Re: [mowbot] Basic platform

Dave Everett (deverett nospam at
Fri, 15 May 1998 12:14:10 +1000

At 10:23 AM 14-05-98 -0500, you wrote:
>The 20 amp
>hour batery last about 15 miutes between charges before the voltage effect
>the timer chip's duty cycle to the point that it just turns in erratic
>circles. The high power requirment is a must to climb the hills I have here
>and to cut grass at the same time. I tried smaller drive motors and found
>them to be too small to get the job done.

You might get longer running times by running the electronics at 5v via a
That way the timing will be consistent.

What is the battery voltage when it starts behaving erratically?

Dave Everett

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