2022-10-20 (Th) BackPackPower Mounting components

Depending on the necessity, I mounted the components to my backplane with a mixture of SAE and metric hardware. I kept the system at 12V, per the drill battery nameplate, so I can reliably use any 12V device without conversion, and I'll keep the batteries in parallel for added power. The scooter wheel is only 350W, and a compatible converter was not terribly expensive, so that I can run with one battery instead of a pair.

Wires from the converter were larger than expected and probably bigger than necessary, but they wouldn't fit under my screw terminals. I trimmed back their insulation and saturated the strands with solder to make them solid. I used a rotary tool to grind down a portion to fit it beside the screw. I don't recommend this method. Spoiler, those wires are backward.
Modified wires

The faceplate will mount perpendicular to the top and bottom, so I bought four corner braces from the hardware store. The tricky part of their mounting was keeping them aligned. Each piece used a single screw which meant twisting while I tightened the bolts. I had to pry them into position with a wrench, but they seemed square.
Mounted components

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