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misfitsailor
03-28-2009, 07:52 PM
I need to use two digital 5v sub-micro servos with my Kondo RCB-3 HV board, which is a 9 to 12 volt board. Has anyone else mixed low voltage servos on their high volt board? What is the best method?

Thanks for any input.

MikeG
03-28-2009, 08:52 PM
I don't know mush about the RCB-3 HV board. If you want convert 9 or 12V to 5V you can pick up a 7805 voltage regulator. The 7805 will handle 1A.

Sienna
03-29-2009, 02:46 PM
Also make sure to use a resistor divider or something to cut the control signals down as well.

Quantum
03-30-2009, 12:40 AM
A resistor divider is not really needed when a signal is invovled. You really dont want to connect it to + and - V. If you cut the voltage down you would want to use a series resistor just as a backup so you dont blow a pin. BUT isn't the kondo based on something like 485 network if this is the case i dont think it would work. Dont have a kondo so im not sure.

MikeG
03-30-2009, 07:28 AM
The board is surrounded by 3 pin headers so I don't think it's RS485. At least to the motors...