Hey guys, long time since I've been around. Just getting to fooling around with my EZBv4. Those are pretty harsh terms of marking a thread as a question! "Don't ask too many!" What's up with that?
But, to my question. I finally made the adapter plate to get the EZB onto my RoboPhilo frame, and now I'm wondering what and how to power everything. I found the thread about power supplies: http://www.ez-robot.com/Community/Forum/Thread?threadId=8369 which had a really helpful datasheet: http://www.ez-robot.com/Tutorials/Files/EZ-Bv4%20Datasheet.pdf, but I'm wondering about power protection.
Normally, when I'm working with DC it's in a vehicle or a rack and there is plenty of room for ATC fuses and fuse holders. There's not so much room in the RoboPhilo, and I don't think that would fit very well. What kinds of protections are available for robots this size? I don't think it would be a good idea to run the bot without one, though it seems the original controller didn't have any kind of fuse to it.
The RoboPhilo is a 24 DoF humanoid robot using old school analog servos, which I hear draw +-200ma of current. Most of the servos are SV4032's, and here's the product page: http://shop.robobrothers.com/product.sc?productId=4. There are a couple of SV4140s: http://shop.robobrothers.com/product.sc?productId=8