Inspired by @whitepony’s Vanguard build, I’m thinking about rebuilding my board with a split battery design on a 42" Flex 1 Loaded Vanguard with dual diagonal motors. The battery will be split into two parts but wired together to create a 10S4P pack. I’ll be looking to get a small BMS just for charging and then something like @torqueboards softswitch.
I’ve drawn up a basic circuit diagram but I’m hoping someone would be able to confirm if this design would actually work. The thing I’m unsure about is having a VESC at two different points in the battery circuit. Would this be an issue for any particular reason?
I’m going to be looking at running grooves on the top side of the deck for wires to run down under the grip tape, similar to how @longhairedboy does with his boards.
I’ve also thought about having both VESC’s at one end which would probably save some space as it’d allow me to have them both connected to a single capacitor bank. The only issue with this is that I’d end up with a total of 5 wires running the length of the deck (3 phase wires and 2 battery wires) but I’d be concerned that this would probably be getting a bit much in regards to reducing the strength of the deck.
Looking forward to hearing people’s thoughts