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Electric Penny Nickel 27 | 20km range | Tackles persistent hills


#1

Hi all,

Planning my first build after being inspired by all the builds here!

Basic plan is to electrify my Penny Nickel board for around $500 usd. My key requirements are:

  • 20kms+ range
  • Needs to be able to climb a long 5-10% grade hill on the way home.

Currently thinking of this setup:

  • DIY electric skateboard single hub motor kit
  • 4 x 3s 5000mah batteries
  • vesc

Do you think that’ll give me what I’m after?


#2

12s 5000mah looks good for 20km.

Go for a 149kv SK3, great torque for climbing hills.

good combo with 12s + proper gearing.

vesc is :thumbsup:


#3

Thanks for reply link5505.

Was thinking hubs for coasting ability and clean install. Do you think they won’t have the torque required?


#4

Depending on the kv of the hubs, they should be fine for 5-10%


#5

DIY has 75kv hub motors. I think dual hubs would be much better …


#6

Was gonna go for the 130KV ones.

With batteries, was gonna put in series and parallel so I get 10000mah and 6s. This config will give me the best range right?


#7

We should have the 90mm wheels in black hopefully soon. Sometime this month.

6S5ah should get you about 5-7 miles on avg. 12s 5ah or 6s 10ah should be 10-15 mile range.


#8

sorta. It only gives you more range because you’re limiting the amount of energy going towards a higher top speed. You can wire it in series and get the same range as parallel assuming you only run it at half throttle. It’s all about the watt/hour capacity of the battery and how quickly you’re draining it with speed/hills.


#9

Makes sense. Thanks