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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Suppressing BLDC Motor noise? Is it radiated or a grounding issue? [on hold]

I have a BLDC motor that rotates an imaging assembly(ultrasound) and alot of PWM noise can be seen in the resultant image produced. If I play around with the RX line that carries the imaging signal ...
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Three phase motor current verification

I want to verify that the quadrature current through a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) is actually the same amount as I commanded the field-oriented control (FOC) motor controller to push it ...
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Torque and Back EMF Waveforms of Brushless Motors

For simplicity, I'm going to be talking about a single stator phase. I understand that torque is proportional to current, and that back EMF is proportional to angular velocity. However, after ...
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Controller for a Brushless DC motor (with ESC)

I have one of those BLDC Motors which are used in quadcopters and also an ESC to control it. I give it a PWM signal and it outputs the necessary condition for the motor to spin (AC signal). The first ...
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Powering a DC car vacuum cleaner with a brushless motor for better performance?

I'm making a self autonomous vacuum cleaning robot for a project and I need a vacuum cleaning mechanism to install on the robot. The problem I'm having is with figuring out how to make the vacuuming ...
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BLDC motor control PCB

I am trying to make a PCB to control a Sensorless Brushless motor. I just wanted to know if it looks right. The IC I am using is a TB6588FG it has a 2.5A peak output current. I want to use it with ...
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DIY current-limited 40A+ power supply to emulate LiPo batteries

I want to do some experiments developing brushless DC motor control hardware, and maybe wiring my own motors for my own edification. LiPo batteries aren't convenient enough, and I want ...
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Will brushless fan speed depend on amperage?

I am not a technical guy and have no knowledge in electrical subject. I use brushless fans in my regular day to day activity. We use them for pellet stoves and hence my question: Will amperage ...
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3 Phase Motor Rectifier

I have a Turnigy Rotomax 50cc engine and I am trying to rectify it. I don't know whether it has delta or a wye winding style but I suspect that it is delta(Left Picture). This is what I have so far: ...
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Selecting MOSFETs for Motor

I want to implement a driver circuit for a (sensored) motor that I am purchasing which has the characteristics (on the shopping website): Max Amps: 16 Max Power: 350W ESC: 35A KV: 1900 The ...
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Encoder sampling rate realization

I know that questions from a mechanical engineer might sound a little naive to you :), but here I go: I am trying to use an Arduino Uno as the brain for a DC brushless motor that we have for a ...
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Connecting 4 ESCs in parallel

Background: I'm building a quadrocopter. In such RC models, usually brushless engines are being used and these require ESCs (Electronic Speed Controllers) to work properly. Most ESCs are equipped with ...
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Electronic Speed Control Concepts

I am a programmer who has never worked with electronics before. I am learning the concepts and hoping to build a quadcopter, with the control software entirely written by me. Motor control seems to be ...
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BLDC zero-cross issue

I am trying to develop a BLDC motor ESC (electronic speed control) for motors in water. This means that the motors will be subject to more load (due to the water). I am going for the sensor less ...
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Wiring of ESC to Motor just plays tune

I have this ESC. I am not sure if I have the leads connected correctly, but when I power the esc and send it signals it doesn't move. I am writing to it as a servo via an arduino. What it does do ...
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Controlling a brushless DC motor with an Arduino--*without ESC*

I want to build an ESC using an ATmega328 (used in Arduino Uno). This is the Brushless DC Motor I've chosen and this is the MOSFET I've chosen to gate the power supply. It will be used to drive a ...
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Building my own brushless 3-phase motor driver to use with an Arduino

For educational purposes I want to build from scratch a PCB that would allow me to control an hard disk motor I scavenged from the trash. To do so, I was thinking about using AO3400 and AO3401 (PNP ...
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how to select Dc Motor

I have air conditioning application where i want to run blower @ 1500 rpm. Motor is rated for 48-56v DC. The operation of motor is continuous mode. Let me know calculation involved here Minimum ...
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Power 4.5V Lego motor by 5V PSU, how?

It's a long story. Please bear with me as I try to describe what I intend to accomplish. I've got a Raspberry-PI controlled Lego Technics (pre-Mindstorms era stuff) construction. It uses a couple of ...
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BLDC BEMF not right

I am trying to build my own ESC (brushless DC controller) and I managed to get the motor running starting from a ramp to a steady PWM duty Cycle and Commutation period and these are the BEMF waveforms ...
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BLDC speed and torque control

I have a question understanding the exact commutation of the sensorless BLDC motors. My motor has 7 pole pairs. Now assuming the 3 phases are - U,V and W ( so that's U+,U-,V+,V-,W+ and W- from the ...
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BLDC motor thrust

I am trying to drive BLDC via a custom ESC. I have read that we can control the motor in 2 ways - current control and voltage control. I am using PWM to get them working. Now, I understand that we ...
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Motor startup voltage

I am trying to drive a BLDC motor using MOSFET bridge network with sensorless BEMF detection scheme. In the BEMF it looks for Vcc/2 (half of max Vcc). Now, in each state the top/high MOSFET is PWMing ...
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Calculating Back EMF from Torque Constant

I have a brushless DC motor with a torque constant of .0181 Nm/A. How do I calculate back emf (Vpeak/kRPM) from torque constant (Nm/A)?
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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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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 ...