I have two motors in parallel and a battery with a switch in series with both motors to stop and start them. They are DC brushed motors and the inrush current is huge. While my 3S LiPo handles this with no problems, I would like to use a capacitor to limit the initial burst, and take it easy on my battery. I am also using MOSFETs to keep the high current away from the tiny switch, but that isn't relevant here so I've left it out for simplicity.
I have learnt from my research that putting a capacitor in parallel to the battery and leaving the rest of the circuit as it was means it will get charged when nothing is happening and then I can use that stored charge to help the motors get going when I close the switch.
Does this mean there will always be current flowing when I plug in the battery? Is there anything fundamentally wrong with how I plan to wire this? When the capacitor is charged, and the switch is open, is anything happening, or is it idle, waiting for me to close the switch? And finally, what happens if the capacitor is charged, and I remove the battery?