Cellotape ? C'mon man, atleast use duct tape
That flexible sellys gap sealer type stuff is probably cheaper again than silicon at around $3 a tube for covering a large area. If you ever need to pull it back off it'll probably take the balance tap leads with it but hopefully you'd never need to.
For longevity I'd try and get hold of some silicon wire balance taps. Those PVC ones can be a bit brittle and aren't as tolerant of being flexed around. In Rodney's case atleast this shouldn't be an issue once boxed up,but it depends on how he plans to balance it. I'm using 36 pin centronics plugs now (pictured HERE
on my fighter ) which are good for up to 30S and won't be looking back. The ease of connection is so much better than DBxx and there's minimal chance of being able to short circuit it.
For cell protection lately I've been using thin perspex taped at the corners to essentially make a box but I recall someone mentioning a while back about using self adhesive lino tiles. That sounds like a quickand easy option for basic protection without increasing the size too much
Thanks for the link Gregory. I've seen stuff like that on ebay but I'm after something thicker like the hobbyking stuff.
I think Gary Goodrum used to have it on his site for 3x6S packs wide which is exactly what I need but it seems he's left the ebike scene.
The thin stuff like that which comes on standard lipo packs is better than nothing but it offers little abrasion resistance.
BMS battery sells it but I don't feel dropping a few hundred on a whole roll of it!