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Motor? Answered

alright i'm converting this old vex system into a rc car and the motor has and idle speed that can be controlled with this small potentiometer and when i turn it so the idle is off when i use it (i use it for steering) and when i use it the idle turns back on and iono what to do any ideas i tried using a resistor but it leaves too little voltage for the motor to turn the steering arm well

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lightpacker
lightpacker

12 years ago

i think it has a little voltage running through the motor at all times

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lightpacker
lightpacker

12 years ago

it has one built into the circuitry to like move the servo back to its original position (motor is the same thing but the potentiometer is not attached to the gear) i wanna know how to stop the idle speed of the motor or if its possible at all

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 12 years ago

what's the idle? Do motors have an "idle?

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

12 years ago

I'm not sure what the questions is You shouldn't use a potentiometer in series with a motor to control it