For those of us that choose to use LiPo batteries, whether it be for the financial savings or the (generally) higher discharge rates, we can find ourselves restricted to the types of enclosures we can make or choose from due to the fact that the battery charge leads and balance leads need to be easily and readily accessible when it comes time to charge them, and short of using tupperware containers for enclosures, or gluing our XT60/90 connectors into our enclosures and having them exposed to puddles due to lack of weatherproof shielding or appropriate panel mounting hardware, we don’t have too many options.
I’ve drawn up a wiring schematic showing how I plan to circumnavigate this issue, allowing me to make use of a standard DC panel mount with waterproof cap, and a cheap means of disconnecting the ESC during charging. An SPDT switch would also work, and would be preferable to many, but the basic principal still stands, whatever your method of disconnect happens to be.
I hope that people find this somewhat useful if they’re planning a first build with LiPo’s.
EDIT: This method allows the user to replace the battery without resoldering or rewiring any components.