Battery water proofing


enjoythesilenc

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Its mentioned in here that some of the bike is ISO x rated as waterproof.

I posted when i first got my Alta about worrying about water crossings and was reassured that the bike would be ok, especially after watching the Alta in the abandoned water park video. Unfortunately, there has been a good handful of bikes posted as having water ingress and battery corrosion issues.

I'm wondering if it would be worth it augment the waterproofing supplied by the factory. I'm talking about the people already working on batteries offering another service in the name of preventative maintenance. Why not add dessicant bags on the dry side of the bladder? Why not coat the pcbas, wirebonds etc with a conformal coating? Why not stabilize the r pack wirebonds with a dollop of adhesive? How much respiration volume is required by the battery case? What about some sort of provision to purge the case with compressed nitrogen or argon after a watery ride?

It seems like the hermetically sealed case is a great idea until it fails. then you don't know it failed until catastrophic damage is done. Either need to keep the water or the oxygen out, somehow.
 

enjoythesilenc

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Water ingress corrosion. No history of drowning.

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