"The only thing I can possibly think of is if the ESC is really, really, close on specification. "it can take x amps for 15 or so mins, then starts to warm up rapidly"I suppose then you might hit some kind of theoretical capacity limit.…"
not sure, if you are still waiting for an answer, but here i go anyway :)
you are correct in your assumption that this limit is non-sense.
the ESC only cares about volts and amperes, not about the capacity of the power…"
The answer you are looking for is this: If you try to use a battery that has a higher *voltage* than specified, you may/will eventually destroy the ESC.
At all times, you have to stay below the maximum Amps or things will also overheat…"
"This sounds like typically chinese warning.
One chinese smartass copied EU/US produced ESC rated 35amps that can handle officially 40amps for 30s, and so claimed his copy can handle 45. Because of a few mistakes and 0.1USD cheaper parts it handles…"
My ESC on the AGV says do not use a battery above 3500mah (something like that maybe a bit greater. I peeled the sticker off already) with it. (there was a little sticker under the battery that said this, i took it off a while ago). Well this limits my driving time, and i would like more. So i am wondering why would there be a limit like this on it? i thought current was asked for, why would there be a limit for how much could be supplied? I want to wire my batteries in parallel to get longer…See More
"i dont get why most rc receivers have a small voltage rating that are lower than the batteries have."
That is historical / backwards compatibility. Way back when rocks were new and I was roughly your age, R/C gear came with a…"
"Just going to thrown in another solution I was considering encase my ESC did not put out a safe 5-6 volts. Its also possible to use a 7805 voltage regulator. Or maybe there is a problem with doing this... Any one feel to point out a problem with…"
"I dont get this 10m accuracy stuff, i am always way way more accurate than that. Like ken says, other sensors would be good for keeping you on track. Im hoping to get some sonar sensors so i can hit the target without hitting other things. I did get…"
The AGV code has been improved tons with lots of help from Bill porter, Thanks Bill. A lot of cleaning up and basic improvements were done but so were major ones. Added PD control instead of the plain P like before. The code runs faster at 10hz. The best part by far is the added functionality of storing waypoints in EEPROM and using the Ardupilot config tool to upload the points. Just today i ended up…