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  1. Powering a Roboard

    Would it be possible to power this RoBoard:
    with this battery pack:

    I'm not concerned with whether or not the plug fits and I only need to power the board for 15mins.

    The RoBoard requires:
    Power Consumption +5V @ 400mA
    Power Input DC-in 6V to 24V

    and the battery pack has these values:
    11.1V 1200mAh 20C

    Would that do the trick?
    Thanks for your help!

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    Portland, OR
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    Re: Powering a Roboard

    Yes that should power it fine. Keep in mind that it wouldn't work for Hobby servos however, which have a 6v requirement.

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    Re: Powering a Roboard

    Does the Roboard have provisions to run servos off their own separate power supply?

  4. Re: Powering a Roboard

    Thanks Tyberius,
    For the good news and the hint with the servos.
    I was actually planning to purchase this (, connect it to the same power supply and hook it up to the RoBoard via USB.
    If I understood the Phidget manual correctly, then the controller should take care of adjusting the voltage for the stepper motor. Hopefully this works.

    @mannyr7: I'm not sure but here is what it says in the specs:
    Note: Servos are powered directly from the input voltage, so a 6v power supply is needed for most hobby servos to function safely.
    I hope this answers your question.


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