We know DC brushed motor is widely used for many different applications; from conveyor, AGV (Automated Guide Vehicle), mobile robot and combat robot. One of the reasons is the ease to use it, just connect the two terminals of motor to DC power respectively, it will start rotating, so simple. Yet, to control the speed and direction from a controller, a motor driver is needed.
This is SmartDriveDuo-160. Yes! Is 160 Amperes of continuous output current!
It is one of the latest smart series motor drivers. On board high current MOSFETs are switched at 16 KHz to ensure quiet operation and no annoying whining sound. And using MOSFETs eliminate the need for additional flyback diodes. Besides, it also equipped with a microcontroller unit to provide smart features such as multiple input mode, current limiting and thermal protection. SmartDrive160 can also be hooked up with another similar unit and operates in pair. This make driving a robot with differential drive a truly plug and play experience.
Normal wire cannot survives 160A or even 100A, so get the thickest possible wire for both the Vmotor and Motor. We are using 2 to 3 8AWG cable (Black
), for each terminal.
Bi-directional control for a single brushed DC motor.
Support input voltage from 8V to 28V.
Is able to deliver maximum current up to:
190A peak (1 minute)
175A (2 minutes)
16 KHz switching frequency for quiet operation.
LiPo battery low voltage warning.
Full Solid State component (MOSFETs) for switching. No additional fly back diodes needed.
NO Reverse Polarity Protection for Vmotor, please double check the connection!
Current limiting base on temperature.
Below 60°C : 194A
60°C to 70°C : 175A
70°C to 80°C : 163A
80°C to 90°C : 144A
90°C to 100°C : 125A
100°C to 110°C : 100A
Above 110°C : 50A
Multiple input modes: (configure through the DIP switches)
RC (Radio Control)
Analog (Analog voltage from Potentiometer or Joystick)
PWM and DIR (3.3V and 5V compatible, Arduino or Raspberry Pi)
UART (Simplified Serial and Packetized Serial)
On board push buttons for fast test and manual operation.
- Dimension: 122mm x 178mm x 75mm