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 The TCB accepts any DC voltage from 7-15 volts. That means common 6,7 & 8 cell NiCad/NiMH batteries, 2S or 3S LiPo batteries, and even 12v lead acid batteries will all work.  The TCB accepts any DC voltage from 7-15 volts. That means common 6,7 & 8 cell NiCad/NiMH batteries, 2S or 3S LiPo batteries, and even 12v lead acid batteries will all work. 
  
-Note that whatever voltage you supply, will be the same voltage fed to the Onboard Motor Drivers A & B outputs, the Smoker output, the mechanical recoil/​airsoft output, //and// the IR transmitter LED output! So make sure the devices you plug into these outputs can handle your battery'​s voltage. All the other outputs - RC/servo outputs, General Purpose I/O, Apple, high intensity Flash, all the light outputs and the Aux output, and obviously the I2C and serial ports, will be fed with regulated 5 volts.  ​+Note that whatever voltage you supply, will be the same voltage fed to the Onboard Motor Drivers A & B outputs, the Smoker output, the mechanical recoil/​airsoft output, //and// the IR transmitter LED output! So make sure the devices you plug into these outputs can handle your battery'​s voltage. All the other outputs - RC/servo outputs, General Purpose I/O, Apple, high intensity Flash, all the light outputs and the Aux output, and obviously the I2C and serial ports, will be fed with regulated 5 volts. The TCB can source up to 3 amps on all 5 volt outputs combined.  
  
 Because the TCB typically requires the use of some sort of external speed control, perhaps the easiest way to provide power to the board is to create a Y-cable from the speed control power cable. See below for an example. ​ Because the TCB typically requires the use of some sort of external speed control, perhaps the easiest way to provide power to the board is to create a Y-cable from the speed control power cable. See below for an example. ​
wiki/tcb/tcbinstall/power.txt · Last modified: 2017/05/13 16:44 by opadmin