Electrical Inspection

  1. 9 months ago

    Hi, I want to ask if it's normal that in my country during inspection, there is not an electrical inspection.

  2. dhmmjoph

    12 Feb 2018 Huntington, WV | Athens, OH
    Edited 9 months ago by dhmmjoph

    I assume you're referring to the last item on the VRC Robot Inspection Checklist , "PTC Verification Testing". In my experience, this testing does not take place at most tournaments.

  3. dsivo

    12 Feb 2018 Hopkinton MA 2602H

    Same here. I have never seen PTC testing done. However, I assume it will take place at Worlds and some regional competitions.

  4. Thank you

  5. AppleDavidJeans

    13 Feb 2018 Collierville, Tennessee 3631A (Retired)
    Edited 9 months ago by AppleDavidJeans

    Typically PTC verification testing isn't done at the local level, where teams, especially new ones, are generally good about their PTCs. If anything, expect it definitely at the World level and possibly the state/regional level. For Tennessee here, we do PTC checks at the state championship.

    That doesn't mean that a team can't complain about another team's PTCs (or lack thereof, for that matter), and I've had to do a special check on a team once at my high school's December tournament because another team complained about how the former's robot was unusually fast. Testing came up negative for tampering and I cleared them to continue competing, where they went on to become tournament champions.

  6. @AppleDavidJeans And how did you test it?

  7. biglesliep

    14 Feb 2018 Menlo Park, CA 1666

    Hey, guess what? I wrote an article about this too: Competition Inspection: PTC Test

  8. Barin

    14 Feb 2018 Arizona
    Edited 9 months ago by Barin

    @Jeffry Abdelnour @AppleDavidJeans And how did you test it?

    Official PTC testing guide


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