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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Accessible Slip Rings for Robotics

Sparkfun now stock small sliprings allowing electrical current to be carried accross a mechanically rotating area. From SparkFun themselves:
"Each slip ring is capable of handling a continuous working speed of 250RPM, a current rating of (a whopping) 15A, and an operating voltage of 380VDC/AC. We aren’t kidding about how compact this little guy is, with only and outer diameter of 22mm for the body an 44mm diameter flange, you should have no issues fitting these into your next project. Additionally, the 250mm stranded wires protruding from each side of the slip ring have a thickness of 16AWG while the whole assembly has a water protection rating of IP51."