Register To Comment
Page 14 of 18 FirstFirst ... 41213141516 ... LastLast
Results 131 to 140 of 176

Thread: Haynes Manual Build a Robot

  1. #131
    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    Lucy
    Robots
    AW: Amai, Ikari, Osu, Ramu / BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger / FW: Azriel / MW: Jibril, Kaizen
    Location
    Somewhere on the Wirral
    Posts
    975
    Apologies for the double post, I've just noticed that the power supply I've linked to wouldn't work with that specific charger as it needs a barrel type connector and the power supply comes with a XT60 connection (though I should note, the power supply that I have came with a barrel to XT60 converter as well) so that may not work. For reference, this is the charger I use - https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...v-capable.html
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

  2. #132
    Roboteer

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    Adam
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    83
    Quote Originally Posted by Ocracoke View Post
    Apologies for the double post, I've just noticed that the power supply I've linked to wouldn't work with that specific charger as it needs a barrel type connector and the power supply comes with a XT60 connection (though I should note, the power supply that I have came with a barrel to XT60 converter as well) so that may not work. For reference, this is the charger I use - https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...v-capable.html
    No worries, so that adaptor would work with the 80w charger you use or do I still need a different one?

  3. #133
    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    Lucy
    Robots
    AW: Amai, Ikari, Osu, Ramu / BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger / FW: Azriel / MW: Jibril, Kaizen
    Location
    Somewhere on the Wirral
    Posts
    975
    I can't see how the XT60 connection is made in the item listing but this might serve you better - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Turnigy-A...x/321661460833
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

  4. #134
    Roboteer

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    Adam
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    83
    Quote Originally Posted by Ocracoke View Post
    I can't see how the XT60 connection is made in the item listing but this might serve you better - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Turnigy-A...x/321661460833
    Cheers for that, is the 80W one worth the extra bit of money over the 50W one? As found a 50W cheaper https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Turnigy-A...mivFi56-vw_Fzg

    Thanks

  5. #135
    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    Lucy
    Robots
    AW: Amai, Ikari, Osu, Ramu / BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger / FW: Azriel / MW: Jibril, Kaizen
    Location
    Somewhere on the Wirral
    Posts
    975
    The difference between the 80W and 50W versions appear only to be that the 80W supports a higher charge rate looking at the specs. Either would do for a Featherweight.
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

  6. #136
    McMullet's Avatar
    Roboteer

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    Sam
    Robots
    Ensign Wedgeley Crusher (FW)
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    122
    As an alternative, I use one of these: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/pd606-charger-uk-plug.html

    I don't think it's as well-featured a piece of kit as the Accucell ones but it does have advantage that the AC/DC conversion is done inside - i.e., it comes with a UK plug so you can just run it right out of the box, rather than having to get an external 12VDC supply (it can run from an external DC input as well, if you're "in the field" and running from a car battery say).

  7. #137
    Roboteer

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    Adam
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    83
    Quote Originally Posted by McMullet View Post
    As an alternative, I use one of these: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/pd606-charger-uk-plug.html

    I don't think it's as well-featured a piece of kit as the Accucell ones but it does have advantage that the AC/DC conversion is done inside - i.e., it comes with a UK plug so you can just run it right out of the box, rather than having to get an external 12VDC supply (it can run from an external DC input as well, if you're "in the field" and running from a car battery say).
    I might go with that as simpler the better for me

    I might aswell get a LiPo at the same time then, people have suggested https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...html?wrh_pdp=1 but its out of stock, can I get a different mah or S rating?

    To drive 2 x argos drill motors and potentially a linear actuator?

    Cheers

  8. #138
    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    Lucy
    Robots
    AW: Amai, Ikari, Osu, Ramu / BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger / FW: Azriel / MW: Jibril, Kaizen
    Location
    Somewhere on the Wirral
    Posts
    975
    I would recommend sticking, for your first machine, with as similar spec as you can. Stick with 4S (which is the cell count in series, meaning 14.8v) if that is what the various components in your robot can take, namely your motors and speed controllers. I would say perhaps this - https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...ack-xt-90.html. Only slight hiccup is that the battery appears to only be in the EU, not in the UK so the delivery charges are going to be more.

    If you are not going to have a linear actuator, I know that at least 2100mAh is OK, The Honey Badger used 2x 2S LiFe batteries in series originally and even Azriel, with its axe, still uses 2100mAh LiFe batteries in 5S LiFe (2S and 3S in series). If you are going to use a linear actuator, I would recommend at least 3000mAh.
    Last edited by Ocracoke; 11th July 2019 at 13:33.
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

  9. #139
    Roboteer

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    Adam
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    83
    Quote Originally Posted by Ocracoke View Post
    I would recommend sticking, for your first machine, with as similar spec as you can. Stick with 4S (which is the cell count in series, meaning 14.8v) if that is what the various components in your robot can take, namely your motors and speed controllers. I would say perhaps this - https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...ack-xt-90.html. Only slight hiccup is that the battery appears to only be in the EU, not in the UK so the delivery charges are going to be more.

    If you are not going to have a linear actuator, I know that at least 2100mAh is OK, The Honey Badger used 2x 2S LiFe batteries in series originally and even Azriel, with its axe, still uses 2100mAh LiFe batteries in 5S LiFe (2S and 3S in series). If you are going to use a linear actuator, I would recommend at least 3000mAh.
    Shipping is actually the same strangely! I will need XT-60 to XT-90 adaptors it seems, would I be right in saying the battery is the female connector?

  10. #140
    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    Lucy
    Robots
    AW: Amai, Ikari, Osu, Ramu / BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger / FW: Azriel / MW: Jibril, Kaizen
    Location
    Somewhere on the Wirral
    Posts
    975
    Ah, I had missed it was a XT-90. You would need one of these - https://hobbyking.com/en_us/xt90-mal...-2pcs-bag.html - to make the connection.
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

Register To Comment

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •