Making Thundersky Packs

4 02 2010

Ack, no updates in a long time.  There’s actually been a bunch of stuff going on too!

In the middle of January, i received my batteries from Thundersky and EVComponents.  Woo!  Here are a couple of iPhone pics of the batteries.

The box of Thundersky batteries with a 6 pack pulled out.

Another view of the batteries

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Battery Mockups.

6 12 2009

Now that the gas guzzling engine is out of the bike, i can now start trying to figure out where the batteries go (which let’s me ignore the last of the cleanup items i have to do such as strip the electrical so i can clean, sand, prime, and repaint the frame).

The Thundersky batteries that i’m using (60Ah LiFePO4) are 215 x 115 x 61mm (as per the TS specs). i built a bunch of boxes the size of one, three, and six batteries and tried placing them in the frame.  I’m not sure how the different battery boxes that i’m going to have to build will fit in with the frame since it’s already pretty tight with the mockups i have.

proposed battery locations. banks are labeled with an ID and number of batteries.

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