Okay the the lipo I have actually said 3.7v 300mah - I understand the need for the regulator now.
I’ve got mine together but it will be awhile before my board is finished to test it.
One thing I can say is finding space for regulator battery and charger board to fit in the bottom of the handle is very snug. I definitely used wires that were too thick. It is together though and it closes.
yeah, the one issue with this remote is that even when the remote is turned off, the battery continues to drain. Mine is dead after a day of just sitting. This means i will have to charge it before every single ride.
You are right. Mine drains after 3 days.
One way to fix this is by using an external switch which will come before the reg. I was too hoocked on using the built it switch that I completely forgot about this.
The new switch is already ordered, and I will release modified enclosure very soon.
Rearranged things inside to fit the on/off switch.
Now the output voltage from the 1s charger is going through the switch (pos side) and only then to the regulator. So the reg is working only when switched on - no draining.
For some reason I can’t edit the first post, along with the title, so the update is here:
New files were added to the same thing:3363745
These are easily identified with “switch” in the name.
The main difference would be the added switch to the bottom of the remote. It goes before the regulator, and so overrides the draining problem. The switch is recessed, so no accidental pressing, only intentional. It is also beefier and arguably better than the original flimsy one.
The internals were moved a little bit and the “control panel” moved from one side to the other.
I believe the cable management is more convenient in the new layout.
The basic shape and the thumb control remained as is.
I will update the assembly manual in a couple of days.
Thank you everyone who contributed to this project.
Feel free to contact me with any question. As before, if you want printed parts with the internals, DM me and I can send you a full kit.