Testing a 24v23 with a battery charger


I have soldered the capacitor that came with the 24v23 and soldered the 3 headers in order to use RC down the road. I have also soldered 14 gauge wire to the VIN connections and to the motor outputs.

My question is should I be able to connect my 12v motor and use a 12 volt battery charger as the power source or are the standard cables on the charger too long to drive the motor when I connect the 24v 23 to my laptop via USB? EDIT: The charger is a standard 6/12 v charger that would be used to charge a car battery.

Thanks for any help anyone is able to provide.


Found my own answer. I connected a 12 V battery rather than the Battery charger and it works just fine. So apparently the leads from the charge placed the power source too far from the 24V23.

Thanks for looking…

Young at heart
Mike( at 63 years)


I don’t think the problem is just the leads. A charger is not a power supply, and you should not expect it to generally work as one. (Also, you shouldn’t just attach a power supply to a battery and expect it to function as a battery charger.)

- Jan