Last year our team used an 8.45:1 gear ratio with the intention of being fast, and we were having troubles. During competition either one side or both sides of our drive train would stop moving and then come back online in about 15-20 seconds. Working with the technicians at competition, we came to the conclusion that the gear ratio we used was too low for our robot and it was overloading the fuse, causing it to reset. We would like to still be able to move quickly, but not cause any complications on the robot.
One solution we thought of was trying to use a WCP dual speed gearbox. What would be the best dual speed gearbox to use? Also, what spread would you recommend?
If not the dual speed gearbox, are there any other gearboxes/ratios you would recommend? All feedback is appreciated.