go_away

Author Topic: Roboduino Battery?  (Read 1465 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline offyTopic starter

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 340
  • Helpful? 1
Roboduino Battery?
« on: February 19, 2009, 02:55:27 PM »
So I have a battery pack I use for not, it is 6V, has 4x AA batteries in it. But it wont power my roboduino unless it is plugged into USB. What battery pack should I get so I can run it without a USB being plugged in?

Offline galannthegreat

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 615
  • Helpful? 4
  • Blue-Lensed Blue LEDs?! What?! Impossible!!
Re: Roboduino Battery?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2009, 03:03:18 PM »
if i remeber correctly there is a jumper that you can switch over to external pwr, or if not check the battery with a meter.

also is your battery rechargeable? if so try recharging it.
Kurt

Offline offyTopic starter

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 340
  • Helpful? 1
Re: Roboduino Battery?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2009, 03:47:08 PM »
It is not a rechargable battery.

Offline cooldog

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 751
  • Helpful? 4
  • be nice to nerds, one day they will be your boss
Re: Roboduino Battery?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2009, 03:56:02 PM »
just switch the power selector

robot will rule the world and i will be building them
-admin

favorite web sites
http://www.societyofrobots.com/
http://www.instructables.com/

Offline pomprocker

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,430
  • Helpful? 16
  • Sorry miss, I was giving myself an oil-job.
Re: Roboduino Battery?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2009, 05:45:33 PM »
Yes move the jumper so that its connecting the middle jumper and the one FARTHEST from the USB that is next to the barrel jack.

On the place where the battery plugs in the center is for the RED (voltage) and the two outer headers are both grounded so it doesnt matter which way you attach your battery assuming it has a hitec connector.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2009, 05:46:39 PM by pomprocker »

Offline offyTopic starter

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 340
  • Helpful? 1
Re: Roboduino Battery?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2009, 09:02:12 PM »
Thanks guys. That took me a little while to find but I found it.

Offline pomprocker

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,430
  • Helpful? 16
  • Sorry miss, I was giving myself an oil-job.
Re: Roboduino Battery?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2009, 10:34:25 PM »

 


Get Your Ad Here