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wiki:v1:my_pantilt_is_acting_sort_of_crazy [2018/08/22 22:17]
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wiki:v1:my_pantilt_is_acting_sort_of_crazy [2018/12/26 20:40] (current)
jfrench added try unplugging one servo
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 If you are powering Pixy through the Arduino cable instead of through the USB cable, or the [[wiki:​v1:​Powering_Pixy|power connector]],​ the servos are not going to get enough power. This is because the Arduino typically can't source enough current for the servos (1 Amp), and the Arduino cable tends to drop significant voltage. There are more details [[wiki:​v1:​Powering_Pixy|here]] on using the power connector, which is recommended in this case. If you are powering Pixy through the Arduino cable instead of through the USB cable, or the [[wiki:​v1:​Powering_Pixy|power connector]],​ the servos are not going to get enough power. This is because the Arduino typically can't source enough current for the servos (1 Amp), and the Arduino cable tends to drop significant voltage. There are more details [[wiki:​v1:​Powering_Pixy|here]] on using the power connector, which is recommended in this case.
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 +One way to check if you have a power issue: if you connect only one servo - that is, try unplugging one - does the issue persist?
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 +If unplugging a servo solves it, that would point to current draw beyond the capabilities of your USB port or cable.
  
  

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