According to this post the cap per motor is 20A / number_of_motors. At this time it didn’t matter if the motor was in use or not it still took up some current, has this changed?
If this hasn’t changed, if I were to use a 14 motor bot for VexU each motor would be capped at 20A / 14 or 1.43A per motor, significantly less than the standard 2.5A.
If I take it further and say I was going to have a:
- 6 motor drive (8.57A)
- 4 motor intake (5.71A)
- 2 motor lift (2.86A)
- 2 motor tray (2.86A)
and pair that up against the “standard” bot this year:
- 4 motor drive (10A)
- 2 motor intake (5A)
- 1 motor lift (2.5A)
- 1 motor tray (2.5A)
This is essentially just moving some current from the drive to the other mechanism in the robot. My question is really how much do amps really impact the motors and if it’s even worth using more than 8 motors for VexU if the amps are as important as I’m understanding them to be.