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Vex Electronics

This is just a tip (which I learned today through others on this site, thanks guys)

All Vex electronics are self regulated.

Which means that even though they say you must use their battery's, you can run any battery between 6v and 12v without drama.

 

For example, I'm running a 12v nimh 5000 pack on my robot with a regular Molex/Tamiya connector.

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/27575

 

Zen Master

I'm building a robot with many different voltages here.

I have managed to avoid voltage regulation by cheating, I run the motors that are rated for 4.5 volts at 6 volts from a RC NiCd battery, and I use an RC Electronic Speed Controller that can give 5 volts to the RC receiver, the wireless camera and the Picaxe. I feared that this might be a problem and turned to the all knowing LMR forums for help. And help I got...

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