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Offline DaybreakingTopic starter

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Arm of the Servo Gets Stuck
« on: August 06, 2013, 06:37:45 PM »
Hello! I use a micro servo (Power HD Micro Servo HD-1800A) for my Arduino project. It's for pushing an upstanding book fall on the side. Thing is, as the size/weight of the book increases, the arm will get stuck so it may need more "power" on it. How can I fix that? Thanks a lot

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Re: Arm of the Servo Gets Stuck
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 07:16:21 PM »
Two options.

One is to use a shorter arm (or move to a hole closer to the center) but that reduces the available movement. So, if that doesn't do the job, you get a more powerful servo.
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Re: Arm of the Servo Gets Stuck
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 08:26:19 PM »
Any suggestions on which to buy!?  Because I know nothing about servos  :-[

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Re: Arm of the Servo Gets Stuck
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013, 05:42:01 PM »
Find the Torque spec for the servo you have (post a link to the servo you have if you need help).
Then find a servo with a larger torque spec (maybe 3 to 4 times).

 


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