Battery Prep

Wiring Battery

The ground and voltage wires will be connected directly to the screw block-terminals on the Motor FeatherWing. Using wire cutters, snip off the 2.1mm barrel jack from the 12V battery pack.

Tinning Wires

Using wire stripper, remove a bit of insulation from the tips of each wire. A helping hand stand can help keep the wires in place while soldering. Tin the ends of the exposed wire by adding a bit of solder. This will help prevent the strands of wire from fraying. Tinned wires will be easier to connect to the screw block terminals on the Motor FeatherWing.

This guide was first published on Dec 18, 2019. It was last updated on Dec 18, 2019. This page (Battery Prep) was last updated on Jan 20, 2020.