Electrical Inspection

  1. last week

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

  2. dhmmjoph

    Feb 12 Huntington, WV | Athens, OH
    Edited last week 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

    Feb 12 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. 6 days ago

    Thank you

  5. AppleDavidJeans

    Feb 13 Collierville, Tennessee 3631A (Retired)
    Edited 6 days 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. 5 days ago

    @AppleDavidJeans And how did you test it?

  7. biglesliep

    Feb 14 Menlo Park, CA 1666

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

  8. Barin

    Feb 14 Arizona
    Edited 5 days ago by Barin

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

    Official PTC testing guide


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