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Topic: reference servo, please be more clear (Read 644 times) previous topic - next topic

Bringamosa

https://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/Servo

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Servo motors have three wires: power, ground, and signal. The power wire is typically red, and should be connected to the 5V pin on the Arduino board. The ground wire is typically black or brown and should be connected to a ground pin on the Arduino board. The signal pin is typically yellow, orange or white and should be connected to a digital pin on the Arduino board. Note that servos draw considerable power, so if you need to drive more than one or two, you'll probably need to power them from a separate supply (i.e. not the +5V pin on your Arduino). Be sure to connect the grounds of the Arduino and external power supply together.
Not agreeing with the part in bold. 

There are enough  servos that,  on their own,  can pull way more than the arduino can provide.  The way it is formulated here may make people think it is ok to power a single servo with the arduino 5v. I think the warning must be a bit more clear.

Bringamosa

Lol, and since this topic is moved, maybe also change the link at the bottom of the article so t sirects you to the right forum section

Robin2

Unfortunately the folk who maintain the documentation never seem to participate in the Forum.

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Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

Coding Badly

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Oct 09, 2018, 08:40 pm Last Edit: Oct 09, 2018, 08:40 pm by Coding Badly

True.  But they do review and merge pull requests.


Robin2

True.  But they do review and merge pull requests.
And do they pull them from this section of the Forum?

If not, why not?

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Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

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