I am new to the hobby and in the process of building a Sea Urchin.
I have been researching the electrical set up and note that I require a fuse and a switch in the power line between the battery and the ESC. The ESC has a BEC so no need for a further switch between it and the receiver. I have established that the power switch should have the current carrying capacity for the maximum amp draw of the motor. Although I don’t expect to use the switch at a time when there is any significant current flow, it’s the current carrying capacity of the switch that concerns me. A toggle switch rated for DC with a current carrying capacity of in excess of 11 amps (as is the case for me) will be physically too big to incorporate into the model. So I have considered some options:
Use the in line blade fuse instead of a switch
Use a toggle switch not rated for the max current draw of the motor
Use something called a ‘P106 in line power switch’ available from the Component-Shop – an electronic switch rather than a mechanical one
I have trawled through the forum to see if this has been a question that has arisen before. All I can see is that there is a general acceptance that a power line switch is necessary but no query similar to mine. I suspect experienced members don’t need to ask!
Any views, advice, guidance would be most welcome.