I'm building a self-balancing unicycle and I'm strapping batteries to the outside of the vehicle (in a polycarbinate case). When the vehicle falls over, the only thing protecting the large LiPo's on the side (8Ahr, 6s) is 1/8" polycarbinate and some sort of cushioning material between the polycarbonite at the batteries themselves.
What material and what thickness of said material do you recommend I use to prevent the LiPos from being damaged?
Here's some suggestions I've read about online so far:
- 1/8" Neoprene (perhaps encase the batteries in something like this?)
- 1/4" EVA Foam
- 1/2" Polyethylene foam