We are using all 16 ports on our PDP for motor controllers and want to plug a Limelight into the 20 amp VRM port on the bottom of the PDP. Will this work and/or is this legal?
No, according to R617 B
An alternative is to use the REV PDH which has 20 channels
Do you know where I can find a PDH for sale since they are all out of stock? Perhaps a team on here has an extra we can buy with a premium for your troubles?
I would probably make a separate thread for that request. We do not have any that we would be willing to sell
Wait we just re-read the rule a few times and interpreted the rules the following way:
The radio module must be powered off of the PDP ports on the bottom and no other electrical source can share that connection.
I don’t think it means that no other source can use those ports.
I would ask on the FIRST Q&A. That is a good question. Just make sure you use 22 awg wires to avoid breaking rule R622.
Personally, I think you should be able to. Whether it’s legal or not could be up for debate
Can any of the motors you are using be replaced with a pair of AM9015, VEX BAG, AM PG, etc.? See Table 9-2 in the Game Manual. Even if you don’t have any of those motors, they may be easier for your team to acquire than a PDH at this time.