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  • GoBilda Batteries

    Do we know if the GoBilda batteries will be made legal this year? I like that they fit inside their channel. GoBilda is Modern Robotics and it says Modern Robotics batteries are legal.

    https://www.gobilda.com/nimh-battery...0a-fuse-12-20/

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    According to Game Manual #1 the only legal batteries are:

    a. TETRIX (W39057, formally 739023) 12 VDC battery pack
    b. Modern Robotics/MATRIX (14-0014) 12 VDC battery pack
    c. REV Robotics (REV-31-1302) 12 VDC Slim Battery pack

    The GoBilda may be Modern Robotics but it doesn't have the part number of (14-0014)

    **Disclaimer** - This is not an official response. For an official response you will need to ask in the game forums once they become available.



    This size battery is the most popular battery for use in FIRST Tech Challenge. It has a Tamiya connector and a in-line 20A fuse.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by hardcopi View Post
      Do we know if the GoBilda batteries will be made legal this year? I like that they fit inside their channel. GoBilda is Modern Robotics and it says Modern Robotics batteries are legal.

      https://www.gobilda.com/nimh-battery...0a-fuse-12-20/
      As CoachZM noted, this is probably a very good question for the Game Forum (once it opens) as the Game Design Committee has had to clarify the battery issue in the past. That said, GoBilda does sell the actual legal Matrix Battery at a deep discount (make sure to apply for the FTC 25% discount), here's the link:

      Also, we just checked the GoBilda kit, and it does appear to include the legal Matrix battery and not the GoBilda labeled battery.

      Hope this helps, and good luck this season!

      #NoSleepTillHouston


      Michael P Clark
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      http://www.redfishrobotics.com
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