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enter image description hereMy current project is a green lantern minigun prop. I 3d printed it already, im just working on the electrical end of things. I have a 12v drill motor that im using to spin the barrels. also in that circuit is a DC5-36V 400W Mosfet trigger switchboard, and a 16A 7.2V-24V drill trigger. The battery pack is 11.1V 5000mAh.

Seems fairly straight forward that it should be able to handle it. 12V all the way.

I also wanted to add LEDs to it. I have the led strip soldered to the 5v arduino with a voltage regulator( i think the term is regulator) to get it to step down from 12V to the 5V output thats necessary. Theres a 12V toggle switch thats in line to control power on / off of the lights and control the rest of the chain of stuff that should plug into the battery..

Both the LED chain of parts and the Drill chain are plugged into a XT90 splitter, using 10 guage wire, that should plug directly into the battery previously mentioned.

This is my first attempted actual electrical project. So my question is, did I do it right? or am I missing something? will the splitter actually send 12V to both sides? do I need to calculate something since its like having 2 circuits in 1? Am I going to blow it up or did I do it right?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Show us the data on the XT90 splitter. I assume this is a 1-to-2 Y cable that matches the connector on the battery? \$\endgroup\$ – TimWescott Jun 6 at 16:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ For a question as broad as “Did I do it right?” you should really be posting a schematic. \$\endgroup\$ – Pat Jun 6 at 16:20
  • \$\begingroup\$ So far, there's no obvious problems. You don't say what voltage the LED strip is intended to run off, or how the Arduino will drive it. \$\endgroup\$ – Simon B Jun 6 at 16:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ To touch on Pat, I've never done this. I did an attempt of the project, i will upload that. To TimWescott, I've tried to find more data on any resistance the XT90 may have, but you are correct in that it is a 1 to 2 Y cable with the same XT90 connector as the battery. To Simon, I know the LEDs are 5V 30 per strip, I have others that are 12V which may be easier. theres also a slip ring rated 2A 240V-380V to allow the wires to spin without twisting to death. \$\endgroup\$ – Joseph Kucej Jun 6 at 19:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ generally; if it runs for a few mins without any part getting too hot, it's probably ok. \$\endgroup\$ – dandavis Jun 6 at 20:39

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