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Pleo Stuff => Pleo Problems => Topic started by: Sfex on July 29, 2019, 04:01:11 AM

Title: Problem with running Pleo
Post by: Sfex on July 29, 2019, 04:01:11 AM
Details in the video
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-5CLMnbJfJSaRgW2XdIZzmfWSK29CDAK/view?usp=drivesdk (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-5CLMnbJfJSaRgW2XdIZzmfWSK29CDAK/view?usp=drivesdk)

What are these 2 pins in the battery slot? Is nothing broken there?
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-7lUYV3AElbfMdKo-vI9xoFxxMKxPz04/view?usp=drivesdk (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-7lUYV3AElbfMdKo-vI9xoFxxMKxPz04/view?usp=drivesdk)

Battery voltage
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-AB0hsFamqbUMJo1Gdgn-In2GqqNLjYF/view?usp=drivesdk (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-AB0hsFamqbUMJo1Gdgn-In2GqqNLjYF/view?usp=drivesdk)
Title: Re: Problem with running Pleo
Post by: Sfex on July 29, 2019, 05:11:40 AM
He lives!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-IGNFtAY86VGVBAcrfjtpBL2QIGldIl4/view?usp=drivesdk (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-IGNFtAY86VGVBAcrfjtpBL2QIGldIl4/view?usp=drivesdk)

Why do I need a third contact on the battery?
Title: Re: Problem with running Pleo
Post by: DoctorMikeReddy on July 29, 2019, 07:13:34 AM
The third contact is for a thermistor voltage to be read, so that the Pleo knows to shut down if the battery (or its internals) get too hot
Title: Re: Problem with running Pleo
Post by: Sfex on July 29, 2019, 11:08:05 AM

If I connect an assembly of 6 AA batteries, the Pleo starts, runs for no more than one minute and stops, you can see in this video.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-IGNFtAY86VGVBAcrfjtpBL2QIGldIl4/view?usp=drivesdk (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-IGNFtAY86VGVBAcrfjtpBL2QIGldIl4/view?usp=drivesdk)
Does this mean it's because of this contact? Need to apply "Startup script to disable battery temp sensor"?
http://bobthepleo.com/forums/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=77 (http://bobthepleo.com/forums/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=77)
Title: Re: Problem with running Pleo
Post by: mweed on July 31, 2019, 02:13:50 PM
You should try using the script.  There may also be an issue that the voltage is too high.  Most NiMH batteries like the ones used in the pleo battery pack are 1.2v, or 7.2v total for the six.  Normal AA Alkaline batteries are 1.5v, or 9.0v total for the six.  If you are using standard AA batteries, the higher voltage may be causing problems.
Title: Re: Problem with running Pleo
Post by: Sfex on August 01, 2019, 08:06:38 AM
Only NiMH