Our team would like to add a neon light to our robot as a non functional element for looks. I’ve heard that you can’t have an extra battery on he robot as dead weight and seeing as how this would run off an external battery that would plug into it, would this be considered illegal or what?
Is it not legal to connect 2 batteries together in parallel? Doing so only increases the longevity and not voltage.
This has been Q+A’d several times in the past, the best I can find from this season is here. A better answer comes from the Round Up Q+A and can be seen here.
Non functional decorations cannot contain additional power sources of any kind, nor can they be powered by the cortex.
This is not legal and please also see this.
Okay, thanks for the help