I’ve recently been having troubles with my robot turning as we belive that static is burning out the motors causing us to not be able to turn properly. We’re using v5 motors, is anyone else experiencing this and if so, how would you solve this?
Here are some threads that could have been found using the search function discussion ports being burnt out. Try reading through these.
Sorry, that you keep losing V5 ports to ESD. Unfortunately, this is a
The best method to prevent further port losses is to apply Antistatic Spray:
If you don’t have access to the spray, you could try to use laundry dryer sheets to regularly wipe the field and robot wheels, like this one:
Electrostatic Discharge, referred to as ESD, is the buildup of an electrical charge on non-conductive surfaces and the eventual discharge, like lightning, to a
My post was more of just a general update. There had been a few posts above saying that it could be caused by ESD, my post was just trying to show the best way to avoid that happening.
@DRow cannot say that static is killing the ports on the V5 brains.
First, I think, they are not 100% sure what is the exact mechanism. There is always some level of static in the air this time of the year, but ports are not all dying as soon as you put the robot out on the field - there is something else tha…