Im not too sure what you mean when you said disconnecting the motors from the Sabertooth. Do you mean the pos. and neg. from the Sabertooth or the pos. and neg. from each motor?
Disconnect the motors from the Sabertooth. The structure of the sentence implies you are pulling the motor wires out of the Sabertooth.
When you said power them directly from the battery do you mean the 12vdc or the 6v from the Bot Board?
They are 12vdc motors. So you can connect the wires to the 12vdc battery to see them rotate.
Do you also want me to keep Ch1/Ch.2 plugged into the Bot Board?
For the above tests it doesn't matter.
When you said If the servos work in place of the Sabertooth...in place of what?
I'm referring to earlier when you plugged the servos into the Bot Board II where the Sabertooth was plugged in to test the outputs.
Also when you said and the motors work from the same battery powering the Sabertooth are you talking about the 12vdc?
Yes. Trying to make a motor rotate would be a good test to see if the 12vdc battery was not dead.
One last thing Im sure I run the program during this time.
If the Sabertooth is bad Dimension Engineering will still replace it even though I purchased it through Lynxmotion?
DE makes the part. You can send it to me or to them for replacement.
I still have the order form, bought it back in June. Sorry for all the questions, but Im learning as I go along. I'll probably wait on your reply to try out your suggestion just to make sure I get it right.
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