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Arlo Battery Needs & Battery Question
Quick background (just 2 lines...i promise): I've done robotics through FRC (http://www.usfirst.org
) but for the most part electronics is generally set. Specifically when it comes to batteries and total power consumption of the robot. (2 lines...I DID IT)
I was wondering what power consumption for the Arlo system is like, specifically the Wheel/Motor Kit (http://www.parallax.com/product/28963
). .It's listed as 2.5-8Amp, but wondering what kind of current usage is typical for flat/carpetted surface?
I'm debating whether I need to go above 16Ah for it to be used for 4 or 5 hrs. Thoughts?
My second Battery Question is in regards to general theory on how long batteries last? What is the optimal draw on a battery? What happens if there is a greater draw on battery, how does that affect how long it would last?