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Power Connection To Ez-B V4 Without Using Base Unit

Hi,

I'm looking to buy a EZ-B v4 for my Hexapod, but don't want to use the power shell
unit to connect the power as its to big. Is there a connector to connect directly
to the EZ-B v4 power connector, without having to use the power shell base unit.
Or will I have to modify the EZ-B v4 to connect my batteries directly to it.

Here the Hexapod, currently has a Servotor32 controller with a Atmega32u4 Processor @16mhz running it, but need more computing power! And having to compile scripts in Python which is a pain!


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#1  
The ezb uses a micro or mini deans (not sure which one) to connect to the power shell... So you can just grab a micro deans off of ebay and go that route... Other than that you'll need to modify the ezb... I modified one of mine using a Tamiya plug...

If you want horse power the ezb board has it in abundance (120 MHz ARM Cortex-M3 and 80MHz Microchip PIC32)... The difference between your setup and using the new V4 is like the difference between a Sopwith Camel and the Supermarine Spitfire :)
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#2  
Thanks, yep I know there's a huge difference in HP, between the two, hence why
I'm interested in modifying my Hexapod and doing some fun stuff with it :)

Also thinking of replacing the metal parts, with 3D printed parts, as the weight of this
is very heavy also with the 20 heavy duty servo's.
PRO
Canada
#3  
Lol, just to clarify the micro versus mini deans connector confusion, those are two names for the same connector. There are a few other names like mini T-plug or micro T-plug as well.

From my perspective, I think that the company that came up with the design for the connector should be the one to have the official name, which is:Deans Micro Plug

;)
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#5  
Thanks Jeremie, seen loads of 'Deans Micro Plug' on ebay here in the UK.

Looks like I'll be placing an order very shortly for a EZ-B v4 and some other parts! :)
#6  
@cem, dude you won't regret it!.... In the mean time, you should (if you haven't already done so) download ARC and play around with it...
#7  
Welcome @cem! Love the design- super cool. ;)
Australia
#8  
Why does the power base have a 20A fuse (that requires replacement) if the EZBV4 already has an onboard auto reset fuse?
PRO
USA
#9  
I believe the onboard polyfuse only protects the EZB when sourcing current (milliamps) through the hardware ports.

all the other scenarios are covered via the power base fuse.
#10  
Think of it this way. The polyfuse protects the delicate stuff while the 20A fuse protects the traces and the rest of the components.