Battery for UDOO x86

Discussion in 'UDOO X86' started by Piero78, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. FirstGenGeek

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    I know. If you read the original post I jokingly replied to it said, "To [sic] bad that powerbanks can't be used when charging."
     
  2. toriless

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    While, their E7 26800 mAh works fine doing both, I double checked it before answering, as does the E3 so I think their entire new Astro line does.
     
  3. toriless

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    My darn Sony Bluetooth headphones can not be used while charging. It is the only rechargeable item I have like that.
     
  4. FirstGenGeek

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    The Anker website FAQ indicates the E7 cannot be charged when charging/powering other devices: https://www.anker.com/products/A1210012

    Also, the E7's output is only 60-70% efficient, so the original problem noted in this thread (is the battery pack output regulated?) remains in doubt.

    UPDATE: I just noticed the Anker Astro battery packs are 5v output, and the UDOO X86 requires 12v regulated +/- .nn volts.

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  5. toriless

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    While the their FAQ is fucking WRONG!!!! State what tou want I have the evidence and not some wiki like internet lie.
     
  6. Piero78

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  7. waltervl

    waltervl UDOOer

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    A little bit offtopic but why connect an extra arduino when the udoo has an arduino build in? Do you have to use 2 arduino's? If you need extra io you could also use the x86 io.
     
  8. Piero78

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    My robot will have 20 servos, can the Udoo x86 control this numbers of servos?
     
  9. FirstGenGeek

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    Just like any standard Arduino board the UDOO X86 shouldn't power any servos. If you look back to the start of this thread you will find the following:
    "With respect to the servos you will likely want to have a separate regulated battery power supply. This guide will help: https://cdn-learn.adafruit.com/downloads/pdf/16-channel-pwm-servo-driver.pdf "
     
  10. Piero78

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    I will use 2 boards (UDOO X86 and Arduino MEGA with expansion board) with 2 batteries. Now, can my solution posted before power the UDOO X86?
     
  11. waltervl

    waltervl UDOOer

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    For 20 servo's you could also use something like this http://www.lamja.com/?p=504
    In this sulution the servos are separately powered. An I2C expansion board as FirstGenGeek proposed is also a very good alternative. And even better than the other because that relies on Arduino Uno timers wich I don't know if they are compatible with the Curie ones.
    So to control 20 servo's you only need 1 Arduino. To power them you need external power. The battery size is also depends how heavy you use the servo's.
     
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  12. Piero78

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    UDOO X86 is a board design for makers, the staff has to explain how to connect it to a external battery. I wait an OFFICIAL solution.
     
  13. waltervl

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    I think they are not ready yet. The Udoo Quad, Dual and Neo need a power supply between 6 and 15 Volt so very tolerant. I expect the Udoo X86 having the same specs so no need for a regulated power source as long as it is stable. A battery is stable per design so for the time being just plan to use any 12 V battery and be sure that during loading it is not peaked over 15V ( if connected to the board).
     
  14. waltervl

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    Servo's normally run on 5-6V so you need another battery pack for the servo's. Or put 2 6V packs in serial for the Udoo and use 1 of the 2 to power the servo's.
     
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    Probably OK to power the board (waiting for power input specs). Not OK to power the servo's.
     
  18. Piero78

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    I will use 2 batteries.
     
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    News about an OFFICIAL battery for the board?
     

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