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Offline javafiendTopic starter

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trashed a servo
« on: February 23, 2008, 11:50:13 AM »
Well, on my quest for perfect servo centering, I managed to damage a good deal of my HS-311.  I melted a gear or two and damaged the housing as well.  The servo control board is still in good shape as well as the motor.  I assume that I should be able to use the board with another motor if I wanted, correct?  What would be the drawbacks of doing this and what exactly is the board that controls the servo?  Is it a budget H-bridge?

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Re: trashed a servo
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008, 12:07:29 PM »
you can't just use any motor with the board because you could fry the board.
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Re: trashed a servo
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2008, 12:17:16 PM »
I not sure about that but if a motor requires more current it won't burn the board...
But it's unlikely to work...

Sure the board is still good to use!!!
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Re: trashed a servo
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2008, 09:10:31 PM »
I'd just keep the servo for spare swap-out parts.

Based on my personal experience, you will break more servos in the future :P

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Re: trashed a servo
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2008, 01:55:51 AM »
Yeah, I guess I probably will at that...  Picked up a couple of HS-425BB's yesterday for $17 each and they were a breeze to modify.  I was looking for 422's but the RC store didn't have any.

 


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