Can Ez Board Run Off 6 Volts?

 
#1

I have a 6 volt lead acid that under cyclic use says it charges up to 7.4 volts. Baseline its a 6 volt battery , I was going to run most my servos and ezb off this. And a seperate 12 volt my computer runs on. Does this sound correct. ? I was trying to search to forum and not much populated.Thanks

#2

Manual states min of 5V but do remember the more devices attached the more current drawn, so life of battery is short.

#3

Josh, I run my omnibot off a 6V 4.5ah battery with no problems. I power the servos directly from the battery and I have had NO problems with that arrangement.

#4

Ok , @robotmaker said it wouldn't work. Ya know Brett I'm.surprised I we aren't texting lol , I get txt from Sam with project updates regularly.

#5

The amperage will matter most. My omnibot runs off a 6 volt battery, but it's also 4 amps.

#6

Gotcha , its the super hoss , 3 times the capacity of the ub645 . I picked it up from Brett. I think the previous doubts passed on to me were from brown out situations from the AA battery pack.

@DJ Speaking of - I planned on running the ez robot board + ez robot futuba servos from this same 6 volt battery my only concern is the battery is at 7 volts fully charged. Is this acceptable for these servos dj? Thanks for replying - josh
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#7

@Josh - I believe those servos can operate on 7.4V as well. If you are worried you can always use one of your voltage regulators to ensure 6V max.

#8

You can read about the supporting voltages for your version in the ez-b manual: www.ez-robot.com/Manual

All pins output 5 volts - and supports up to 5 amps (fused)

You'd have to check the datasheet for your servos to see how many volts they support. Some do 6 volts, most are 5 - others can do 7... It varies Grin

#9

I tried running the EZ-B off an 11.1 volt lipo with 2.2 amps to run 6 servos (2 arms that were under load) and it wasn't long before the heat sinks started getting hot. I stopped after a few minutes because I dont have a fan on them. I'm coming to the conclution that if you have some power hungry servos - as bret indicated - power them directly from the battery via a regulator.

#10

Update - added a 12 volt pc fan that runs straight off the 11.1 volt lipo and blows down across the ez-b and WHAT A DIFFERENCE. No heating problems, no brownouts and Bob hasn't gone into the body shakes. I had no idea a fan would make such a difference.