The Nano Motor Carrier requires external power to operate properly. This can be achieved via the xt-30 battery connector or the blue terminal block. Do not connect more than 4.2V in the terminal block or a 1 cell LiPo/Li-Lon battery. The following instructions demonstrate how to power the carrier via the battery connector.
What you'll need
- Nano Motor Carrier
- Arduino Nano board (eg. Nano 33 IoT)
- Li-ion battery 3.7V 18650
- Battery holder for 18650 type
- Ensure that the battery switch on the carrier is set to
OFFand the USB cable is unplugged.
- Place the battery in the holder, ensure that the polarity of the battery matches that of the connections in the holder.
Align the corresponding pin labels and attach the Nano board on top of the Nano Motor Carrier. Press down on the board to the carrier firmly.
Note: Please double check that the boards are properly aligned before you connect the battery, turn on the switch, or connect the USB cable. A misaligned board can cause irreparable damage to the internal circuit.
Connect the battery header from the holder to the socket header of the carrier. Ensure that the black wire is aligned with
GNDand the red one is aligned with
Set the battery switch on the carrier to
Power the board using the USB cable.
The image below demonstrates the completed assembly, along with all indicator lights that should be on.