I’d be interested in hearing from other people how their various batteries are lasting after extended use.
I have around 150 cycles on a molicel p42a 13s6p pack, and it’s still offering fairly comparable run times to when new. The p42a seems to get 500 cycles to 80% capacity, in testing on the forums.
My latest pack is running with the Samsung 40T3, which is rated at 600 cycles to 80%, (around double the cycle count of the original 40T).
Samsung 30Q seems to be popular in the commercial efoil batteries, with a cycle count of 300 to hit 80% capacity. What sort of durability are people seeing on these packs in the real world?
How are lipo packs are holding up after 100+ cycles, do they get puffy with 80A+ running through them?
I considered going to a Samsung 50E on my latest 13s8p build, for the extra capacity and long cycle life. I’m using these on my ebike, but I suspect they’d sag too much under 80A load for waterstarts (10A per cell). Particularly as the voltage gets lower and the required current draw is higher. Maybe these would be suitable in a bigger 10p configuration (too heavy for a tow boogie)?