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  • Using additional APP Connector

    The question is fairly simple;

    Is it allowed to use an additional APP connector between the 120 AMP circuit breaker and the power distribution board?
    (Taking in consideration all other safety rules ,such as insulation, apply)

    Rule R35 points out that the circruit should be connected as the image suggests.
    Since it does not alter the signal or functionality is it considered a costum circuit?

    Example Image is attached!
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    Re: Using additional APP Connector

    This type of "legality" question can only be answered via the FRC Q&A system http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprogr...c/game-q-and-a. Make sure to search the appropriate Q&A sections before asking a question to see if your question has already been asked.

    What is the purpose of the additional connector? Adding additional connectors will increase resistance and voltage drop, decreasing the performance of your robot.
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    • #3
      Re: Using additional APP Connector

      Jross,

      Thank you for you reply.
      I am very certain this question has not been asked. I cannot ask questions via the Q&A. The system notifies me the following; "Your request is in pending state".
      Any Suggestions regarding this?

      The purpose of the additional connector is to easily (dis-) connect the amp-breaker. This is meant so we need very little space inside the robotframe.
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      • #4
        Re: Using additional APP Connector

        Pending is the state where the GDC is deciding on the answer to your question. I'd not be hopeful. R35 is quite clear "The one ROBOT battery, the one main 120-amp (120A) circuit breaker (Cooper Bussman P/N: CB185-120), and the one Power Distribution (PD) Board shall be connected as shown in Fig 4.11" and the figure shows clearly labeled 6 AWG wires where you plan to have a connector.

        Why do you want to disconnect the 120A breaker? Should one fail, it's terminals are easy to access (since the breaker itself must be accessible per R39).

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        • #5
          Re: Using additional APP Connector

          Hi -

          When you try to ask the question in the Q&A system, are you trying to log in using your team's official log in information (Username and password from TIMS), or a customer user name you created?

          Questions can only be asked using the team's official log in information.
          Collin Fultz
          FIRST
          FRC Team Advocate

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          • #6
            Re: Using additional APP Connector

            The acces data has been changed this year. The solution was to simply input the new accountinfo. Thank you for responding.
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            • #7
              Re: Using additional APP Connector

              Yes, sorry about that confusion. Each team is issued a new password each year.
              Collin Fultz
              FIRST
              FRC Team Advocate

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              • #8
                Re: Using additional APP Connector

                I have sent this questions to the Q&A as suggested and the answer is that it is not allowed ,because it indeed doesn't match the figure located at R35.

                Thank you all for replying
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