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by Basicmicro Support
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: OC1 after Autotune
Replies: 1
Views: 2

Re: OC1 after Autotune

If the motor is acting up but the motor channel drives other motors properly, the problem is most likely in the motor. If something is shorting in the motor that would cause the over current. I would also check wiring to the motor to make sure it isnt something shorting before power get to the motor...
by Basicmicro Support
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STOP all by sotware
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: STOP all by sotware

Yes, that would be the E-Stop input. Note that when using Latching E-Stop you have to power cycle the board to clear it. For this use you should not use the latching option.
by Basicmicro Support
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PWM and Velocity Setting
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: PWM and Velocity Setting

Encoder counts per second per second for acceleration/deceleration.
Encoder counts per second for velocity.
Encoder counts for position.
by Basicmicro Support
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Error/Status codes
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Error/Status codes

Yes. Additional warning/error states were needed for the new error limits for velocity and position modes. Unused bits are reserved for future use so we don't have to change this command again in the future. The first two bytes are now the warning status bits(16bit word) #define WARN_NONE 0x00 #defi...
by Basicmicro Support
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PWM and Velocity Setting
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: PWM and Velocity Setting

1. Encoders have no effect on PWM commands. 2. You have set an L and R value in PWM Settings which tells the MCP you are trying to use torque control mode. In torque control mode if there is no load the motor will go to 100% duty. Delete the L and R settings from PWM settings. That will put PWM mode...
by Basicmicro Support
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MCP236 close loop currrent control
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: MCP236 close loop currrent control

The text box for duty just shows the numeric value of the slider. Remmeber when using current control mode if you have no load on the motor(eg its off the ground) it is going to go off to full speed(or until it reaches the current you requested. Put a load on the motor(or stall it even) and you shou...
by Basicmicro Support
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: MCL Scripting
Topic: MCL example
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: MCL example

There is an example in the manual. This is cut line for line from the manual main puts 0,[real TOFLOAT SYSTEMP/10.0\2,13] pause 100 goto main The puts command sends serial data to a port. In this case 0 which is the USB port. The SYSTEMP variable holds the current board temperature in .1 degree coun...
by Basicmicro Support
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: SpeedAccelDeccelPosition
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: SpeedAccelDeccelPosition

You need to look at the function definition: bool SpeedAccelDeccelPositionM2(uint8_t address,uint32_t accel,uint32_t speed,uint32_t deccel,uint32_t position,uint8_t flag);

It takes accel, speed, decel and position. Not speed, accel, decel and position.
by Basicmicro Support
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Detecting A 90 Degree Turn
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Detecting A 90 Degree Turn

For a wheeled differential steering vehicle, you want the distance commands(the accel versions are better since you can specify the accel/decel rate). But I got the impression this is more for controlling something like a servo. For servo like action use the position commands. Distance commands move...
by Basicmicro Support
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roboclaw brushless equivalent
Replies: 8
Views: 1834

Re: Roboclaw brushless equivalent

Sorry. Its currently low man on the totem as it were. We've been working on new high power Solo models and updates to the brushed lineup which has taken most of our time. At this point I'd say after the new year before we can finish development and potentially have first production units.