Motor Strength

Hi guys, we are having a problem with our motors freezing while we are driving. We were wondering if there is a way to test the motor’s strength. Thanks! :slight_smile:

What exactly do you mean by freezing? Do you mean stopping and not running as programmed, as happens with tripped circuit breakers in the Cortex or overheated PTC thermistors in the motors?

I find it interesting that you use the word “freezing” because that typically refers to ice forming due to low temperatures, but VEX motors typically lock up due to high temperatures.
Anyway, there are specs on the motors located here. Some physics should get you everything you need. :wink:

Make sure you have your motors plugged into different breakers on the CPU. Like 1-5 are a breaker and 6-10 are a breaker. So if you have a 4 motor drive put 2 motors on one side and the other 2 on the other side.