My next project is a BB-9. If anyone knows of it, I'm using the Joe Drive and 12v DC Planetary Motors with BTS7960 43A High Power Motor Driver H-Bridges. I'm using a 12V 20000mah battery for power.
If I power the EZ-b with 12v, can I run the power from the digital port straight to the H-bridge, or should I power it from the power source?
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If you are using a power base, there is a 20 amp fuse
Fuse Replacement Lesson:
If both motors pull more than 20 amp, you will end-up replacing the fuse.
There are other issues like wire gauges, you need to have proper wires to handle the motor amps.
My recommendation is to have separate circuits EZ-B and motor h-bridges.
you need to pickup the right wire gauge, and a fuse block something like this:
EZB4 specifications PDF
Ok thanks! I'll power them through a fuse panel.
Once I get it wired, I know I will have script questions.
Thanks, and i believe can be very relevant.
I missed that point, I wrongly assumed the VIN is connected to the Digital Ports Red Pin.
back to the lesson:
one Schottky's diode (A7 T35) between the power in and the Vin. The 5 Amps must be diode max forward current.
one Schottky's diode (A7 T63). I'm guessing ... the diode reference is different the limit must be different too.
Once again thanks for pointing out!