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DC Motor Controller Phidget - DCC1000_0

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  • DC Motor Controller Phidget - DCC1000_0

    This DC Motor Phidget attaches to your VINT hub and controls the direction and voltage of one DC motor using high-frequency pulse-width modulation to achieve smooth operation. It also has current control, allowing you to set a current limit, which puts a maximum on the amount of torque exterted by the motor and allows you to use larger power supplies than what the motor is normally rated for.

    Quadrature Encoder Input

    This controller comes equipped with an encoder input that can read in the quadrature signal from an encoder attached to the shaft of your motor. You can use this information to make a closed-loop position controller.

    VoltageRatio Input

    Similar to a VINT port opened in VoltageRatioInput mode, this port will read in a ratiometric sensor. This is useful for motors that come with attached potentiometers like a DC Linear actuator, so you can incorporate position feedback without needing to buy another input board.

    High Compatibility

    Many variations of brushed DC motors exist: permanent magnet motors, electromagnet motors, coreless motors, and linear motors. The DC Motor Controller can be used with any of these, as well as other devices that use pulse-width modulation such as small solenoids, incandescent light bulbs, and the hydraulics of pneumatic devices like small pumps and valves.

    Motor Current Sensing

    This Phidget also lets you monitor how much current is going through your motor coils at any given time. You can use this feature to determine how much physical resistance the motor is working against; the larger the load, the greater the current the motor will draw.

    Reliability and Protection

    The VINT port on this device is isolated, greatly improving reliability and eliminating ground loops.

    The power terminals on this device are polarity protected: if you happen to hook up the power supply backwards, the device simply won't power up and won't be damaged.

    There is a fuse included on-board to protect the controller in an over-current event. Board temperature and motor current can be monitored for cooling control and power management. This board has no power-saving features built in; if you want to control power consumption, you'll need to switch the power supply using a relay. The attached fan can be configured and automatically or manually controlled through the API.

    Product Specifications

    Board Properties
    Controlled By VINT
    Voltage Sensor
    Number of Voltage Inputs 1
    Sampling Interval Min 500 ms/sample
    Sampling Interval Max 60 s/sample
    VoltageRatio Input Resolution 0.00026
    Input Voltage Min (DC) 0 V DC
    Input Voltage Max (DC) 5 V DC
    Measurement Error Max 0.5 %
    Sensor Input Impedance 324 kΩ
    Controller Properties
    Motor Type DC Motor
    Number of Motor Ports 1
    Velocity Resolution 0.001 % Duty Cycle
    Acceleration Resolution 1 % Duty Cycle/s
    Acceleration Min 0.5 % Duty Cycle/s
    Acceleration Max 10000 % Duty Cycle/s
    Acceleration Time Min 10 ms
    Acceleration Time Max 200 s
    PWM Frequency 25 kHz
    Sampling Interval Min 50 ms/sample
    Sampling Interval Max 60 s/sample
    Current Limit Resolution 17.9 mA
    Electrical Properties
    Continuous Motor Current Max 25 A
    Supply Voltage Min 8 V DC
    Supply Voltage Max 30 V DC
    Current Consumption (Unconfigured) (VINT Port) 500 μA
    Current Consumption Max (VINT Port) 2 mA
    Power Consumption (Unconfigured) 288 mW
    Power Consumption motor power plus 700 mW
    Encoder Interface
    Number of Encoder Inputs 1
    Encoder Interface Resolution x4
    Count Rate Max 400000 pulses/s
    Time Resolution 1 μs
    Sampling Interval Min 50 ms/sample
    Sampling Interval Max 60 s/sample
    Encoder Input Low Voltage Max 800 mV DC
    Encoder Input High Voltage Min 2 V DC
    Temperature Sensor
    Temperature Resolution 0.04 °C
    Physical Properties
    Recommended Wire Size 10 - 26 AWG
    Operating Temperature Min -40 °C
    Operating Temperature Max 85 °C

     






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