A brushless DC electric motor is a DC motor type that uses an electronic inverter/switching circuit to energize the motor coils in a sequence (based on the detected rotor position) in order to rotate the motor.

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DC 5 Volts - 2100mAh Electric Motor Generator. How?

I have spent my entire weekend trying to locate a place where I can buy a 5 Volts - 2100mAh Electric Motor/Generator. My goal is to spin this motor up to a certain RPM to generate the 5 volts and ...
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Wind turbine generator: brushed or brushless DC motor?

I am trying to use a DC motor as a generator for a wind turbine but then there are two possibilities for the DC motor which are brushed and brushless. Which one is more efficient to use? I know that ...
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How to understand voltage change between different phases of BLDC?

Actually, it is a question about an application note of BLDC from here. (on page 30 of that material) The question is about calculation of potential of M. What I learned from book is that the ...
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Blind Driving a Brushless DC Motor BLDC

I'm looking at making a BLDC controller with an MCU, and have be reading through the atmel guide AVR444 which steps through a design and software needed for a sensorless back-emf timing controlled ...
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BLDC working driver

I am trying to drive a BLDC motor. I was driving 2 phases and keeping the 3rd phase floating so as to measure the BEMF in it. But, what I find is whatever voltage is applied on the +ve or high side ...
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How do I match a brushless motor to an ESC?

I have purchased an iPower GBM5208H-180T brushless DC motor. Configuration: 12N14P Resistance: 10.2 ohms I need to run the motor at ~1800 RPM. Here's iPower's list of ESCs. Most are rated ...
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BLDC Motor Commutation Based Speed Control

I am working on a project which has a motor to drive a gyroscope (it has quite a bit of mass, and we want it to run at 60k RPM or more). The motor we built has very low inductance. We started using ...
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How to control wheelchair motor?

I am trying to make motorized wheelchair and I have two 24V wheelchair motors, but I don't know the connection diagram of motor. There are four wires coming out from the motor,two for the power and I ...
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Motor/driver for smoothest and most constant speed

Which type of motor/controller can maintain the smoothest and most constant speed in the range 300 - 1000 rpm with minimal vibration? ie: low cogging torque, etc. I have an application in mind which ...
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DC Brushless Motor For Electric Rover

I'm an industrial designer, and am working on building a small electronic rover, however I've been doing some research and I feel a little bit lost in terms of what motor is best for me, The device ...
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Will this ESC work with these motors?

I am looking in to making a UAV quadcopter and I don't know how to calculate what ESC to use with the motors I have picked. I am looking at buying the HobbyKing Red Brick 10A ESC and the Turnigy ...
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HDD Brushless Motor runs jerky!

I have been trying to make a tricopter on a budget.The first line of thought is to use a brushless motor from a HDD. I got one. I also have a 12A ESC, from a airplane, whcih has been lying around, a ...
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BLDC speed and position from back-emf

I'm trying to make my own sensorless speed controller and I need to know the speed and the position. What are the basic techniques used to determine the speed and position of a BLDC motor from the ...
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Magnetic field strength and bldc rotor

As a background to this project, I have taken an off the shelf bldc stator and incorporated it into a small pump, and then built my own rotor using discrete neodymium magnets. At first, everything ...
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Analogue Hall sensored brushless outrunner motor position control

I would like to produce a low cost high power:weight servo drive using a brushless outrunner motor, like those use in radio control planes: Some of these motors leak enough magnetic flux out the ...
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What is this part? PN:R19F 2E

Mystery Encoder I think this is some sort of rotary encoder, but it doesn't seem to act like one (no quadrature output from the pins). Tests I've run: 5V input in each pin, monitoring the other ...
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Difference between Brushless Motor and Stepper Motor

I think I understand the operating principles of a brushless motor and a stepper motor, but I'm a little confused about the difference. Is a brushless DC motor a very basic stepper motor? With ...
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Brushless DC Motor - Sensoreless Startup Algorithm

I am trying to achieve speed control of a sensorless Brushless dc motor (Back Emf method). Initially its speed is zero so Back emf is zero, so there will be no feedback, in that case what do i do? ...
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Reverse-engineering a brushless ESC, could someone help me understand the circuit

So I'm in the process of trying to reverse-engineer a hobby brushless ESC. Above is the schematic for a single half-bridge drive circuit. VIN is 11.1V D1 is an unidentified diode; all that I've ...
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BLDC stator sourcing

I have been given the task to redesign a small water pump(1.25 gpm) that uses an off the shelf hobby motor(740kv brushless outrunner 14 pole http://www.hobbypartz.com/86ma64-2215-740kv.html ) that ...
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PI loop design for 2nd order system

I have a plant system which is 2-pole and 0-zeroes for which i want to control two different parameters. So, I'm trying to design two PI loops in feedback one for each parameter which will make ...
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bldc motor torque controller

I have a working custom motor controller for three phase sensorless bldc motors. I've implemented open loop speed control, where the duty cycle is changed to change speed. I've also implemented a ...
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Use Micro-Controller Instead of ESC

I was wondering if I could use something like microcontroller instead of an ESC. I tried finding tutorials on Google and YouTube and I couldn't find anything useful. Could you please help me? P.S. I ...
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High Side and Low Side MOSFET Driver… with low supply voltage

I need to drive a pair of N channel MOSFETs, one on the high side of the load and one on the low side of a load. Most ICs I can find for this application require 10V+ supply voltage to get the the ...
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choosing the suitable DC motors

I'm working on a 4x4 robot that is supposed to carry stuff total_mass=100kg (including the robot). the robot should have average speed ...
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24v brushless DC Driver Pinout

I have some Brushless DC Motors with drivers and I need some help finding the pinout of the drivers. Please take a moment to view the pictures here, clicking on a picture will show its ...
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What is the use of PWM over brushless control

I just saw this question How do I eliminate PWM noise when driving a fan? but cannot think of the reason why is doing PWM over brush-less control useful. I am assuming people are trying to control ...
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What do the green and yellow wires in a BLDC fan do?

