Dimension Engineering Sabertooth 2X12 R/C

Sabertooth dual 12A motor driver for R/C

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Product Description

New Features/Updates:

1 Amp Switching BEC
    - Can now power your receiver and multiple servos

12 Amp Continuous/25A Peak Power Rating
    - A redesigned power stage increases current handling capabilities

Acceleration Ramping
    - Selectible by DIP switches. Replaces the flip function.

Sabertooth 2X12 R/C is a dual motor driver specifically optimized for use in radio controlled vehicles. It is suitable for medium powered robots, cars and boats.

Out of the box, it can supply two DC brushed motors with up to 12A each. Peak currents of 25A are achievable for a few seconds. Overcurrent and thermal protection means you'll never have to worry about killing the driver with accidental stalls or by hooking up too big a motor. 

This special R/C edition of our motor driver comes with options for exponential control, autocalibration and built-in mixing. The operating mode is set with the onboard DIP switches so there are no jumpers to lose.

Sabertooth is the first synchronous regenerative motor driver in its class. The regenerative topology means that your batteries get recharged whenever you command your robot to slow down or reverse. Sabertooth also allows you to make very fast stops and reverses - giving your vehicle a quick and nimble edge.

Sabertooth has a built in 5V Switching BEC that can provide power to a microcontroller or R/C receiver and a servo or two. The lithium cutoff mode allows Sabertooth to operate safely with lithium ion and lithium polymer battery packs - the highest energy density batteries available.

Sabertooth's transistors are switched at ultrasonic speeds (32kHz) for silent operation. 


Use of our motor drivers with cheap AC adapters is not recommended. Use a battery or at least put a battery in parallel with a DC supply.

Product Specs

  • Up to 24V in: 12A continuous, 25A peak per channel.
    24V in: 10A continuous, 12A continuous with additional heatsinking/airflow, 25A peak per channel.
  • Synchronous regenerative drive
    Ultra-sonic switching frequency
    Thermal and overcurrent protection
    Lithium protection mode

 

Applications

  • Combat robots up to 30lb
  • Differential drive robots
  • Radio controlled tanks, cars and boats
  • Roving cyborg bobcats

 

Manufacturers Web Site:

http://www.dimensionengineering.com

 

Sabertooth 2X12 R/C- $63.95


 

Dimension Engineering Sabertooth 2x25

Sabertooth dual 25A motor driver

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Product Description

The Sabertooth 2X25 is one of the most versatile, efficient and easy to use dual motor drivers on the market. It is suitable for high powered robots - up to 100lbs in combat or 300lbs for general purpose robotics.

Out of the box, the Sabertooth can supply two DC brushed motors with up to 25A each. Peak currents of 50A per channel are achievable for a few seconds.

Overcurrent and thermal protection means you'll never have to worry about killing the driver with accidental stalls or by hooking up too big a motor.

Sabertooth allows you to control two motors with: analog voltage, radio control, serial and packetized serial. You can build many different robots of increasing complexity for years to come with a Sabertooth. Sabertooth has independent and speed+direction operating modes, making it the ideal driver for differential drive (tank style) robots and more.

The operating mode is set with the onboard DIP switches so there are no jumpers to lose. Sabertooth features screw terminal connectors - making it possible for you to build a robot without even soldering.

Sabertooth is the first synchronous regenerative motor driver in its class. The regenerative topology means that your batteries get recharged whenever you command your robot to slow down or reverse. Sabertooth also allows you to make very fast stops and reverses - giving your robot a quick and nimble edge.

Sabertooth has a built in 5V 1A Switch-mode BEC that can provide power to a microcontroller or R/C receiver, as well as 3-4 standard analog servos. The lithium cutoff mode allows Sabertooth to operate safely with lithium ion and lithium polymer battery packs - the highest energy density batteries available.

Sabertooth's transistors are switched at ultrasonic speeds (32kHz) for silent operation.

Sabertooth 2X25 uses 1.3 milliohm MOSFETs in its bridge. Going by our competitor's ridiculous rating schemes this would make it a dual 190A motor driver!

Use of our motor drivers with cheap AC adapters is not recommended. Use a battery or at least put a battery in parallel with a DC supply.

 

Specifications

  • 25A continuous, 50A peak per channel, 6-30V nominal, 33.6V absolute maximum
  • Synchronous regenerative drive
  • Ultra-sonic switching frequency
  • Thermal and overcurrent protection
  • Lithium protection mode 
  • Input modes: Analog, R/C, simplified serial, packetized serial
  • Size: 2.6” x 3.2” x .82”, 65 x 80 x 21 mm


Manufacturers Web Site:

http://www.dimensionengineering.com

 

Sabertooth 2X25 - $119.99


 

Dimension Engineering Sabertooth 2x60

Sabertooth dual 60A motor driver

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Product Description

The Sabertooth 2X60 is one of the most versatile, efficient and easy to use dual motor drivers on the market. It is suitable for high powered robots - up to 120lbs in combat or up to 1000lbs for general purpose robotics.

