Chief Delphi Community,
I am in the process of ordering stuff for the 72 hour build.
I have a ton of questions and I can use your help.
What should I make sure I have on hand?
Provide suggestions below.
I think I have a handle on the basics (Motors, chain, bolts, gearboxes, aluminum…)
Teach me something new, or remind me about something I may not remember.
I will start things off with two questions about wiring.
Wire: I use RED & BLACK for the power IN side of the Talon/Victor and WHITE & BLUE for the power OUT side. To simplify things, I use 12g for all high current applications (no worrying about the extra weight - it isn’t that much and it gets the job done).
How much 12g wire of each color should I have on hand to be sure I don’t run out?
Connectors: The EEs on the team are not FIRSTers. They don’t like Anderson Power Pole Connectors for motor applications. I am inclined to have them use Andersons anyway since they are a popular choice among FIRSTers.
Two questions? Should I use Anderson Power Poles or not? If so, how many terminals and how many Red, Black, White and Blue housings should I have on hand?