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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => The "Black Arts!" ( Electrics & Electronics ) => Topic started by: andyn on February 20, 2009, 03:08:06 PM

Title: Servo Slowing
Post by: andyn on February 20, 2009, 03:08:06 PM
Following my success in my previous thread here about turning a standard servo into a winch, my next question is, can I build something to slow down the servo, I want to use it as a winch to lower a boat into the water, and at the moment it goes far too fast. I know Ripmax do one, but it's 12.99 and I dont have any money...
Title: Re: Servo Slowing
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 20, 2009, 03:22:32 PM
Action do a unit called the Servomorph which does exactly this - but they do want some money for it.... Still, it's cheaper than the Ripmax one and you do get an extra 5% off as a Mayhem member.
Title: Re: Servo Slowing
Post by: Subculture on February 20, 2009, 03:30:27 PM
If you just want to use it as a geared motor, then remove the electronics from the servo and directly connect the motor to a lower voltage to slow it down.
Title: Re: Servo Slowing
Post by: John W E on February 20, 2009, 03:39:16 PM
Andy this may also help you
http://www.srcmbc.org.uk/ht_afb_servo-slower.php

sorry FLJ

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