Motor malfunction...

  1. 11 months ago

    Our motors stop running after a minute of usage. Then they start back on about 30 sec later. Why is this happening?

  2. ChrisR246

    7 Dec 2017 Omaha, NE 985A

    Are they attached to anything or are you just holding them in the air with no load? Most likely they are attempting to move some load and they are overheating, either at the motor itself or at the microcontroller

  3. our motors are attached to sprockets for threads, if it is overloading then how can we fix it (we are even using a power expander).

  4. ChrisR246

    7 Dec 2017 Omaha, NE 985A

    Could be a couple things...

    Is one of the motors working against the others?
    Is there a lot of friction in the system that the motors are trying to overcome? Treads too tight? Shafts misaligned? Bearing flats deformed?
    Is the robot too heavy? Is it occurring while pushing or carrying a MOGO?

  5. PCHSRoboticsC

    8 Dec 2017 Somerset,Kentucky 98089C

    If your robot is carrying a lot of weight, motors can cut out, especially turbos, so if they are turbo motors, thats probably your problem


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