A have designed a robot to perform tasks in farms. But the problem now is I'm not sure on the best way to supply continuous power to my robot. All the motors are rated at 12V and only Arduino and a few sensors work at 5V or less.
Can I continuously charge a 12V lead acid battery with an adapter (comes with the battery) plugged into the AC output of the generator while the robot is operating? Do I have to worry about overcharging the battery?
Or should I use the generator's DC output which can supply 12V and up to 8.3Amp. Or is there any other suggestions?
Some information about the adapter which are stated on the package: 1. Built-in over-charge protection device. 2. Built-in thermal protection device 3. Output: 6v/12v 2Amp
This is the generator that I have: http://global.yamaha-motor.com/business/pp/generator/220v-60hz/0-1/et950/
This is my first robot which is quite big that requires a lot of electrical/electronic knowledge to power it. I do not have a lot of experience in this field. So any feedback is greatly appreciated.