board, it seems simpler to just mount all to the board and put the enclosure over it?

Because all DIY builds don’t do that. Some do, some don’t…


Probably most people don’t because it is faster to throw everything in the enclosure and slam it under the board to start riding. Overtime you would want to bolt it either inside the enclosure or under the board using mounting holes provided on the vesc case. But other components need custom mounting brackets or you DIY it and make em which I’m sure people do. Some will add velcro or other adhesives to mount the components to the board on inside the enclosure itself.

@psychotiller is a big proponent for deck mounting components.

I like building in the enclosure, but it does have its inherent annoyances such as connecting things and/or flipping the enclosure with things connected to be able to effectively work on shit.


I havt seen any builds with it… Does anyone have some antivibration between the electronics and the board if they mount it on board and not to the enclosure. Feel free to link some builds that have it deck mount and enclosure as a lid

LHB does all his build in the enclosure his are made of fiberglass and that has a lot to do with it. Long ABS enclosures simply is not strong enough to handle all the weight batteries and everything else inside.

I went to the builds category and clicked on the first one…

don’t think we need to link builds. just go there and look :wink:

I guarantee you if you’re enclosure is mounted on the board, that it is vibrating in unison with the deck. There is no magic barrier. Just put padding where you can.


Please Pad my shit up :pray:t4:

Yeah @Sender I can take my enclosure off and work on everything without having to dick around with my phase and sensor wires. Just set the enclosure off to the side, then put it back when done.


I have some of my sons diapers I’ll stuff in there :rofl:


I’ll only accept papers, the soft kind


Deck mounted all the way. No diapers. I used to fix everything to my enclosure but it kinda sucks to work on. Now I just unplug a couple xt-60’s and set my enclosure to the side.