I am building a robot using two 12v windshield wiper motors. I wish to buy a good quality LiPo battery on the following weeks, but until I do, I am thinking of using an old Li-ion 11.1v 4100mAh laptop battery.
I think I can't safely connect the motors straight to the battery, because they can draw up to 30A and that kind of current draw would most likely make that battery burst into flames.
Is there a way I could limit the current draw from the battery? I'd love to be able to feed constant 5A to the motors, for example (I know torque on the motors would be greatly reduced).