We’ve just wrapped our fourth FRC season, and our Power Distribution Panel is starting to wear out–wires don’t seat properly, the plastic around where you insert a wago tool is looking chewed up and worn out, and I think I can see bits of metal shavings/wire in some of the breaker holes. The small white push connectors are similarly worn out and we’ve had a lot of electrical problems this year.
Is it possible to take it apart and meticulously clean it, or should I replace it altogether? I’m not sure how long these PDPs are meant to last. I can tell you that they’ve suffered a lot of unnecessary abuse.
PWM cables, and most other cables for that matter, on our RoboRIO come loose easily. We could never get the cameras to connect properly during sandstorms this past season, despite replacing cameras and updating software. Would a whole new RoboRIO solve these and future problems? It too as suffered a lot of abuse. How long are they meant to last? If I buy a replacement now, how likely is FRC to do away with them next year?