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Power Connection To Ez-B V4 Without Using Base Unit


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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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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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.


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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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! :)


@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...


Welcome @cem! Love the design- super cool. ;)


Why does the power base have a 20A fuse (that requires replacement) if the EZBV4 already has an onboard auto reset fuse?


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.


Think of it this way. The polyfuse protects the delicate stuff while the 20A fuse protects the traces and the rest of the components.