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Help deciding on a battery

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#1

Hi there! I am currently in the beginnings of building my first DIY e-board and I need some input on a battery decision. I purchased the 34" Loaded Poke deck recently and I have also recently order some in wheel (Carvon) motors and a VESC. I want to use a Enertion Space Cell Pro for my build. I don’t know whether I should buy the battery without a case ( http://www.enertionboards.com/electric-skateboard-parts/spare-raptor-battery/ ) or the Space Cell Pro 4 that comes with a case, and has more range ( http://www.enertionboards.com/electric-skateboard-parts/space-cell-pro4-electric-skateboard-battery/ ). Of course, with the battery with a case, I would have to cut it down slightly to fit in my wheelbase, which would be okay because I am building a mono drive and only using one VESC which will give me that room to trip the case down. The dilemma is in the fact that if I purchase the Space Cell Pro 4, I am stuck using that case. (I don’t think I could transfer the batteries inside it to another case, right?) Anyways, thanks for the read. I’d love to hear you thoughts and opinions on my issue.


#2

Nice thing about using the Carvon hub motors is that you will have extra room for the battery case that you would not have with belt drive setup.
I just checked, the Spacecellpro4 holds up to 2 Vescs along with the battery so you can put everything inside the case and it’s only 22.36" long so it should fit.


#3

Thanks for the reply! Sadly though, the Loaded Poke deck has a wheelbase of 20.75", so I would need to trim down the battery case. I would only be using one VESC, so I should be able to do that, right?


#4

You’ll ruin the case trimming it down.
Better get the battery only and get a custom case


#5

Thanks for the reply! That is what I’ll be doing :slight_smile: