ESC is the abbreviation of Electronic Speed Controller

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Bldc motor driver compability

I looking for a drive for my sensorless bldc motor for a project of mine. 1)Will I be able to drive my motor with ESC(electronic speed controllers) used to RC hobbyist powered by Smps. 2)what are ...
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How can I switch two wires using solid state relays?

I want to add a "reverse" function to a brushless motor ESC - in theory, it can be done by simply switching any two of the three output wires - I would like do to it via solid state relays, but I am ...
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Electronic Speed Controller - Brushless DC - Quadcopter

Im a student who'd doing electrical and electronics engineering. Im currently doing my final project which is a quadcopter. One of my objectives in that is to make a Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) ...
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What does PWM width control in brushless motors?

For servos PWM controls angular rotation - for example 1ms width means 0 degrees and 2ms means 180 degrees (it is PWM width is proportional to angular rotation). I am not sure what PWM width ...
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BLDC max speed KV or Hz?

So from what I've understood, the KV rating for a motor gives us the rotor speed based on the voltage applied at the phase of the motor. Having looked a bit deeper in ESC / inverters, I've come up ...
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Will LiFePo4 work with ESC for LiPo?

Im just a little bit confused wether if LiFe batteries will work the same with an ESC (Electronic Speed controller) Whats making me confused is that in the description they only talk about LiPo ...
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What determines BLDC rotation direction when using trapezoidal commutation with BiPolar Switching?

Block commutation seems simple enough, the rotation is determined by the order in which the 6 step sequence is executed (ex. cw 1->6 or ccw 6->1) What's confusing is how bipolar switching changes ...
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ESC pwm signaling

Can i give a pwm signal to ESC which is of 50hz but the duty cycle is not of 1ms to 2ms but from 0ms to 20ms, i.e i control speed b/w 0 to 20ms. or is it a permanent method to vary the speed by these ...
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BLDC motor without esc

I have an ESC and a brushless DC motor. I am interfacing the ESC to the motor. But I am not getting what I want, so my question is, can I directly connect the motor to the battery without taking the ...
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Initializing the ESC through microcontroller

I have an esc and a brush less dc motor. the connections are given in the pictures. i have written the program for the micrcontroller such that it send 1ms high 19ms low pulses to esc for 5 seconds. ...
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ESC not starting the motor

I have a 20A ESC, I have connected it to the brushless dc motor as shown in picture. When i apply a 1ms + signal with rate of 50hz it produces beeps but doesn do any thing. i have connected the wire ...
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How will the current move?

I hope I've come to the right forum about this... I'm planning on building an e-bike using RC components, except I'm not going to use a transmitter and receiver. Instead, I'll use a Servo Tester to ...
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What's the relationship between ESC pwm input and output?

I'm using ESC(Electronic speed controller) to control outrunner brushless dc motor. As you know ESC detects ppm signal between 1ms and 2 ms approximately. So my ESC detects signal between 4% and 9% ...
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Continuous charging and varying load on 48v AGM - Will an ESC work with a battery that is being charged?

So, in a lightweight IC/electric hybrid motorcycle I am using a small 4-stroke engine to turn a Brushless RC motor (the generator). Then a 3-phase rectifier bridge to supply 59.2v DC @ 12amps to a 48v ...
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Controlling an ESC for Brushless Motors with an RPi

Originally posted on Robotics, but guess it's not active enough. I'm looking to build a new (first) quadcopter without the conventional flight controller and radio, with an onboard RPi and applying ...
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What are the two big transistors on a ESC

Looking at an commercial electronic speed controler for a brushless motor, there is two big transistors on one side. For controling a motor, you have to switch the current on three wire, so you need ...
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Do I need a resistor when controlling an ESC with an Arduino?

I am planning to connect one of my arduino's PWM pins to the input pin of an esc and the GND pin to the GND pin of the ESC, which in conjunction with the servo library should allow me to control the ...
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How can I fix this ESC circuit?

What happened: Two of the blue wires touched while an 11.1v battery was hooked up and POP What's in the photo: Yellow is the heat shrink wrapper I cut open the material with square impressions on ...
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Both USB and ESC power options

I am working on a flight control board inspired in this Sparkfun board: http://cdn.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Dev/Arduino/Boards/RedBoard-v21.pdf It is basically an Arduino UNO with a FTDI chip ...
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Is a 600+Hz R/C Servo/ESC refresh rate possible?

In the R/C multirotor scene, the trend at the moment is to have very high refresh rates on your ESCs (speed controllers). My understanding of how servos/ESCs are driven is a 1-2ms pulse is sent to ...
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How accurately can an ESC detect the number of RPMs?

I am working on a project involving brushless motors, so I got an ESC to power them. The problem, is that I need to accurately control the number of RPM. Can an ESC, like this one, control the number ...
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Can ESCs (for brushless motors) be quickly reversed?

I am building a set of reaction wheels, using old "IBM Deskstar" harddrives. I want to power the brushless harddrive spindle motor using an ESC, such as those for model airplanes. Since I'm building ...
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Can I run a 3s ESC from a 12V power supply (car battery)?

I am building an ROV, and my thrusters will require 12V. The voltage source will be a 12V car battery. I have found this ESC and it seems to be just what I need (well over my ~9A draw and has ...
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Current usage with multiple PWM controlled motors

I have a circuit that can use 25 A of current max, it is on a 25 A fuse. I am looking to control 4 DC brushless motors using ESC's. The trouble is that the motors are rated at 7A max current. I know ...
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How do I control a brushless DC motor without an ESC with Arduino

Is there a way to control brushless DC motor removed from a CD-ROM drive without using an ESC by using an Arduino.
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Calculating DC Brushless Motor Position

I am using a brush-less motor in one of my projects and I need a decent method of sensing the motor position so I know what coils to turn on and off. I looked a bit into sensing Back-EMF, but I did ...
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Safely Driving a Brushless Motor

I am currently building a quad-copter out of an Arduino. I decided to make my own ESCs using MOSFETs, EMF sensors, and the Arduino. These are the motors that will be driven: ...
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Homemade Brushless ESC

I am currently working on building a quadcopter with brushless motors. I decided to try to build the ESCs by myself with some MOSFETs. I am using an Uno as the main controller on the receiving end. ...
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How to use Turnigy MultiStar ESC with generic microcontroller? [duplicate]

I just got the Turnigy Multistar 20 Amp Multi-rotor Brushless ESC 2-4S. I have a motor and a battery hooked up to the ESC. On the three pin connector, I attached the brown ground wire to a ground ...
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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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CX-20 Quadcopter Part

One of the ESC's on my quadcopter is missing a component. I am unsure what this component does or where to find a new part. Is it a sort of resistor?? What size? it features no markings that I can ...
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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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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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Why don't all motors burn up instantly?

A motor rated for 3S (11.1 V) has an internal resistance of 0.12 ohm. The maximum current is 22 A. 11.1 V / 0.12 ohm = 92.5 A Doesn't this mean ...
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Battery Elimination Circuit Powering Flight Controller

I am putting together a quadcopter, and one of the things I've stumbled across that I don't quite understand is Battery Elimination Circuits (BECs). The Flight Controller on my quadcopter is a modded ...
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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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Powering a raspberry Pi using an ESC (Electronic Speed Controller)

I'm working on a quadcopter project using Motors/ESCs, an Arduino DUE and a Raspberry Pi. I have 4 motors and 4 of these Opto ESCs. At the moment I have the raspberry Pi plugged into the mains ...
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Diffrance between Brushed ESC and Brushed DC Motor Driver (Controller)

What is the diffrance between a Brushed ESC (electronic speed controller) and a Brushed DC Motor Driver (controller)? they both do the same job, yet at different prices and look diffrent. Example: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Controlling Multiple ESCs with ATMEGA128 PWM

So i've been working on this Quadcopter for a while, finally got it all built and put together. Trying to write some code to control the ESC (RedBrick HobbyKing 30A with UBEC). I managed to arm an ESC ...
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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?