List of parts to build your own electric skateboard
The first parts of the list below seem to be for a standard Longboard, but with Caliber Trucks (specific shape is needed for the Motor mounts) and 4 specific Wheels that have 6 insert in the middle to let you fasten Pulleys on them.
You will obviously need some Bearings too.
If you are planning to build your esk8 powered by Lipo or batteries that don’t provide an integrated switch, you should try our Antispark Switch.
There is a very good range of decks in the market, is important to know that the deck will affect the entire build, you will need splitted electronics in flexy decks and you can go with long batteries if the deck is stiff.
For long power packs like our 10s4p we suggest to get minimum 70cm of wheelbase.
Of course you need wheels! But they must have the 6 inserts in the center, to fasten the pulleys very easily.
You are free to choose the diameter you prefer, with bigger wheels (97mm or 100mm all terrain) you get an heavier build and could be a bit bulky, you can go faster, but you will need bigger wheel pulleys if you want some good torque (38 – 40 teeth) for your beast.
The best affordable trucks available to build your electric skateboards are the Caliber Trucks II, 184mm hanger with 50 degree baseplate.
The rounded and angled shape will make sure everything will keep in place, specially with our high quality mounts fully made in Italy (be sure to get Caliber II with our mounts).
The mount is the basic part of the electric skateboards, it will keep the motor, pulleys and belts alligned, to create the entire transmission.
It’s very important to get a solid motor mount, that has to be affordable even if it’s under strain, in the worst conditions.
Depending on your pulleys teeth and pulleys center distance you will have to get the right belt length, the best is the metric HTD 5M, in 9, 12 or 15mm width (even 20mm for Mountains). More wider you get it more torque you obtain.
You will find other belt lenghts very soon!
Here you have a very good Online Belt Lenght Calculator i can suggest!
The 36T-38T pulleys fastened on 90mm wheels will work fine, the 40-42 teeth pulleys are better on 97-100mm wheels. (choosing the right pulley will give you extra torque and less overheating to motors, batteries and electronics.
Take care about the two kind of wheel pulleys we have at the moment, one is for the flat wheels abec flywheels clones, so will fit perfectly just with them; the other kind is for All terrains, and the shape is sightly different and optimized for thoose wheels.
We’ll offer Mountain boards 72 Teeth 20mm wheel pulleys soon, once final costum design will be ready!
We offer just 15 Teeth motor pulleys at the moment, we’ll try to get some other options, but it’s easier for us and for you to get 1 option on motor pulleys and a variety of wheel pulleys (to increase the torque).
Choose the right width depending on which build you are going to create, as for dual motors it’s better to go 9 or 12mm width.
For single motor better to go with 12-15mm width.
For mountains it’s better to go up to 20mm width (huge torque).
The ideal electric skateboard motors are under 200kv, 230kv is good for single motor build (to made it cheaper), so you can go fast even with low Voltage, but specially with 10s batteries is better to go with 170-190kv motors.
Eskating motors are selected from best manufacturer and customized under our suggestions.
The battery is the power of your esk8, and need to be build with genuine cells (like Samsung 25R) to get best performance and long rides.
The eskating power packs are powerful and all protected by a BMS (battery management system), to avoid bad charge/discharge of the 20 (10s2p) to 48 cells (12s4p).
And at the end but not because is less important, the enclosure: it has to be solid and flexy at the same time, to let it follow the deck shape easier.
Depending on your electronics placement you will find splitted or one piece enclosures in our store.
The enclosures we made are by 3mm ABS vacuum formed sheets, carefully made in Italy with love.