A common actuator in robotics; it's usually made of a static magnet (stator) and a set of moving inductors, acting as electromagnets, connected to the circuit through brushes. Brushless motors use phased clocks with electronic circuitry to generate motion.

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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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PWM input voltage regulation

I have a 12V DC motor that I plan to run in one direction with PWM input at 21A. However, in the other direction I want to drop the voltage to limit the speed. Ideally. the regulator would sit between ...
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130V DC Motor Control

I am interested in building a control circuit for a motor. More specifically this motor. The model I want to control is the 130V model, 0.48A, which should make it at ~62W for the motor, and 1/17 ...
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dual axis tracker Design [closed]

I am trying to design dual axis tracker, Here zenith & azimuth i got from Nrel MIDC calculator and MC zenith/ azimuth angle got from the Microcontroller output. Now my question here is in order ...
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Do I need a resistor for powering a 3-12v dc motor with USB 2.0

I'm trying to make a project from instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny8545-POV-Display/?ALLSTEPS And the guy uses resistors for his usb cable and now I'm not sure if I need to use ...
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DC motor spun clockwise then counter clockwise creates AC current?

I am making a generator with a DC motor but the style of turning the rotor would be clockwise and then counter-clockwise, and I would want to capture as much current as possible so I hope it could be ...
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Complementary H-Bridge Motor control

I have some concerns in a motor control board I designed. Sometimes the MOSFETs unexpectedly start to burn. I suspect one of the reasons is the thin track (0.2mm) I have in my flexible board (0.2mm), ...
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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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How to create an electronically controllable resistance to a physical movement?

What is the best way to create an electronically controllable resistance to a physical movement? For example, at the gym you control the resistance to movement by putting more load, more weight. Is ...
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DC-DC converter to drive DC motor

In a robotics application I have to install a 12V (30A) DC motor actuator in a vehicle. The typical setup indicated by the manufacturer is to directly connect it to the battery, because of inrush ...
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Stepper Control using DC Brushed Motor Driver

Is there any way to control a bipolar stepper motor using one or more DC brushed motor drivers? My only interface to the motors is setting an integer to represent their speed, ex -100 to 100. I ...
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Choosing a suitable power supply for a Robotzone gear motor

I'm building a project using a DC geared motor that I purchased from here: Servocity I need to know the specs of the power supply that can be used with this motor. How much current do I need? There ...
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Get motor ratings from unknown DC motors

I've purchased bulk cheap DC motors for a robot problem. But I don't know their ratings. Is there a way for me to find out? For instance, I would like to know their max DC voltage input using basic ...
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How do transistors work in a circuit? [duplicate]

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Is it safe to use a voltage divider for Arduino and DC motor controller?

I have ordered a Dual H-Bridge 12A continuous (30A peak) Polulu motor driver shield for my upcoming (first time ever, a 1.2m long tank made of wood) robot project. I was thinking about how to supply ...
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Separated powers and high power switches? Alternatives to relais?

I want to use an Arduino (5V, 0-40 milliamps) to control some switches, which in turn control a high current line (12V, 40A). But the relays which I use use too heavy coils for the Arduino to pull ...
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Vex 393 motor with 12V supply

Have a Vex 393 2-wire motor and I'm using a 6-40V PWM driver @ 5A max. My question is this... The Vex was spec'd at 4.8A stall current and 0.37A no-load current at 7.2V. From what I've read here ...
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DRV8835 OCP false trip?

I built a simple motor driver circuit using Texas Instrument's DRV8835 motor driver IC. The IC is driven in IN/IN mode, (the mode pin is left unconnected, pulled down by the internal resistor). VM is ...
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Why use stepper/DC motor driver?

Why use or implement a DC/stepper motor controller? Is it not possible to connect the motor directly to an MCU output pin without the driver?
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How to make two motors spin at the same speed?

I am currently using two identical motors to drive a robot. The motors are both controlled using relays but one of the motors is spinning faster than the other. How can I slow down the faster motor ...
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DRV8837 PWM input?

I'm setting up a DRV8837 driver to work with an adjustable DC motor voltage (controlling the rotation speed). The datasheet claims The DRV8837 is controlled using a PWM input interface, also ...
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48V PWM Motor Controller

I considering doing an electric Go-Kart project with two direct drive rear 48v motors (considering two of these). I plan to control it using Arduino PWM pins. However, I am not sure of the route to go ...
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Preventing relay contacts from sparking on disconnect

I am currently using an 80A automotive relay to control a motor. The relay seems to work great to control the motor, but on disconnect a visible spark can be seen through the clear relay housing. I ...
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Adding Speed Control for a DC Motor

Relatively new to circuits, but I have found this good motor control circuit for a DC motor (I have 2 microswitches, each one reversing the direction of the motor), the only thing is I am having some ...
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Is it possible to use 2 relays instead of a DC motor controller?

I have been for motor controllers to control two 12V motors that have a stall current of 130A and at max power (expected operation) will draw 68A. I am having trouble finding low cost motor ...
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Motor PWM Controllers Too Good to be True

I am working on a project which involves driving 2 high power 60amp stall 12v motors from an arduino. I had been browsing available drivers, and everything on the market seems to be quite expensive ...
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Is It Safe To Apply 24V Across a 12V Motor?

