A2B triangle battery box

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A2B triangle battery box

Post by Audisport09 » Apr 23 2020 2:23am

Hello guys, I was wondering what would be the best/easiest method to create a battery box for metro like picture. I don't want wood. I was thinking ABS plastic, I hear that it is easily foldable?
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Re: A2B triangle battery box

Post by markz » Apr 23 2020 3:32am

Yes, easily moldable.
Build a mold, get the plastique and a heat gun.

Personally, I would buy a few rolls of duct tape, black for class but I wouldnt be ashamed of silver duct tape and 1/4" or 1/8" mdf, metal zip ties for anti-theft. Capeesh done.

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Re: A2B triangle battery box

Post by E-Glider » Apr 23 2020 4:25am

Sounds good Audisport09!
Tough & non-conductive.
I take it you have since given up on the option of refitting batts to the front fame tube - and don't mind losing the 'step-thru' format?

Possibly too large for a home 3D-printing setup, but might be worth talking to an automotive plastic welder (fender repairs etc) if nec. too?

Look 4ward to seeing your results anyhow.

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Re: A2B triangle battery box

Post by Audisport09 » Apr 23 2020 8:01am

Thanks guys, I will give it a try its fairly cheap. If I fail, I'll go to the pros. I've been watching too many battery fires videos. I've chickened out lol. I want something removable for charging and kickable in the event of a fire.

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Re: A2B triangle battery box

Post by E-Glider » Apr 29 2020 3:34am

Audisport09 wrote:
Apr 23 2020 8:01am
I want something removable for charging and kickable in the event of a fire.
:)

OK! ~ So a small red notice attached:
"In case of Fire - please kick the shit out of this box until it completely parts company with the bike and/or is extinguished!"

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Re: A2B triangle battery box

Post by Audisport09 » Jun 21 2020 12:05pm

Lol, yeah I failed with triangle box. Went with a cheap alternative for the time being. Used an old heli suitcase strapped down with a ratchet belt. Funtional and easy to remove, but not pretty. I plan to do it right once the world is back to normal.
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Re: A2B triangle battery box

Post by robbiesd » Jun 23 2020 3:21pm

I have a Metro. What kind of range are your getting now?

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Re: A2B triangle battery box

Post by markz » Jun 23 2020 8:40pm

Audisport09 wrote:
Jun 21 2020 12:05pm
Lol, yeah I failed with triangle box. Went with a cheap alternative for the time being. Used an old heli suitcase strapped down with a ratchet belt. Funtional and easy to remove, but not pretty. I plan to do it right once the world is back to normal.
I dig your style, and the black on black combo really works, tons of class :thumb:

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Re: A2B triangle battery box

Post by Audisport09 » Jun 27 2020 7:23am

Why, thank you!

This bike is really no longer an A2B. It’s got a bigger motor, controller and total of 2.5kWh lipos. Too much for my uses but gives the bike better stability and balance at higher speed. But I’ve only done one range test pedaling at around 18mph managed about 60 miles. Could have probably gone quite a bit more a reckon

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Re: A2B triangle battery box

Post by latex » Jan 17 2022 2:13pm

Audisport09 wrote:
Jun 21 2020 12:05pm
Lol, yeah I failed with triangle box. Went with a cheap alternative for the time being. Used an old heli suitcase strapped down with a ratchet belt. Funtional and easy to remove, but not pretty. I plan to do it right once the world is back to normal.
Very nice look, love the tyres! Could you let us know model and size? Regards

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Re: A2B triangle battery box

Post by Audisport09 » Jan 17 2022 3:11pm

latex wrote:
Jan 17 2022 2:13pm
Audisport09 wrote:
Jun 21 2020 12:05pm
Lol, yeah I failed with triangle box. Went with a cheap alternative for the time being. Used an old heli suitcase strapped down with a ratchet belt. Funtional and easy to remove, but not pretty. I plan to do it right once the world is back to normal.
Very nice look, love the tyres! Could you let us know model and size? Regards
Thank you. I used Michelin pilot street 80/90-16

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