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Questions tagged [motor-controller]

Any circuit for driving a motor that's more complex than wiring it to a power source. H-bridges, brushless motor controllers, stepper controllers, VFDs, etc.

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Phase control universal motor dimmer

I need to control the speed of a 220v universal motor using arduino and I am thinking to use an atteny85 ic with a phase control circuit (ltv814 to detect zero crosses and moc3052 to drive a triac to ...
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Is there an economical 2-3 RPM 120v motor with speed control? Or what components could I use to achieve that scenario?

I've got a mechanical design for a piece of catering equipment and I need to figure out a way to achieve some variable speed control for a slow RPM motor. This is a direct drive application (imagine ...
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Can I use a 555 PWM signal to control

I want to use a 555 PWM signal to control a motor. I also want represented the speed of the motor with an LED graph using a LM3914 led driver. Can I use a digital signal to control the LM3914 ...
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How to make a conveyor (electric part)

I am going to make a conveyor like this There will be a optic sensor which detects a box. There will be motor (3 phase, 380 V, 1 A, 0.37 kW, 1400 rpm) with gear reduction (coefficient of reduction ...
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high power servo motor for an automotive enviroment

As you know already most high power servo motors in the range of 1.5Kw to 3KW and their respective drivers are AC powered and come mostly in 3phase for reasons beyond the scope of the question. But ...
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Unstable speed with A4964 BLDC controller

I am using an Allegro A4964 for controlling a BLDC micromotor. I have tuned the PID and all available parameters according to the documents available from Allegro. Problem: In the control modes I ...
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SVPWM: Does setting modulation index to 0 still consumes power?

I've implemeneted a 3rd harmonic injection SVPWM (Space Vector PWM) scheme and it performs quite well. One peculiarity i have noticed was, when i set the modulation index to 0, the motor stops as ...
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BEMF and zero crossing point detection

I am trying to control a BLDC motor without sensors using BEMF method and zero crossing detection. I managed to detect the zero crossing point but I am not sure if it is correct. I read that the hall ...
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TMC2130 with Arduino UNO

I have the Bigtreetech tmc2130 and trying to get it running with an arduino UNO. I have tried using the driver in my 3d printer and it works in SPI mode. I have tested the stepper motor driver with ...
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Bulk Capacitor for Motor Driver

I'm creating a motor driver for a BLDC motor. I was wondering how we can calculate or choose what capacitance we need for our purposes. We're using the motor driver for a chain drive /transmission ...
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What is the function of series inductors on the motor phases of a commercial brushless EC/BLDC motor controller?

While designing my own BLDC controller I got curious about how the big boys do it and opened up a commercially available one (Maxpos 50/5). Most things were quite straightforward, except a 11.3uH ...
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What maximum voltage will I need my ESC to be rated at?

I'm using a pair of drone motors in order to power a small vehicle. I have a 56V lawnmower battery, to which I will connect the two 22V motors in series. I need to be able to control the speed of the ...
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Brake Resistor in Regenerative Case for Elevator

I am trying to understand the switching pattern of Inverter and the Brake chopper while a 3-phase AC motor is in regenerative mode for example in Elevator case: When its Cabin is full and it is ...
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will a 48V DC motor work with a 36V Battery and controller

I have 1000W / 48V ebike motor. I have a 36V battery and 1000 W controller from another ebike. Could I use the 36V battery and controller with the 48V motor?
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bldc motor, esc and battery draw, nominal vs peak

I want to better understand how Electronic Speed Controllers (ESC) work for BLDC motors. Specifically, I am trying to understand battery current draw. Question 1: When an ESC is rated at 200 amps ...
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DC permanent magnetic motor control issues

We have a 180 V dc permanent magnet motor. When engaging the control board while the motor is hooked up. The output to motor drops out and reads no voltage. If I take the motor leads off the ...
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Is it possible to drive a low voltage (7V) brushed DC motor with a low duty cycle, 220V DC source?

