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Offline AligatorTopic starter

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Romeo Arduino Power
« on: January 22, 2010, 05:01:46 AM »
Hi all

I recently bought the Romeo arduino, and am haveing troulbe figuing out the power.

I know i can power it through the usb for basic functions. but i am not sure on ho to power it when its on the robot. It has the input for the servos but i am not sure if it will power the entire thing.

I dont want to apply power before i know what i am  doing.
I have read the manual but it only talks about the sevo power and the usb power.

Any help appreciated.

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Re: Romeo Arduino Power
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 05:56:30 AM »
Sorry it is in the wrong section. I realise now it should be in electronics.

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Re: Romeo Arduino Power
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 06:02:08 AM »
Power it from the PWRIN connector with 7 to 12V DC, see figure 4 the connector with the red circle.

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Re: Romeo Arduino Power
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010, 06:13:03 AM »
If that is the only way i will have to do make an adapter to connect a battery pack.  What is the name of plug it uses.?

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Re: Romeo Arduino Power
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010, 06:21:34 AM »
If its batteries you are talking about, they use a plug called a molex.
If you mean the board, its a screw terminal.
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Re: Romeo Arduino Power
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010, 06:26:41 AM »
yeah batteries so i can have my robot with out a tether.

i thought the screw terminals were for the servo and motor power not the 5v for the MCU and sensors

where are they on the board

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Re: Romeo Arduino Power
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2010, 06:30:04 AM »
Looking at that, i think power for the regulator goes into the dc jack.
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Re: Romeo Arduino Power
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2010, 06:32:40 AM »
If it is the DC jack you can get a connector form Dick Smiths or radio shack for a $1:50 and connect to your battery that way.

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Re: Romeo Arduino Power
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2010, 04:51:54 PM »
i have a similar problem ;D for powering servos would i need the servo power input connected to a battetry as well as the dc 1 ???

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Re: Romeo Arduino Power
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2010, 12:25:34 AM »
Well only if your using motors. As for the servos it is a better idea to use the servo power connected.(1 micro servo for continuous use for a sensor should be ok but i advise to use a separate power source).

I have all of my power sources mounted on my bot with power cables attached to the romeo and when i have done using it somewhere else i just put it on my robot and plug them in.

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