Hey, so I was a little overly anxious to get started on my build and after putting several miles on it now I’ce decided to come back and see what I can do to refine my build. I firstly wanted to get the communities thoughts on the battery I made. I’d also like feedback on the ideas I had for mounting the BMS and FOCBOX to the bottom of the board.
First off the Battery. I didn’t have a large enough shrink warp so I took two pieces and taped it together. It worked surprisingly well the second smaller wire goes to my battery meter which has an on off button so I can check the voltage without connecting the loop key. I tried to use fish paper to isolate the 2 rows of cells but realized after the fact that I have nothing between the cells in the other direction… I’ve seen at least one person mention that the hot glue I used might not be sufficient at holding everything together since it can melt if the battery warms up enough I’m hoping that the balance wires will be ok in the configuration but want others opinion before all my hard work goes up in flames:
Here is the FOCBOX mount I designed and printed. I drew a lot of inspiration from what is available on buildkitboard.com as they offer a 3D printed mount for sale. I added space next to the FOCBOX so can use double sided tape to mount the receiver as well. I will use the rest of the empty space to mount the Bluetooth module I ordered to the plate as well most likely using more double sided tape.
Lastly I wanted to connect the BMS to the bottom of the board as well so I made a very simple mount specifically for the Bestech BMS. I had to swap the screws from the top of the BMS to the bottom since they were longer but I think it will work out nicely (P.S. this bms id dead because I accidentally put power through the e-switch wires )
Thanks in advance for all your input. This community has been awesome to be part of!