Wiring Diagram

Before configuring your Control Hub, devices must be connected to the Control Hub. Below is a sample wiring diagram to show a sample of actuators and sensors usable with the Control Hub.

Wiring Best Practices

Sometimes poorly wired FTC robots can quickly become a tangled mess. Good wire management is crucial for two reasons: it simplifies troubleshooting electrical issues and prevents them from arising in the first place. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when wiring your robot effectively.

  • Use cables with appropriate lengths to avoid excess cluttering the robot. Alternatively, if a cable must be longer than needed, utilize the full length by routing it neatly.

  • Proper cable management keeps everything organized and accessible. Zip ties and Velcro straps are popular choices for their ease of use and adjustability.

  • Secure cables away from the areas where the robot might move, such as the drivetrain or arm mechanism.

  • Label your wires according to their function. This is especially helpful since wires may be difficult to access later, and clear labels will save you time deciphering their purpose.

  • Double-check your wiring with a smart tug before every practice and match to ensure all connections are secure.

Smart Tug - tugging on a wire to test the connection with a reasonable amount of force.

For more information on the connectors and cables used with the Control Hub see the links below:

pageXT-30 - Power CablepageJST VH - Motor PowerpageJST PH - Sensors and RS485

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