This is from the icreate 2's document: "Pins 1 and 2 (Vpwr) are connected to the Roomba battery through a 200 mA PTC resettable fuse. The continuous draw from these two pins together should not exceed 200 mA. Do not draw more than 500 mA peak from these pins, or the fuse will reset." My project just need to draw a bit more than that number. So is there anyway to disable - short circuit - that fuse or replace that fuse with a bigger one? where does that fuse reside on the bot's circuit board? If the above 2 is not possible (because the fuse is embedded inside some chip or too difficult to access for example), is it safe to run a small wire from the battery pole to the pin to by pass that fuse?
- I know I can run a wire directly from battery pole to my circuit or draw power from the motor wires, but I love running through the serial port with keep things simple.