Hi I am thinking of building an Electric Longboard and have lots of questions regarding batteries.
I know LiPoly batteries are very common but having used some for a DIY drone I’m not confident with them. So, what are the main advantages and disadvantages of the different battery types?
For symplicity sake I would like to just connect the board to mains to charge it, is this possible? or would I have to use a balance charger? I’ve heard of BMSs but what do they actually do? are they like on board balance chargers?
On to battery specific, is it beneficial to get 2 or more batteries in series? and if so how would you charge them? I assume you would have a 3 way switch with on/off/charge. Where charge would put them in parallel?
Sorry for all the questions, I am in the process of resding loads of content on here to learn. Thank you very much.