Alright, this is going to be a long post. Thanks for reading and helping!
Background: So, I’ve ordered all my parts and received most of them and have run into some complications to exactly how I’m going to deal with everything that goes under the board. All will be discussed later in this post.
Circuit - So what I originally thought I wanted to do was to make a hinge on the “top” of my mount so it would be easy to reach my battery to unplug it and charge it when needed, possibly 5 or so days a week. I decided that having two pieces to the enclosure would not be the best idea, and it would just look cooler to have it one piece as well as the enclosure being stronger. My new idea is to try to include a DPDT (if that is the wrong type to do what I want, please correct me) switch so I don’t have to deal with removing the battery. I was just wondering if this circuit would work for my purpose, essentially wanting to be able to easily switch between the battery connection from the ESC to the charger port.
Battery Monitor - So, I know there is a low to what you should discharge LiPo cells to (3.5 or so if I’m not mistaken). The thing is that the ESC I bought didn’t come with a monitor that lists off the voltage of cells, but one that has a 4-level monitor as seen in the “background” section. I’m just wondering if this is a direct monitor or if it would be tuned so it hits “zero” each cell would be around 3.5 volts. I’m not sure how the monitor works, so I don’t really have a way to test it other than run the cells down to that voltage, which I’m not sure I wont to do.
Mounting - My next question is how the hell to mount my enclosure to the board. Of course, I’m mounting all my electronics and stuff to the board, but since I’m planning to 3D print (I’m using PLA+ with 4mm walls and a sealant, so I think it should be strong enough) I’m not sure exactly how to mount it to the board. I don’t really want to drill all the way through the board since it would look sorta gross having screws pointing through the board at what would appear random points. I was wondering how I would mount the 3D print with something that wouldn’t crack the plastic and would be able to hold without going all the way through the board. I searched through different threads but didn’t understand them too much.
Thank you in advance for all the help you can provide, this is my first board and I’m excited to see it working!