At our team’s last competition, we used a Backup Battery for the first time. We never believed it made any difference before but we wanted to try it out (as we heard from our coach that it helps with a resetting Cortex).
Well, the Backup Battery did more harm than good. For two of our first four matches, we had battery problems. With a fully charged battery (8.4+), our robot would blink red on the cortex and then reset at the start of the match. It was frustrating as it was our only loses for the competition :(. We then tried unplugging the Backup Battery for the remainder of our matches and we never had an issue.
So I would like to know how many of you guys actually use backup batteries and if they work well? It’s possible that our Backup Battery was DoA, as it was brand new.
Thanks for the help!