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Offline starguard2527Topic starter

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Is it safe to power a Servo with an unregulated supply
« on: March 08, 2012, 02:03:03 PM »
Hi,

I am a newbie in Robotics and presently I am working on servos. It would be very helpful of you people if u can clarify my simple doubts (listed below)

1. Servo spec says it can be powered by 4.8 to 6v supply. should this supply be regulated or unregulated would also work
2. What is more preferable 6V unregulated supply or 6V, 5A regulated supply. Is their a substantial benefit of using Voltage regulation

Anticipating a quick reply and thanks in advance

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Re: Is it safe to power a Servo with an unregulated supply
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 03:56:57 PM »
Hi,

1. Servo spec says it can be powered by 4.8 to 6v supply. should this supply be regulated or unregulated would also work
As long as it is within the specs at all time, both will work.


2. What is more preferable 6V unregulated supply or 6V, 5A regulated supply. Is their a substantial benefit of using Voltage regulation
Regulated would be a very good idea, as an unregulated 6V may be more than 6V at times. If you want to use an unregulated voltage, back it down a notch to make sure it won't ever be over 6V (or use a servo that can handle 7.2V).


Anticipating a quick reply [...]
Don't, it annoys and brands you as a gimme-gimme type :)
Regards,
Søren

A rather fast and fairly heavy robot with quite large wheels needs what? A lot of power?
Please remember...
Engineering is based on numbers - not adjectives

Offline starguard2527Topic starter

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Re: Is it safe to power a Servo with an unregulated supply
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 10:02:56 PM »
Thanks Soeren,

This is really helpful..

And thanks for the tip. I will rmbr it :D

 


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