No, that doesnt look right... Potentiometer Expert Needed! Answered
My brother and I are building an e-bike and we THINK we know how to attach a throttle, but it might blow up the battery... if worse comes to worse then we have a toggle button we can install but it's not really ideal.
I've attached a circuit diagram below of how everything goes together, but this is my thinking;
With nobody touching the throttle, in my circuit, wont i have a current flowing from the battery anode via the potentiometer straight back into the battery cathode? This results in a huge waste of energy doesnt it? And the battery would drain even when the bike is stored in a hallway overnight.
So, does anybody know if this circuit will work? i need it to take energy from the battery ONLY when active.