Motor Speed Controllers
Motor speed controllers get connected to your battery and
your motors. Your radio control receiver also plugs into the motor
controller. The controller is then able to
control the speed and direction of the motors.
The set-ups for the controller is simple plug-and-play.
You can fine tune some of the parameters, but in most cases you won't need
to. Our controllers operate two channels independently of each other so you
only need one controller to drive and steer both the left and the right
AmpFlow Motor Controller
The AmpFlow Dual Motor Speed Controllers operate
at 6 to 36
Volts and can handle 160 Amps per channel. They feature adjustable
braking, acceleration, and current limiting.
A BEC (Battery Eliminator Circuit) provides a 5V
power output for use with radio control receivers or other devices.
Two mixing options are
available. Each joystick can operate one channel independently, or a
single joystick can operate both channels for tank-like steering.
Over-current and over-heat control logic prevents meltdowns and
provides the maximum current even under stalled conditions. The
maximum current limit is adjustable.
The 160A controller measures 7.5" L x 4.3" W x 2.2" H. Weight:
1.4 lb. Note: This controller has been updated with a metal case rather than
the plastic case in the above picture.
* Both channels can be combined into a single channel
with 300A output
Additional third channel for low-current switching of auxiliary
* Inputs for two quadrature encoders for full servo
* Two servo connectors plug directly to an RC receiver
* Adjustable current limiting
User selectable servo feedback: Encoder or Analog voltage
Full RS232 serial command and setup
Multiple-operating modes: Normal PWM, Torque, Velocity,
Manual control inputs (Step/Dir) for each channel (Left, Right, Aux)
Robust signal processing for smooth, reliable fail-safe operation
Indicator LED's show direction, power, over-temperature, and board
This speed adjuster plugs into the radio control inputs of the motor
controllers. It is a quick and easy way to send the control signals
to the motor controllers without the need for an RC transmitter or
receiver. Turn the knob to control the motors from full forward to
full reverse or anywhere in between.
One unit can control both
channels of the speed controller by sending the same signal to both
channels. Two units are required to have independent control of
speed and direction of both channels.
MCP Motor Controller
The MCP is a less-expensive two-channel motor conroller that is rated for 60 Amps per channel. It is recommended only for use in the Light Weight robot kit.
The MCP motor controller is feature-packed and customizable. It incorporates an advanced motion control scripting language based on an easy to use variant of BASIC. The scripting language gives complete control over the motor controller's functions including changes to I/O and system settings on the fly. The scripting language supports 32 bit integer and floating point math, 32 bit variables, arrays, conditional statements and more. The MCP's I/O is scriptable, making it extremely adaptable to any application. Scripts are created and debugged from within the free Motion Studio application. The MCP's high degree of customization allows it to easily run as a stand alone controller or integrate into any system.
The MCP can be configured for closed or open loop modes. A wide range of closed loop sensor are supported including potentiometers, absolute encoders, accelerometers, gyros and more.
The MCP includes several user definable I/O which make the integration of limit switches, homing switches and other devices possible. In addition I2C and SPI are supported to connect external sensors. The MCP program language and mix of user- controlled I/O eliminate the need for a secondary interface system in many applications.
With the multi mode interface, MCP can be controlled from CANOpen, USB, RC radio, serial devices, analog, PLCs and or microcontrollers such as an Arduino or Raspberry Pi. In addition it can be networked as slave or master using CANOpen.
The MCP is a synchronous regenerative motor controller. It can be configured to redirect the regenerative power for use with switching power supplies. The MPC also incorporates a lithium cutoff mode to protect batteries from damage due to excessive regenerative voltages.
Motor Channels: 2
Continuous Current per Channel: 60A
Max Voltage: 34 VDC
BEC: 5 VDC, 300mA
User Selectable Peak Current
Over and Under Voltage Protection
Position, Velocity, and Torque Control Modes
114mm x 107mm x 34mm
Weight: 340 grams
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