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Thread: Removable link rule clarification

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    Hi everyone,

    With regards to the rules regarding removable links, does the link have to be on the main power circuitry, going from the batteries to the motors or can the link be on the RC equipment which, when removed, causes the robot to lose all power anyway?

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    the link has to be fitted before any electronic hardware in the bot.

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    Similar to this, excuse my mad paint skills.


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    Thanks for the clarification - got a date with the soldering iron tonight. :P As The Honey Badger uses SLA batteries rather than LiPo batteries, I presume a inline fuse isn't required?

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    You should always use a fuse. It'll protect the electronics if the motors start to surge uncontrollably, which can happen when they stall for long periods of time. Some batteries might also surge momentarily if they're suddenly damaged.

    Midi fuses are good for robotics, and very cheap off eBay, including a proper holder for them. Have a quick search on ebay for 'midi fuse' or 'strip fuse', for the price they are, its worth them to protect everything else.

    Also as a note, the 'should always use a fuse' may change to 'must use a fuse' in actual combat competition.
    Last edited by Redirect Left; 26th June 2017 at 21:42.

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    If you're not using a lipo battery, then a fuse isn't mandatory. However it is highly advised as a protective measure. I never used fuses before I switched to lipo batteries, but I probably would now if I was switching back to an older battery technology.
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