Talk:Servomotor

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MERGE[edit]

Merge with Servomechanism — Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.114.239.214 (talk) 16:35, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

  • Oppose No valid nomination reason given. Besides which servomotors are one narrow and specific mechanism, servomechanism is far broader. Andy Dingley (talk) 19:29, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Major improvements needed[edit]

Obviously this article could use some attention. Servo motors are a major technology topic and I'd think this page gets a lot of hits.

The article lacks clear expertise on the topic, a reasonable explanation of what a servo motor really is and, not least of all, sources. Someone needs to get busy. Although I have built controllers for servo motors, I don't consider myself to have any sort of authority on the topic. I came here to find information and I was dismayed that such an important page should have so little. Should I end up learning something that I can confidently contribute, I'll return and attempt a rewrite.

I'm not at all sure that the sample Arduino code is appropriate. I didn't look at the copyright. Voronwae (talk) 05:25, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

Rename to servomotor[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was moved. --BDD (talk) 23:17, 4 February 2013 (UTC) (non-admin closure)

Servo motorServomotor – Common form of the name for this specific device Andy Dingley (talk) 16:06, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Power consumption[edit]

The article says, "A servomotor consumes power as it rotates to the commanded position but then the servomotor rests."

That's not true. The power consumption of a servomotor varies with torque, not speed. If the motor must produce torque in order to hold a fixed position (i.e., because some external force is trying to push the load out of position) then it will consume power even though the load is not moving. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.42.208.182 (talk) 19:26, 17 December 2014 (UTC)