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njwheelbarrow

Thanks Railroad, for all of your help. This has really helped me out. Much appreciated.

Railroader

My pleasure. Nice to assist You. You are very responcive. I have also been asking Forum for help and I still do now and then.
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Paul__B

The power supply is a breadboard supply: Breadoard Power Supply

I'm powering that with a 12v adapter plugged into my wall.
That supply is only marginally more useless than the regulator on the UNO/ Nano (and similar).

There is virtually no heatsinking on the regulator, so the theoretical current capability of 700 mA is in fact, totally meaningless!

Robin2

So my timings were taken without a load on the servo. 0˚-60˚ with 5v power (from external 'breadboard' supply) takes approx
500ms.
I reckon you need a much bigger servo.

Even with a 7.2v power supply your present servo will be struggling with the load you have on it.

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

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