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Ez-B Voltage

What is the max/best voltage for a ez-b running a wall-e? A link to battery would be most appreceated(pardon my spelling).

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#1  
Max voltage is around 17v
Best voltage is around 7.2v

Personally I use a 7.4v LiPo which is 8.4v fully charged, the onboard regulators do their job very well and the 6v voltage regulator I added to the battery powers the h-bridge and 6v servos nicely.

It depends what else you run in the robot, some use 12v so they can also power a netbook or mini itx board.

But for a Wall-e, you will be restricted for space so I'd say look for a good NiMh or NiCd battery pack to supply 6-7.2v or small LiPo LiIon. The main problem you will run in to though is battery life...

You could always build Wall-e's toolbox he carries and fill it with batteries though:)
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#2  
I use the 6xAA battery pack that comes with the complete kit. It works great:)
#3  
yea. lol.

How would the battery charge? through the ez-b attachment? or do i need to get one with stray wires at the ends and a charging cable.

Or what type of battery adapter comes with ez kit?
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#4  
cant get the pic but it's the Alternate Power Adapter in the store. what plug is this?

Do i have to get a battery with this end if i want extra power for longer battery life but still be able to charge using a charger compadible?
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#5  
The power adapter plugs in to the EZB and has 2 terminals for you to connect your battery to. So the battery could be anything really (just snip off the plug that comes on it if it has one - do one wire at a time otherwise you will short it out).

But as DJ said, you get a battery holder with the kit that holds 6 batteries. 6 x 1.5v AA cells = 9v or 6 x 1.2v NiCd AA cells = 7.2v Charging could be using a standard AA battery charger (get yourself a few sets of batteries so you never have to wait around for them to charge)
#6  
ok. thanks both of you. but with another battery moded with the ez-b power adapter how would you charge it?
#7  
Oh and DJ if your still reading/following this post i have had an epic idea.
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