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patatoeswizard
02-18-2009, 08:37 AM
Hey all -

Does the 4-Motor Servo Kit power supply (Item #: (http://www.trossenrobotics.com/store/p/3190-4-Motor-Servo-Kit.aspx)C-100-SV-P2001 (http://www.trossenrobotics.com/store/p/3190-4-Motor-Servo-Kit.aspx)) use a standard US 3 prong plug?
The image of the kit doesn't make it look that way, but that's also the image from the phidgets site, which gives you the choice of power supply type.

I just want to make sure that the plug looks like:

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And not:

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Before I go ahead and buy it.

Thanks!

lildreamer
02-18-2009, 09:09 AM
http://casanovasadventures.com/catalog/travel/p864.htm
gives a graphic description of all plugs throughout the world

that plug in the picture from the link you provided looks like a plug setup you would find in China or South America. Not North American - but you can always cut and splice an new male connector.

edit: my only concern is 110 ror 220 V - disregard my suggestion, looking closer and at PHIDGETs lineup part is from Austraila
, transformer is apart of the male connector therefore can't modify. Typical voltage in Austraila is 230V at 50hz...

but the spec sheet gives you this


Position Update Rate

Approx. 50 updates / sec.
USB Current Consumption

Max. 500 mA
External Power Supply Voltage

6 to 12 V DC
External Power Supply Current

1500 mA
(Min. 500 mA per servo)


so - I imagine any NA adapter with those qualities would work....
or you can get a Adapter for the plug but you still have the 230 Voltage to contend with - if that is the case ....just a educated guess at best.

darkback2
02-18-2009, 10:05 AM
I don't know the exact answer to your question, but pretty much any 12 volt power supply should work. I have a drawer that I throw all my old power supplies in... don't know if this helps.

DB

DresnerRobotics
02-18-2009, 11:21 AM
Image is incorrect on that link, my apologies. It is indeed a US power supply.

patatoeswizard
02-18-2009, 02:04 PM
Fantastic!

Thank you all for your quick and thorough replies!