I am trying to determine if it is safe to apply 24V across a 12V rated motor. I am working on a robot that weighs approximately 150lb and has a friction intensive drive system. I believe the motors ...
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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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Adding a potentiometer to a motor circuit to control speed

How can I add a potentiometer to control the speed of this motor in this circuit? It is a 3-12V DC Motor 2RPM max. I am unsure as to what kind of Potentiometer to use, or how to include it into this ...
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Circuit for a DC motor with 2 microswitches reversing direction

So here is what I am trying to do... have a DC motor wired to an on/off switch and 2 microswitches. Each switch will reverse the direction of the motor, so one switch tells the motor to go forward, ...
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Using p-channel mosfet on high side of h-bridge, do I really need a driver chip?

I know there are fancy h-bridge ic's to drive high side of h-bridge but I guess that is when I have to drive n channel mosfet. I am planning on using p channel mosfets on high side and n channel ...
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Motor Discharges Boost Converter Too Quickly

I am trying to step 3V up to 9V via a boost converter, the idea being I have the current but not the voltage to drive a DC motor. I used this this website to calculate the parts values I would need, ...
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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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Radio Control DC Motor With Potentiometer

I am looking to control a 12V 16A 180RPM DC motor. The package I am purchasing includes this motor, and a speed controller. Please see this link for the exact detils. The speed controller comes with ...
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How does a CD-ROM rotor know when to stop the moving plate?

I need to make a mechanism with a RaspberryPi like in CD-ROMs, so I can easily move a plate from the minimum position (CD-Rom closed) to maximum (CD-ROM open). I have a DC motor (from CD-ROM) and I ...
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Wireless DC Motor Speed Control

I am looking at purchasing this 24V 110RPM 1amp DC motor with a speed controller like this one that the listing recommends. I have been doing some research into controlling linear actuators via ...
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Can i use a power supply that supply slightly higher current than the rated current from my dc motor? [duplicate]

I got a 12v ,0.9A dc motor.Currently i got two 12v dc supply which borrowed from my friend.The current of the 2 dc supply is 1.0A and 0.5A. Is it safe for me to use the higher current supply from 12v ...
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Wireless DC Motor & Linear Actuator Control

These are the 2 items that I have: 24V 110RPM 1Amp DC Motor. 24V 100mm Linear Actuator. First Question: To run the DC Motor I am thinking of getting this 24V 2A power supply in the hope that both ...
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High-current monitoring circuit

I have the following circuitry: Battery Supply => Current Monitoring Circuitry => DC Motors Battery Supply: 4AA NiMH batteries - 4*1.2V (1.5mAh * 4) Current Monitoring Circuitry: Max 4378 chip ...
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Can I use 12V voltage regulator and a variable 0 to 30V DC power supply to control my 12V DC motor speed?

I've got a 12V DC motor with: Output power: 3.4 watts Rated speed : 170 RPM Rated current: 0.9A Currently I have a variable voltage DC power supply which can vary the voltage from the DC power ...
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Arduino Motor Shield R3 ignores external power source

Fairly new to Arduino, but I've set up a slot car racing track with an Arduino Uno R3 and an Arduino Motor Shield R3. I've used this tutorial: ...
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Drawing proportional current from two voltage sources?

I have two voltage sources, a microcontroller, and a motor. I want to get the current for the motor from these two voltage sources at a proportion of my choosing using the microcontroller, so for ...
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Voltage regulator for DC motor

I'm trying to regulate the voltage of 9 volts battery to DC motor but didn't work. This is my scheme: The original scheme is for led and just wondering why it didn't work for DC motor. Here is the ...
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Will running a DC motor below stall current damage it?

We have DC motors that power wheels on a car. Because of internal friction, the motors will not actually rotate until they are given 50%+ power. However, they do make some neat noises within this ...
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What determines how much current can flow through a 2N2222 A?

I've been fiddling around with a brushed DC motor, a 2N2222 and an arduino's PWM to get different speeds out of my motor. Now, based on a video tutorial I watched on youtube, It was recommended to put ...
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Powering an iComSat GSM Shield and a Gear Motor with LiPo Battery

I have an iComSat GSM Arduino Shield (based on the sim900) and a gear motor that I am planning on using with a Teensy 3.1 microcontroller. I'd like to power the whole rig using a 2000mAh LiPo Battery ...
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how to drive two pairs of DC motors with arduino

I want to power four independent DC motors of a rover with arduino. Besides the voltage (6.0V) I don't have any other information about the motors. I decided to make the rover change direction like a ...
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Serial monitor controls Arduino Motor Shield; why Bluetooth didn't do?

I have got Arduino Mega 2560, Ladyada Motor Shield v1.0, HC-07 Bluetooth Module, and Android Bluetooth Terminal App. I combined Motor Shield on Arduino Mega. I get M+(5V)/GND point to run my HC-07 ...
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Multiple motor shield connection?

I'm working with a 4-motor Arduino shield, and it looks like they can't be connected together since they are not Adafruit. I need to know if it's possible to define the pin breakdown for each shield ...
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Differential Drive for Heavy Robot

I'm asking here another question in relation to my previous one. I would like to know how would one proceed when you want to control a heavy robot with differential wheel drive. When it comes to ...