An electrical component is one that is powered by the flow of electrical charges. Charges can flow through switches, circuits, pulleys, or other devices to control the electricity.
- Junior Division: All electrical components must be powered from a source contained within the machine, such as a battery.
- Senior Division: Electrical components may be powered from a source contained within the machine, such as a battery, or via a wall outlet. If using a wall outlet, the machine must have a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) between the machine and the source wall outlet (if the source wall outlet is not a GFCI outlet).
All electrical components must be used as intended by the manufacturer. Electrical components that are broken, repaired, or used in a way not intended by the manufacturer will not be permitted.