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08-17-2015, 06:53 PM
Hello, sometimes after demo or competition, I see people taking out the battery from their robot and connected it to some kind of small measurement device. What is that? Why they monitored the battery?

08-17-2015, 07:18 PM
Same device used for the same reason as last time (http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/showthread.php?7375-How-to-choose-battery-for-high-torque-motors&p=67879#post67879).

08-17-2015, 07:19 PM
My guess is they are plugging it into a LiPo Battery Montor. Maybe like: http://www.trossenrobotics.com/p/1-8S-lipo-battery-voltage-tester-monitor.aspx

Lipos - can be hazardous if they are mistreated. If they got discharged too far, than you take a very big risk if you then try to recharge the battery. Do a google search on things like lipo battery explosion and you can find lots of examples of this on the web.

08-17-2015, 09:35 PM
Thanks tician and KurtEck. I better get one.