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 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:54 pm

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?

Rapidrory
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Re: Quick question about switches/plugs etc.

Post by Rapidrory » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:08 pm

Not mandatory, lots of people just disconnect the battery, it's perfectly fine.
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