Hello,I am working on a project where I will use a robotic arm. The arm uses 6 of these servos:http://www.domanrchobby.com/content/?113.htmlThe manufacturer does not give any information about the current required. So, I looked up similar robotic arms and I found completely different values for the required power supply ranging from 100mA up to 2.5A per servo. Does anyone here have experience working with similar servos (around 2.1Nm/21.5 kg/cm at 6V) and could tell me the current required.Can I use this shield in the worst case scenario (2.5A at 6V) or might it get fried by the resulting 90W?I would be thankful for any help!
Thanks for the support so far.I got an DC power adapter that supplies 5A at 6V. Now I encounter a new problem. To figure out the boundaries of the servo motion I wrote a small sketch, that uses the analog input from a potentiometer to control the servo. When the servo is hooked up to the power adapter it just makes random motions. It works perfectly fine when the servo is hooked up to the 5V of the Arduino. Has anyone an idea what could cause this Problem?
A common problem that gives odd results like you describe is failing to use common ground. The - of the power supply needs to be connected to the ground of the arduino.
Show us a wiring diagram of how things were arranged when the servo misbehaved.
Yes that was the problem. Thanks for the help.
Could you recommend any freeware for drawing wiring diagrams?