I am trying to drive brushed DC motor rated at 7 volts in only one direction. The motor can sink high currents under load (I expect up to 20A). My genius plan is to run it from rectified mains ...
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Intelligent IGBT Module for Motor drive [closed]

I am looking for IGBT module for motor drive.. Approx. 50A, 1200V rating. 7 Pack module, Including Inverter + Brake circuit + Built-in drivers For this I have found a module and it's datasheet ...
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DQ transform on AC voltage source

I have a simple AC circuit made in Simulink where a dq transform is applied to a AC voltage source which is connected to a RLC load. I understand that dq transforms are used to convert synchronous ...
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Dynamic voltage divider

I'm trying to build an ESC (electronic speed controller) for three phase brushless motor. I found some intresting circuits but I am trying to build something very easy to do, with mosfet and pc817 and ...
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Motor Speed Output Signal [closed]

I need an advice. I just got a DC motor and its controller board. On the controller board it has 6 pin/wire: +12V, GND, PWM, ENABLE, DIRECTION, SPEED OUT. What I want to know is how do I interpret ...
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Slip Control vs Constant V/F Control for 3-Phase ACIM

I am trying to understand how is Slip Control different from Constant V/F control. If I need to control the speed of 3-phase ACIM then its slip would obviously change with its rotational speed then ...
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Speed limiter - 24v Motors

I'm looking for a way to limit the speed of some wheelchair motors in order to gain better control when using them in my RC device. Currently the motors are very sharp and don't ramp up to speed, ...
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Pre charge resistor switch

I have a 12V 40A motor. I have a switch between the motor controller and the battery. I want to put a pre charge resistor in the path. Like in the figure. My questions are: 1) The pre charge ...
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SAMD controlling BLDC resets during high current spike; EMI problem?

I have been making a brushless DC motor controller that is controlled through an ATSAMD21E16L and a MIC4609 mosfet driver. At low average currents of 2A or so, I drive the motor just fine, but when I ...
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Mosfet Driver - High Side Output Problem

I've been trying to make a 3 phase inverter to drive a BLDC motor. Mosfets : IRF3205 Driver : IR2101 Supply voltage for FETs and drivers : 12V BLDC : https://media.digikey.com/pdf/Data%20Sheets/...
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How to make sense of speed vs Torque curves in speed control mode

I am operating my motor in closed loop speed control mode using motor controller. Toque vs speed curves gives us a relation between them which is one-one correspondence. But in a closed loop speed ...
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Will it harm a PWM fan controller to be backfed full fan voltage?

I want to install a PWM controller to a small 12 volt furnace fan in a camper. I want the fan to run slowly after furnace shutdown, to quietly stir the air for more even heating. My thought is to ...
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Motor is consuming less than rated current and more than rated power

I have a brushless DC motor of following specs. I am using a roboteq controller to operated the motor. While running the motor i have collected the few params and here are the plots. power curve - ...
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3 Phase PMSM Motor Current Measurement: Figuring out the 2 negative terminal currents with 1 positive current measurement

I am trying to implement F.O.C for a PMSM machine with a custom made inverter board. The H-bridges are from Infineon (IFX007T) and they provide current sensing capabilities. The problem is, i need the ...
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Why does the MIT Racecar not use the build in ESC?

MIT has build an autonomous RC race car. They put everything on GitHub. I have a similar project and therefor build one of those for my self (Almost the same but without TX1 and Sensors). I am ...
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Picking the correct TVS for full H-Bridge Motor Driver

I'm building a full h-bridge using a HIP4081A and IRF1405 MOSFETs that will drive brushed DC motors (design based on Open Source Motor Controller project). This will be powered by a 12V power supply (...
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What is meant by derating in this context?

