On a recent project, I went through quite a few of the very low cost ($3.95) servo's while building it, as was expected.
Now that all the testing is finished, I would like to settle into the project using a more durable 180 degree servo,
but am ignorant as to what the expected longevity of a servo such as the Parallax Standard Servo (#900-00005) 'should' be if it is utilized at it's maximum 'pull' spec several times per minute, which if I understand the spec correctly, is 38 oz-in torque at 6 VDC (but can't seem to locate the expected current that will be needed when it's performing a 38 oz torque pull).
The low cost servo's would work as desired, but without noticeable cause, would just stop and have to be replaced.
I simply wouldn't be able to afford 10x the cost of swapping out multiple higher cost servo's, so am investigating their reliability.
Thanks so much!