Rover 5 Motor Issue ?
January 14, 2013
This is my first post in this forum and I hope you can help me. I just got a Rover 5 ( the 4 wheel edition) and the Dagu 4 channel motor controller.
Everything is connected with my Arduino Mega and I have no problems to control the motors and read the current amp value from the motors. I noticed that the motors are consuming up to 1.6 A and I think this is too much ? The Rover was not touching the ground and the default chain was mounted on the tire ?
Should I try to make the chains more loose ?
I also noticed that when I just power one motor it is possible that this motor is running very slow (PWM between 150 and 200 in my tests).Is this normal ?
I use 6 x LR6 1.5 batteries (new ones ) maybe this is not correct ?
If you have any ideas I would thank you in advance.
Regards from Germany :)