Planetary Gearbox draw too mutch current.
June 9, 2010
I have two of these Tamiya 72001 Planetary Gearbox Kit, I am using them with my picaxe 28x1 starter kit.
The manual says "Do not use power source higher than 4.5V". However, the motor doesn't work with a power source lower than 6v, and even with 6V the motor barely moves and the motor drive (L293d) become extremely hot and after a few second of use it seems to shut down and the motor stops moving.
Will using 3C batteries instead of 4AA slove the problem?