Hi Mike, nice bike!
I have that exact motor, I Use it with 6x6s 5000mAh, so the config is exactly the same. The range change a lot from the assist level, use of Pas /throttle...(and from the standard variables)....but with 24Ah of 12s lipos, sure you get a great range
you could be able to pass the 100km easily, and I think you are a true biker, so even more...
For the assembly....I'm not that battery guru....If I've understood your way, It seems good, we need to serialize 2 group of 3 paralleled 6s bricks, in our case.
For my lipo packs (I Have 4 for 3 bikes) these are my typical preferences:
- I like to use the same connectors that the bricks originally have for the parallel connections.
- I prefer separated connectors (so no XT and similar) ,
- I use properly sized HQ bullets (8mm for the astro) for the final main leads (ESC connection).
- Basically I use 2 harness sets, one set with the exact connector's number for the packs to be paralleled (the "permanent" connection), the other with a pair in surplus (so 3 for the permanent connection and 4 for the main leads side) I use this surplus pair (typically HXT) to charge the Pack.
- I Have a reasonably oversize fuse (250A in my case) inline with the "+" lead, just to protect the pack from external shorts.
- I used angle profiles (alloy) T profiles (alloy) and CArbon fiber plates, to assemble a shield for the whole pack so that the single bricks are well tight, I use large shrinks rings and velcro strips to secure everything solidly., this way I can easily disassemble the shield in its single modules and reshape the pack if needed.
Since I have the drive and the Pack disassembled, right now, I plan tomorrow to make pictures and a short video of the reassembling process. This could be of help to visualize my Battery solutions, and How smart and easy is an Astro Drive, while properly configured and tuned, to be mounted and dismounted, and used.
Also I want to make some video showing low speeds and start from 0 that are the weak points of the system (compared to an ideal perfect system), but indeed are more than acceptable if you don't intend to make trials or other slow/static technical, Maybe this will add fresh and useful material about the sensorless Vs Sensored debate
That's the internal of my "camo bag" with 4x 6s 5000mAh
The wires are protected by another Angle profile, that is secured to the whole assembly by velcro stripes. I wrap the profiles/plates internally with adesive pads used for the internals of pediatric and orthopedic shoes....one side is a plastic and elastic material with very strong adhesive coat, when the other side has a really soft and thin organic pad surface. It is 3mm uncompressed and less than 1 compressed.
The Angle (20mmx20mm) And T profiles I use are 1.5mm thick, the carbon material is a CARBODUR unidirectional 50mm stripe that comes in 1.5mm thikness and 2 metrs lenghts at acceptable price, and HK 1mm thick 300x100mm prepreg plates.... It's maybe the cost of a Lipo brick for the work as shown....