Hummina Shadeeba wrote:Furp u charge just with just the balance leads with ur inboard charging? That sounds convenient. How do u turn on an off? and I guess u leave everything connected when not riding. I feel the times are passing me by before I get to throw my stuff together - I've got anti spark plug n button and would rather the x90 plugs I see now. But I'd rather a plain switch if it wasn't monsterously big and inboard charging. But being able to switch out 5ah 3x2s is wining in my mind at this point.
Here's a retarded slightly drunken video. Any jackass can make an electric skateboard an play with lipos!
I charge with a Dsub 9 pin plug where 7 Pins are for balancing and 9 for loading. After once going through the trouble of making a 3x2s to 6s adaptor and connecting it to 7 Pins and taking two bigger wires and leading + and - there, it is just as convenient as charging through balance leads but I guess it is faster cause I can charge with 5amps. There are some pics in the post your board thread.
As a switch I use a small momentary switch with resistor for anti spark and an EC5 connector in line of the neg wire. This is as small and cheap as it gets. If you got a little more space, you can use one of those car hifi reusable fuses, which comes from china for 10 bucks or so (needs a momentary anti spark as well).
I leave everything connected at all times, just pull out the ec5 plug to cut power to the ESC and switch off the turnigy battery meter. This means that there is always power on the charging plug, but I think it is recessed well enough.
I always get the same feeling while building, as soon as I get a new part, there is someone selling a better version of it
But at least that leaves room for upgrades!