Finding/making power cable to get power out of Kobuki

asked 2019-11-23 09:22:45 -0500

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I have a variant of TurtleBot2 and I'm attempting to get power out of the Kobuki base, so that I can power a small external LCD screen like https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-7-inc... Based on my very limited electronics knowledge, I believe the 12V/1.5A output from Kobuki should have sufficient power for such a small monitor (consumes 6W on 12V, therefore draws only 0.5A).

My problem is I don't know where I can buy the power cable to connect between Kobuki and the monitor. There doesn't seem to be one available, and according to another post, I might need to make my own cable: https://answers.ros.org/question/2364...

However I'm an electronics newbie and don't know how to do it.

Based on the answer on the post above, I understand that I need to order a "housing connector" (DigiKey part number WM1783-ND https://www.digikey.com/product-detai...) and need the "crimp pins" to put in and some kind of "crimp tool" to stick them together, but I don't know how to do that, and don't know how to connect it with a standard DC male plug so that it become a power cable I can use.

Any help is appreciated thank you!

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