Quick question about switches/plugs etc.

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Charlie_Foxtrot
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Quick question about switches/plugs etc.

Post by Charlie_Foxtrot »

according to the current AWS rules:
2c) Robots must have an externally accessible way of being shut down (e.g. a power switch, removable link or battery plug).
This would seem to allow for the removal of power by simply disconnecting the battery from the rest of the electronics (e.g. pulling apart the JST discharge plug from the ESC), however, every example I find seems to use a small slider switch instead. Have I misinterpreted the rules, or is it simply for convenience?

tl;dr: Are switches mandatory, or can you just disconnect the battery?

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Re: Quick question about switches/plugs etc.

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Not mandatory, lots of people just disconnect the battery, it's perfectly fine.
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Re: Quick question about switches/plugs etc.

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As Rory said, disconnecting the battery is fine, but it must be easily accessible, so if you need to unscrew a load of screws to get to the battery you would need a switch.
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Re: Quick question about switches/plugs etc.

Post by Charlie_Foxtrot »

Thanks Rory and George

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