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No power to mobile robot platform

Hi,

 

I just received the Robotics Starter Kit for Education and am having trouble getting the robot to work. I plugged the power in and turned all the dip switches in the off position but the power LED is still off and the hardware setup can't detect it. The power brick confirmed that it was charging and after leaving it plugged in, the battery is fully charged, so it isn't because its underpowered. Are there any wires that may have come loose or do I have to send it back for repairs?

 

Thanks

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CMal
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Re: No power to mobile robot platform

oswong,

 

Just to confirm, are you plugging the batter back into the robot's power cable after charging?  If the battery is charged and connected, the power LED should come on when the "MASTER" switch is turned on.  If the board is not being powered up, then there could be a loose connection or a damaged power converter.  You can check for a damaged power converter by listening for a quiet clicking noise.  Let me know if this helps.

 

Chris M 

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oswong
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Re: No power to mobile robot platform

Yes I am leaving it plugged in after charging and turning on the MASTER switch. I'll try taking it apart and checking for loose connections, thanks.
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Robotic

Do you know what is the new NI robot? and where can I find information about that?

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Dennis_Knutson
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Re: Robotic

Oye,

 

Stop spamming the board with the same question and START A NEW THREAD!

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Re: Robotic

sorry but I dont know why you are angry.....just I want to know the answer to that question.... sorry sorry 
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Re: Robotic

I'm angry because this is the second thread you've hijacked in so many minutes.

 

Have you gone to the main NI page and looked at the robotocs link?

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helloguanfuzi
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Re: No power to mobile robot platform

"You can check for a damaged power converter by listening for a quiet clicking noise"

 

Hi, I hear the noise after the LED is off, is that for a hardware problem or just because of  no power of the battery?

what's the solution ,please?

I'm looking forward your answer, thank u!

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Re: No power to mobile robot platform

Hi agan,

 

Are you having issues with the kit functioning strangely, or is the problem just the clicking noise?  Is it possible to tell where the noise seems to be coming from specifically?  If your power converter is damaged, then your kit won't work properly.  The power converter noise should only be an issue when there is power coming from the battery.  

Regards,

Jared R.
Precision DC Product Support Engineer
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helloguanfuzi
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Re: No power to mobile robot platform

thanks for ur answer!

but i still have no idea of where did the noise come from.

but after  battery charging, it's gone.

do u know why?