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Offline spizzakTopic starter

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Battery Leads
« on: July 21, 2009, 07:15:11 PM »
I bought a battery for a robot I'm working on (6V - 1600mAh) and the leads on it are rated for 600V and like 3mm thick. Can I just cut these off and replace them with wires that I can put into a plug that I can actually use on my board or is there a reason for these huge wires?

Here's a link: http://www.robotshop.ca/lynxmotion-bat-03-battery-3.html

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Re: Battery Leads
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009, 07:17:08 PM »
Well the current is fixed at 6v - so it just depends on how much current you will draw. If the wires are too thin - they will get hot and melt
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Re: Battery Leads
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009, 07:24:56 PM »
you can refer to this table http://www.cablesandconnectors.com/wiregauge.html to calculate the wire gauge you can use.

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Re: Battery Leads
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2009, 12:12:05 PM »

Thinner wires equals higher resistance equals larger voltage drop over the wires.
Never use a thin wire when you don't absolutely have to.

A rather fast and fairly heavy robot with quite large wheels needs what? A lot of power?
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Re: Battery Leads
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2009, 08:18:04 PM »
i wouldn't cut the leads off, i'd just make a wire that has the type of connector the battery has on one end and the type of connector you need on the other
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