1. Introduction

Welcome to the Power Pack Kit! Get ready to supply your robot with some voltage and great current delivery. This will guide you through the soldering, wiring, and assembly steps that are needed to make the power pack kit. Note that it is not perfect – some pieces do not fit as professionally as one would hope, and thus, hot glue is used. This power pack kit can supply your robot with 5V @ 5A, and 6V @ 8A. This combination is great for rovers like Bowie that are medium sized and relatively light weight (< 5kg). The input is a 2 cell LiPo, and output is through wires with a terminal at the end - making it very easy to interface with a variety of connectors. To assemble this, soldering, wiring, and hot glueing is involved. The instructions are here to guide you through it! Let's get started!

Tools required:

  • Soldering iron
  • Solder (your choice – lead free or leaded)
  • Third hand tool
  • Desolder wick braid, or desoldering tool (just in case there are mistakes along the way)
  • Diagonal cutters
  • Wire strippers
  • Painters tape
  • Screwdriver with bit kit
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

These are all the components of the kit. The XT60 battery connector in your kit may be yellow. See the fasteners in the below photo.

These are the fasteners which also go along with the components of the kit.

Here is what the final product looks like. This is what we will be making.

It also comes with a ‘boom stopper’, which has a 10A fuse. Remember to have it pluged in before your battery!

In the kit is approximately 130cm positive wire (likely red coloured), and 70cm negative wire (likely black coloured). The first step is to cut the wire into the proper lengths. Here are the wire lengths to be cut. A, B = 14.5cm; C, D = 10.5cm; E, F = 6.0cm; G, H, I, J = 30cm. After cutting, strip approximately 5-10mm from the ends. For the longer ones (G, H, I, J), one of the ends will need to be stripped longer, and then also trimmed in half. After this, lightly tin the wires with solder.
Home Regulator wires

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