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Offline shiko250Topic starter

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My Servo won't turn off!!!!
« on: March 04, 2011, 09:22:29 AM »
No matter how I program my Axon 640 (that I just received) my servo is always on as soon as I turn on the Axon, no matter what pin I plug it into. How do I fix this?

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Re: My Servo won't turn off!!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2011, 09:54:03 AM »
Hi,

Always on?
Do you mean always running?
If so, does it run regulary or irregulary?
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Søren

A rather fast and fairly heavy robot with quite large wheels needs what? A lot of power?
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Offline dmclifton

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Re: My Servo won't turn off!!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2011, 12:04:11 PM »
Are you sure you are putting it on properly, i.e. ground (black) to the outside if you are using an Axon?

Offline shiko250Topic starter

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Re: My Servo won't turn off!!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011, 12:18:44 PM »
Sorry I was very non-descriptive of my problem.

I have a servo motor (Hitec HS-422) that I plug directly into my Axon 640 microcontroller (yes black wire to the outside). The motor deems to receiving direct voltage from the battery(no PWM) because it runs at a steady rate. It runs as if I had plugged the battery directly to the servo. I have been trying to figure this out for hours, turning on/off ports, changing code, and even putting in no code and still the same problem.

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Re: My Servo won't turn off!!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011, 02:26:50 PM »
Figured it out... The Electrical Engineering department modified all the servos to be straight DC motors. So i was trying to run a DC pmotor off the port. I'm just lucky I didnt fry anything. Thanks anyways.

 


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