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Offline ArcManTopic starter

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Servo Power Voltage
« on: April 09, 2009, 02:59:12 PM »
Has anyone powered a standard 6V hobby servo at 12V?  Will it kill the servo?  I have powered them at 7.2V with no problem.

I have 12V batteries on my robot and want to power several servos.  The load could add up to several amps, so I don't really want to regulate the voltage down to 6V.  Are there any 12V servos out there that take the standard hobby servo PWM for position command?

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Re: Servo Power Voltage
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 03:06:31 PM »
nope, youll fry em. im sure there are hobby servos out there that take 12-24V or 12-18V and use pwm but i have yet to encounter one. ill take a look see. whats your price range? and have you considered motor controllers and dc motors?
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Re: Servo Power Voltage
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009, 03:19:00 PM »
Nope none will take over 12v. There are some expensive ($90 a pop) high voltage servos from JR that run at a max 9v (for use with 2s lipos that max out at 8.4v).

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Re: Servo Power Voltage
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2009, 03:23:39 PM »
nope, i guess you will have to regulate the power or use a motor controller with a dc. :-\
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Re: Servo Power Voltage
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2009, 04:58:19 PM »
Use a speed controller connected to an MCU instead of a receiver?


 


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