From: jmuchow@SPAMMENOTcamlight.com (John Muchow)
Subject: Re: Reducing contact resistance for low volt use?
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 08:05:24 GMT
Organization: MindSpring Enterprises
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>>> You just said that you fry motors and batteries all the time, let
>>>alone "embattled bot" damage. This expense would seem muy poquito, by
>>>comparison. Do a google search, if you didn't catch that one. :-]
It is a minor expense...but that wasn't my point (which I didn't make
very clear). It's not the actual cost I was referring to, but the
amorphous principle of not wanting to pay more for something that
doesn't deliver a benefit worth the extra money.
>>> Even at five dollars a foot (which it is not), you could show a
>>>better connected system as the contacts would also be better. THAT
>>>resistance IS important. I would bet a unit would run better with a
>>>good set of silver plated feed lines over copper. Hell, find pure
>>>silver, and gang up a cable yourself. WOW. All I know is that my
>>>jumper cables worked better than my dad's, and it was due to gauge and
>>>clamp attachment method.
Heck, it's worth a try.
>>>It would also gain a bit of "prestige" as it were.
OK, *now* you're talking. I'll need clear insulation though (to show
it off) and none of the hi-temp stuff is clear....darn.
>>>Delivery problem to motor solved. If stalling continues, battery
>>>capacity *must* be increased. That *is* the entire circuit.
>>>Batteries, terminations, traverse line, terminations, motor winding.
A few bots out there stall under "normal" driving conditions, but very
few. Most easily spin their wheels when placed up against the wall.
It's almost a requirement since most bots might have to carry the
weight of another and you need to have that extra torque in reserve.
Until that other bots is on top, we enjoy the faster acceleration.
>>> Silver could only help. Guaranteed to be non-detrimental.
>>>Among metal conductors, it is the best. The only other room
>>>temperature compound that beats it is it's own product, silver
>>>oxide... in pure form. Make some silver oxide bars.
I agree, it couldn't possibly hurt.
>>> I do not know if silver has a "work hardening" type property to the
>>>same degree as copper, but copper is quite dramatic.
Combat robot builders see that a lot when attempting to bend armor
sheet/plate....especially with titanium,
>>> Isn't there a relay (solid state perhaps) involved here as well?
Where? In my discharger or a typical combat 'bot's circuitry?
>>> Voltage drop? Contact count? Mercury switches?
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