We’re experiencing a really weird problem with the Talon SRX motor controllers. They seem to be supplying power directly to the motor without being enabled.
When we enable the main breaker, the motor that’s connected to the Talon immediately runs to full speed, then seems to trigger a breaker or something, waits for a second, then does it again, repeating the cycle.
It creates two audible clicking noises, and this is a persistent problem across ALL of our Talons, and they are connected to 30A breakers, however the same problem occurs when plugged into 40A breakers.
Our team believes that this is a firmware problem, but we’re wary about running the talons long enough for the radio to start up without damaging them.
Our mentor believes it could be a software issue as it didn’t happen when there was no code on the robot (which could be purely coincidental, since the motor spins full speed before the RIO boots up.)
If anyone has an explanation or a way to fix this, it would be much appreciated.