• Yocto-Motor-DC

The Yocto-Motor-DC device is a USB motor controller (ESC) for brushed DC motors. It can make your motor go forward, reverse or even brake. Applied power is controlled by pulse width modulation (PWM) with a resolution of 0.1%.

Power supply voltage range is 3 to 18V. Without any cooling but natural convection, it can withstand 10A continuous. With proper cooling, using a small fan for instance, it can withstand up 20A continuous. 30A short bursts are allowed.

The Yocto-Motor-DC features integrated voltage, current, and temperature probes to easily monitor vital parameters with software. The configurable built-in safety system protects it against overheating, low power supply, and excessive currents. A red LED signals abnormal conditions.

It is also an isolated device: the power part is electrically isolated from the USB part. The driving PWM frequency can be configured from 250 Hz to 32 KHz. The device includes a configurable startup booster to help motors to start at low RPMs.

This device can be connected directly to an Ethernet network using a YoctoHub-Ethernet, to a WiFi network using a YoctoHub-Wireless-n and to a GSM network using a YoctoHub-GSM.

Yocto-Motor-DC Yocto-Motor-DC Yocto-Motor-DC The motor is not included :-)

USB cables and enclosures to be ordered separately.

Specifications

Product ID:MOTORCTL
Product name:Yocto-Motor-DC
USB connector:micro-B
Width:50mm
Length:58mm
Weight:36g
Max current (with ventilation):20A
Max current (peak):30A
Max current (convection cooling):10A
Frequency:0.25 ... 32KHz
Protection class, according to IEC 61140:class III
USB isolation, dielectric strength (1 min.):0.5kV
Normal operating temperature:5...40Ѓ
Extended operating temperature1:-30...70Ѓ
Supported Operating Systems:Windows (PC + IoT), Linux (Intel + ARM), macOS, Android
Drivers:Driverless, no driver needed
API / SDK / Libraries:C++ Obj-C C# VB.NET UWP Delphi Python Java Android LabVIEW
API / SDK / Libraries (TCP only):Javascript Node.js PHP
RoHS compliance:RoHS III (2011/65/UE+2015/863)
Harmonized tariff code:9032.9000
Made in:Switzerland


1 The extended temperature range is defined based on components specifications and has been tested during a limited duration (1h). When using the device in harsh environments for a long period of time, we strongly advise to run extensive tests before going to production.

Downloads

User manual (HTML)
User manual (PDF)
Product brief
Blueprints
3D file (STEP)
RoHS certificate
Most recent firmware44118 (03/10/2021)
Programming libraries44175 (03/12/2021)
Command line API44175 (03/12/2021)
VirtualHub application44029 (02/26/2021)


Yocto-Motor-DC

  • Brand: Yoctopuce
  • Product Code: MOTORCTL
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $129.00