I rescued a box of brand new 'Nidec UltraFlo V60E12BS1A7-09A032 12VDC 2.45A' fans from being thrown away and of course I haven't got the datasheet for them. The closest matching datasheet is here: ...
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Why Have Non-Zero Timing on a BLDC?

I've heard you can go faster in one direction if you adjust the timing, but do not understand why? I have a sensored bldc motor with a 30deg shift of the hall-effect sensors, tried going forward (CCW ...
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How to Find Time Constant of a BLDC Motor?

I've done this with DC motors by determining the inductance and then computing tao = L/R where L is the inductance of the coil and R is the resistance of the coil. Is there a best-practice way to ...
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How to choose a PIC for a BLDC Motor Controller?

I just made a BLDC motor controller, but I'd like it to be able to go to higher frequencies (have less dead time, faster firmware, etc). In particular, I'm aiming for 20kHz-to-50kHz range, but am ...
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Why does BLDC Motor Spin Slower with Same Duty Cycle at Higher Frequencies?

I have an OTS BLDC motor controller as well as one that I just made myself and both seem to be dramatically slower at higher frequencies. When I look at how much current is being drawn it makes ...
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BLDC Motor Driver Losses

That was a pdf when originally uploaded, but am now going to try to zoom in on the sub-circuits. Please let me know if there's a better way to do this. I'm trying to make a PIC-based BLDC motor ...
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How to drive dualsky ESC with arduino PWM? (Brushless motor)

I've recently received 4 Brushless motors, 4 brushless ESC's and 2 LiPo batteries. I managed to run the motors with my arduino and the servo library, but I'm not getting optimal results. I was ...
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BLDC motor how to identify

How to identify whether given motor is permanent magnet AC ie sinusoidal back emf or permanent magnet trapezoidal back emf motor. I am confused as motor I am having seems sinusoidal back emf and ...
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Test ESC using a Servo Tester

I'm trying to test my 20A Hobbywing skywalker ESC. For that I bought this servo tester from ebay I'm a bit confused about the servo tester input. Shouldn't it be just supply power? Then what is ...
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1S Lipo Powered BLDC Motor Control?

I have a 1S Lipo battery, and would like to drive a micro brushless motor at upwards of 6 Amps. I'm trying to design the h-bridges using 2 N channel mosfets each, but ran into the issue of finding a ...
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Control differences between ac induction motor and brushless dc motor?

I have a fairly solid background in industrial AC motor control (soft starters, VFDs, etc.) but something that I'm certainly NOT well versed in is brushless DC motors... the type found in every hard ...
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How to use an ESC

I'm new to RC related modules. Today I got my Hobbywing's Skywalker 20A brushless esc. Manual is here. I also have a brushless outrunner motor (HL3512) I ...
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How are current and voltage related to torque and speed of a brushless motor?

I know that electric vehicles have different performances depending on battery and motor, but it's not clear how electrical and mechanical units are related. Can anybody please help? Will a 100V ...
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What is this type of motor called?

Firstly some background: I would like to make a magnetic stirrer, like the ones they use in chemistry labs: A small bar magnet sits inside the glass jar, while another bar magnet, attached to a ...
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higher back-EMF voltage like input voltage in Brushless DC Motor?

Currently I am working on simulation model for the non-control Brushless DC motor in MATLAB/Simulink environment. BLDC parameters are from the paper via IEEE online library. For now, I am not able to ...
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Inductance of a HDD BLDC Motor Phase

So I have set up a little experiment which involves a HDD BLDC Motor, a scope and a multimeter. Pretty simple, I know. Is it possible to determine the inductance of a phase by the voltage the phase ...
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Brushless motor controlled via current source math model

I'd like to model a brushless motor's (BLDC) dynamic response using Matlab. I'm controlling the motor by an Elesctonic Speed Controller (ESC). I'd like to derive a transfer function of such a circuit ...
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Controlling small brushless dc motors?

I'm designing an ESC with a small microcontroller running at 3.3V. The BLDC motors I have chosen are extremely small, and run best at 3.7V. I have the power supply for both of these (3.7V is VBATT, ...
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How to choose an Electronic Speed controller?

I'm having a go at making my self a quad-copter and was wondering how one would go about choosing an ESC?. I've chosen this motor and this ESC, Is the ESC suitable for that motor?
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Understanding motor constants Kt and Kemf for comparing brushless DC motors

So for a practical definition, the torque constant Kt specifies how many Nm of torque you'll get from the motor at a certain current? Is a bigger Kt always better? I am more confused about the ...
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BLDC Regenrative ESC and LiPo [closed]

I am currently working on a project where I want to implement a Brushless dc motor (like the Turnigy C2226 - 1800kv) to run in-hub of an RC car. I need this entire project to be as lightweight as ...
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How to identify a BLDC motor from a brushed DC motor?

I got 2 dc motors from a broken cheap RC helicopter. How can I Identify what type of motor it is? It has 3 terminals, but only 2 where used. It takes around 2-3 Amps of current at 3.5 V. Each trace in ...
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What determines the speed of a brushless DC motor

When driving a brushless DC motor, which parameters control the speed. Is it the current in the windings, the voltage, or both? What determines the maximum speed? If you drive the windings with ...