As the Battery builders club thread exists and that thread is so big and the knowledge is far spread, I thought to create a centralized place for methods and standardisation of building batteries as I was building one. This wiki is for people, who want to build their own battery.
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Batteries are dangerous if not treated right. Nobody want to have a fire at home or lose a board due to a wrong battery design.
This thread should be a summary of clean safe battery packs as well as a place where you can come and ask questions all about how best to build your own pack. Feel free to upload pictures in progress and ask our opinion about the layout, weld quality or what ever you not sure is right done or not.
@moon if I remember right you had a punch of pictures from well made p…
This is the initial post
Disclaimer: Batteries are dangerous. You must be aware of this.
It’s imperative to use high-drain cells like Molicell P42A or Samsung 30Q. Laptop cells or other cells not designed for high currents will not work well.
There is a nice chart of current ratings for nickel
I’d like to make an easy-to-find list of current ratings for esk8 use.
If anyone has edits, corrections, experience, or thinks it can be better, please describe what you think should be changed.
Popular esk8 sizes in bold.
This chart is labeled for continuous and not instantaneous. You can pretty much double every number for instantaneous, for a couple seconds or less.
And also round your Nickel edges to prevent shorts from positive to the negative outside pole.
Just pony up and get a Kweld or a Malectrics.
We’ve seen soooo many people here waste money on the Sunnko or whatever, they are pretty bad from what we’ve seen.
I have both Malectrics and Kweld welders, and I found that If I paired them with a decent lipo or the right car battery are incredibly robust, versatile, easy to use, and reasonably priced.
(Pics coming from my phone later)
You always want each P-group insulated from other P-groups with fishpaper. You can obtain fishpaper from:
Electrical tape, heatshrink, polyimide tape, or other things are not a substitute for fishpaper, as it’s very good at holding up to vibrations and abrasions.
now you have a placeholder
just give it 24 hours
The intention is, that this wiki is for people, who want to build their own battery. You know, what I mean?
Got it! The more the merrier
Nice, theres def a lot of confusion if not miss information out there about building. I’ll be sure to help fill in when I have the time.
Yeah, this sounds great. Thanks, Yannick.
Count me in.
Thank you for sharing the knowledge!
I’ll restructure the first post to the wiki, that all members can edit. Placeholders will get removed. I cannot do it alone (I cann do the most of it, time issue) and need help to do the Maintenance.
Hi, any updates on this wiki?
I added a few things just now because of this call to action
got notified of updated edits.
but those don’t make it clear what changed.
I think updated
Nickel section this time? Yay. consolidating and refining information is harder than spewing it out.
Just added the rounded nickel. Cells is also a construction site.
I need more people in here.
I’ll try to get you some more friends.