At page 33 of this motor driver there is a section includes the term derating due to temperature: What is meant by continuous current derating 4% per Kelvin in this context? Does that mean the motor ...
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(RasPi) Trying to control 2 different water pumps with different relays

PS: This is for a school project and I'm not very experienced with electronics. I'm trying to create a flush system. I need to control 2 different motors, it's a single iteration circuit with a timer,...
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L9110 12V Getting hot

I want to use the L9110 to drive 12V solenoids using my Arduino Uno. I bought this module to test with but ultimately want to design my own board. I desoldered the pull ups so I wouldn't be pulling my ...
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I have designed and 3D printed a new motor that was based on a video i saw earlier, however motor keeps stuttering and wont turn, what went wrong?

Figure 1 Figure2 I started by doing 150 turns on each coil making sure they were winded in the same direction, then connected the starting point of each coil together and took each phase winding to ...
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PMSM motor current calculated by D axis and Q axis current

Now, I know d and q axis current can be calculated by phase current ia, ib, ic in a PMSM, via clarke transform and park transform. ialpha = sqrt(2/3) * (ia - ib / 2 - ic / 2) ibeta = sqrt(1/2) * (ib ...
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About how to extract back EMF from SMO(sliding mode observer), maybe I need a doctor for this question

The equations of PMSM on alpha-beta frame(2 fixed coordinate systems) are like this, ...
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Powering 36V motor with 48V LiPo battery through a motor controller [closed]

I am planning to use 36V BLDC motors from a hoverboard, (this one) with this motor controller. The controller mentioned can handle up to 50V, 60A continuous. I would appreciate it if someone can ...
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Can I use regular motors with a stepper motor driver?

So I am doing a project for school that involves making a sort of car-thing with a Raspberry Pi, getting the idea from projects.raspberrypi.org. I wasn't able to order the suggested pieces online, so ...
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Channel 4 in STM32 Advance Timers TIM1 and TIM8 [closed]

There are advance control timers in STM32 family as in STM32F407 and these are specially suited for 3-phase (or 1-phase also) motor control applications using full H-bridge. These timers provide ...
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DC Motor Controller using only one button?

I have been trying to create a DC motor controller that can do numerous actions with just the use of one button. Basically when I click it has to go on way, when I click again it has to stop, and ...
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Shorting the output of both the channels of L298N

Suppose I started with a project requiring the control of motors and ended with using L298N in my project, realizing that my motor only takes around 1.5A when on load. Now, with time I realized that ...
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4 axis quadrature encoders? [closed]

I am currently working on a digital input card which will feature quadrature encoder inputs. To my (basic) knowledge, quad encoders use two pulse trains that are 90 degrees out of phase with each ...
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Circuit for Neutral point of 3-Phase mains

I wonder if the 'Neutral Point' as mentioned in the attached image is correctly labeled or not? Is there any mistake in this 3-phase circuit design? Edit 1: Also it looks like the 'Neutral point' is ...
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SOPs for converting a digital circuit from 5V to 3.3V

I am in the middle of an exercise in which I have to upgrade an old motor driver circuit. The old circuit has an MCU and all its logic based on Vdd=5V. I have to use a new MCU whose Vdd=3.3V. So now I ...
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24V, 3 Phase BDCM Controller Schematic

This may seem like a dumb question, but does anyone have a schematic for a BDCM controller. All I seem to be able to find are partial schematics or schematics that include a micro controller. My ...
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SVPWM Primer for ACIM

As I am trying to implement a speed control for ACIM using SVPWM. I could not find out a focused primer on what exactly is a SVPWM technique and how is it implemented in an MCU like STM32F4? All the ...
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FOC Control vs SVPWM

I wonder how far the similarities go between FOC control and SVPWM modulation and from which point on wards they are different from each other? edit: Can anyone point out a very basic primer from ...
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IR2301 HO output staying on too long

I'm trying to make a 3 phase motor controller with IR2301 and IRFPC50 MOSFET. I connected everything according to IR2301 datasheet. For capacitors I’m using 10 uF (between VCC and GND) and 2.2uF (...