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by ChrisA
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think my new 15A Roboclaw has a problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2029

I think my new 15A Roboclaw has a problem

I have the 15 amp Roboclaw. It has been in the box for a while and now I try to use it. It seems not to work. When I connected to IonStudio I notice the firmware needed to be updated. That went OK. Firmware is now 4.1.24 Connections: Very simple just this... (1) A 1 amp linear power supply that has ...
by ChrisA
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: interface serial rx/tx to 3.3 volt uP
Replies: 1
Views: 1478

interface serial rx/tx to 3.3 volt uP

I want to connect the roboclaw serial pins to a 3.3 volt micro controller. I know to scale the TX pin with a voltage divider so as not to damage the uP RX pin. Question. Is the 0 to 3.3 volt signal from the uP TX pin enough to drive the Roboclaw RX pin? or do I need to translate this up 5 volts? How...
by ChrisA
Mon May 22, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery connection and diodes?
Replies: 1
Views: 1833

Battery connection and diodes?

I just read through the Roboclaw user manual. I see a number of wiring diagrams and several show a battery, fuse and switch wired in series with the controller. This is simple, but... I see a diode in parallel with the fuse but no diode in parallel with the switch. It seems to me you'd want a diode ...