How to Charge the AWS DeepRacer Drive Module Battery - AWS DeepRacer

How to Charge the AWS DeepRacer Drive Module Battery

The AWS DeepRacer drive module battery has two sets of cables with two different color JST connectors, white and red. The white 3-pin connector, at the end of the black, red, and white cables, connects the vehicle module battery to its battery charger. The red 2-pin connector, at the end of the black and red cables, connects the battery to the vehicle drive train.


                Image: The vehicle's drive module battery's red and white connectors are labeled. The white 3-pin connector, at the end of the black, red, and white cables,
                    connects the vehicle module battery to its battery charger. The red 2-pin connector, at
                    the end of the black and red cables connects the battery to the vehicle drive
                    train.

Follow the steps below to charge your AWS DeepRacer drive module battery:

  1. To access the drive module battery if it is connected to the vehicle, lift the compute module, being careful not to loosen the wires connecting it to the drive train.

    
                            Left Image: A hand lifts the compute module being careful not
                            being careful not to loosen the wires connecting it to the drive train.
                            Right Image: Close up shot of the red two-pin JSP connector connected to the black and red
                            drive train adapter.
  2. Optionally, to remove the drive module battery from the vehicle, disconnect the red 2-pin battery connector from the black and red drive train connector and unstrap the Velcro strap.

  3. Attach the battery to the battery charger by connecting the battery's white 3-pin connector to the charger port.

    
                        Image: The vehicle's drive module battery is connected to the battery
                            charger, which is plugged into a power outlet.

    Red light + green light = not fully charged

  4. Plug the power cord of the battery charger into a power outlet. When only the green light is illuminated, your battery is fully charged.

  5. Disconnect the charged vehicle battery's white 3-pin connector from the charge adapter. If you removed the battery to charge it (optional) make sure to reconnect its red 2-pin connector to the vehicle drive train connector and secure the battery to the vehicle with the Velcro strap.

  6. Turn on the vehicle drive train by pushing its switch to the "on" position. Listen for the indicator sound (two short beeps) to confirm a successful charge. If you don't hear two beeps, try unlocking your vehicle battery

Your AWS DeepRacer drive module battery is now ready for use.