Out of the box, the Sabertooth can supply two DC brushed motors with up to 60A each. Peak currents of 120A per channel are achievable for a few seconds.

Overcurrent and thermal protection means you'll never have to worry about killing the driver with accidental stalls or by hooking up too big a motor.

Sabertooth allows you to control two motors with: analog voltage, radio control, serial and packetized serial. You can build many different robots of increasing complexity for years to come with a Sabertooth. Sabertooth has independent and speed+direction operating modes, making it the ideal driver for differential drive (tank style) robots and more.

The operating mode is set with the onboard DIP switches so there are no jumpers to lose. Sabertooth features screw terminal connectors - making it possible for you to build a robot without even soldering.

Sabertooth is the first synchronous regenerative motor driver in its class. The regenerative topology means that your batteries get recharged whenever you command your robot to slow down or reverse. Sabertooth also allows you to make very fast stops and reverses - giving your robot a quick and nimble edge.

Sabertooth has a built in 5V 1A Switch-mode BEC that can supply power for your receiver or microcontroller, as well as 3-4 standard analog servos. The lithium cutoff mode allows Sabertooth to operate safely with lithium ion and lithium polymer battery packs - the highest energy density batteries available.

Sabertooth's transistors are switched at ultrasonic speeds (24kHz) for silent operation.

Sabertooth 2X60 uses 0.8 milliohm MOSFETs in its bridge.

Use of our motor drivers with cheap AC adapters is not recommended. Use a battery or at least put a battery in parallel with a DC supply.

 

Specifications

  • 60A continuous, 120A peak per channel, 6-30V nominal, 33.6V absolute maximum
  • Synchronous regenerative drive
  • Ultra-sonic switching frequency
  • Thermal and overcurrent protection
  • Lithium protection mode 
  • Input modes: Analog, R/C, simplified serial, packetized serial
  • Size: 3” x 3.5” x 1.8”, 76 x 89 x 46 mm

 

Manufacturers Web Site:

http://www.dimensionengineering.com

 

Sabertooth 2x60- $179.99


 

EasyDriver Stepper Motor Driver

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Product Description

The EasyDriver is a simple to use stepper motor driver, compatible with anything that can output a digital 0 to 5V pulse (or 0 to 3.3V pulse if you solder SJ2 closed on the EasyDriver). EasyDriver requires a 7V to 30V supply to power the motor and can power any voltage of stepper motor. The EasyDriver has an on board voltage regulator for the digital interface that can be set to 5V or 3.3V. Connect a 4-wire stepper motor and a microcontroller and you've got precision motor control! EasyDriver drives bi-polar motors, and motors wired as bi-polar. I.e. 4,6, or 8 wire stepper motors. On this version (v4.4) we fixed the silk error on the min/max adjustment.

This is the newest version of EasyDriver V4 co-designed withBrian Schmalz. It provides much more flexibility and control over your stepper motor, when compared to older versions. The microstep select (MS1 and MS2) pins of the A3967 are broken out allowing adjustments to the microstepping resolution. The sleep and enable pins are also broken out for further control.

Note: Do not connect or disconnect a motor while the driver is energized. This will cause permanent damage to the A3967 IC.

Note: This product is a collaboration with Brian Schmalz. A portion of each sales goes back to them for product support and continued development.

 

Features:

  • A3967 microstepping driver
  • MS1 and MS2 pins broken out to change microstepping resolution to full, half, quarter and eighth steps (defaults to eighth)
  • Compatible with 4, 6, and 8 wire stepper motors of any voltage
  • Adjustable current control from 150mA/phase to 750mA/phase
  • Power supply range from 7V to 30V. The higher the voltage, the higher the torque at high speeds

 

EasyDriver - $12.99


 

Endurance 4A Motor Driver

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Product Description

The Endurance R/C 4A Motor Driver provides a quick way to control two DC motors or one stepper motor via a microcontroller.

 

Features:

  • Easy project integration
  • Dual Channel Motor Driver (control 2 dc motors or 1 stepper)
  • 4A total current
  • Up to +24VDC Input

 

Instructions:

Click here to view in MS Word format
Click here to view in PDF format

 

L298 Data Sheet

Data Sheet

 

Schematic and Bill of Materials:

Schematic


Sample code for driving a stepper:

Code

 

Used in the coffee maker project:



Automated coffee maker

 

 

Endurance 4A Motor Driver - $14.99

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