I'm new to the Ez-Robot community. I recently put in an order for the JD Revolution bot, excited about its arrival, even though it's in stage 2
I've been reading up about LiPo batteries and I am now sufficiently perplexed by the numerous complications surrounding all things LiPo...
From what I know, the JD kit includes a 1300mAh 7.4VDC LiPo battery (charger incl), but to better my understanding of what this means (pardon my ignorance if I ask stupid questions, but I am still new to a few of these things) this would mean that:
7.4 volt battery = 2 cells x 3.7 volts (2S)
Essentially, the battery pack is a 2-series LiPo battery pack. Subsequently at 100% charge, this battery pack would output roughly 8.4V?
From what I've read, LiPo batteries don't like being discharged past 80% of their capacity for numerous reasons, so I have the following question:
I'm assuming the EZ-B v4 does not cater for LiPo batteries going below 80% of their capacity as the the use of battery is not known upfront and for a number of other reasons. (also assuming this can be done easily as an extension by the end-user).
What's the best way to measure the voltage coming from the battery with regards to the EZ-B? For instance, the voltage reading detected by the EZ-B is 7.6, call an algorithm to move to the charging station or move to a safe zone and shutdown so as to limit the damage to the batteries?
I just need a basic idea of what needs to be done, I'll try and figure out the details as that's the fun part of the project
Just to give some context as to my experience level - I've been programming in C/C++/C#/Java for about 10 - 12 year now, but my experience with electronics is minimal. I know the bare minimum.
Thanks in advance!