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Powering standard servo with Ni-cd 12v 1600mA?
« on: January 25, 2008, 08:00:50 PM »
Can I use a voltage regulator to knock the voltage down to 6v and still get the 1600mA?

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Re: Powering standard servo with Ni-cd 12v 1600mA?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008, 09:08:24 PM »
yeah. but the regulator wont be happy supplying servos with electricity. get a switching regulator. much more efficient and wont burn up
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Re: Powering standard servo with Ni-cd 12v 1600mA?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2008, 11:14:41 AM »
Ok, so theres no way around it, all buy a 6v 1600mAh.  I have another question, theres a voltage rating for servos, but what about mAh?  I know what VDC does already.  I've seen 600mAh, 1200mAh, and 2800mAh, (elementery question) how does mAh effect the servos performance? 

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Re: Powering standard servo with Ni-cd 12v 1600mA?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2008, 11:34:29 AM »
mah is how long the battery will last.
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Re: Powering standard servo with Ni-cd 12v 1600mA?
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2008, 12:52:53 PM »
Oh that makes sense :D (never knew that).  Heres a question, if get 12v 1600mAh battery and reduce the voltage to 6v, would i still get 1600mAh?   

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Re: Powering standard servo with Ni-cd 12v 1600mA?
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2008, 01:08:18 PM »
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12v 1600mAh battery and reduce the voltage to 6v, would i still get 1600mAh?
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