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I noticed the day of the tournament we made so many revisions and practiced
so much that the robot was dead by the time of the match. Luckily we had a
second robot with another battery.  But the stress of changing it at the
last second was nerve racking. This year we are avoiding this by using AA
batteries.

Patty

On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 9:14 PM, John Barrett <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> It is not uncommon.  My experience has been that when the battery starts
> to die, it's time to replace it.  FWIW, our annual FLL budget now includes
> the funds to buy a new battery each year.
>
> John
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> John J. Barrett
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>
> On Nov 4, 2012, at 10:34 PM, Savita Sethi wrote:
>
> Dear all,
> Our team is having issues with the rechargeable battery pack. This is the
> second season with the same set and they are noticing that it is losing
> battery too quickly and within minutes of practice it drops by 0.5 almost
> and they are requesting that we buy a new pack and replace it. Ofcourse
> this will need rebuilding the entire robot and we are 5 days from the
> tournament. We are going to order one soon.
> Has any of you experienced this? Is this normal after two years of use?
> Need advice.
> Thanks
> Savita
>
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