Tag: electrical

Power Expander: 2 Batteries Are Better than One! (Updated)

Did you know you’re allowed to use 2 batteries on your VEX competition robot? Learn more to improve your robot’s performance!

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The 9V Backup Battery

New coaches: don’t be caught flat-footed at your first tournament. Understand what the required 9V backup battery is all about, *well in advance* of your competition (in time for you to find/buy one).

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VEX Batteries: Performance & Measurement

Here’s my latest epic post, this time on VEX robot batteries, their performance characteristics, and ways to evaluate their health & capability over time. I hope coaches & mentors out there find it to be a useful reference/resource.

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Motor Ports 1 & 10 – Way Different!

Today I want to relay some more useful information from the awesome jpearman on the VEX Forum regarding motor ports 1 & 10 that will affect the way you’ll want to allocate ports in your robot design. I seem to be writing encyclopedic posts lately, so here’s today’s table of contents: Inside the cortex: 2 CPUs […]

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Labeling Motors & Wires – Time Well Spent

Here are some easy-to-implement tips from our team on labeling VEX motors and wires to save your team some time.

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Motor Ports: Spread Out the Load

Spread out your motors across motor ports 1 through 10 for best performance.

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Wiring Basics, Part 3

I strongly recommend labeling all of your motors and your motor controllers and other wiring systems so that you can quickly troubleshoot problems. It will also save you a lot of time when you have to unplug motors or wires in your design iteration, so that you can get things back together quickly and correctly.

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Wiring Basics, Part 2

Plugging the motor into the motor controller — connecting red-to-red or red-to-black do different things. Find out how that works and what it can accomplish. Also learn about how 3-wire cables must be connected.

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Wiring Basics, Part 1

First things first, the best VEX product ever: the extension cable retaining clip!

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What Are Motor Controllers?

Why do some motor ports on the cortex have 2-prong plugs and some have 3-prong plugs? What are those little plastic doo-dads that connect the motor to the cortex? How do they work? When do I need them? Read on for a short primer on motor controllers!

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