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by Basicmicro Support
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Roboclaw 2x60 with servocity super duty linear as servo
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Roboclaw 2x60 with servocity super duty linear as servo

I recommend you reset the V6 unit to defaults and setup the settings again. Functionally there is no difference between the V6 and V7 board. We just changed to a new mosfet which lets us cool them better(eg no air gap). The Enable encoder check box only enabled using Velocity/Position control with R...
by Basicmicro Support
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Configuring MCP236
Replies: 1
Views: 4

Re: Configuring MCP236

This sounds like a good use case for the MCL scripting langauge. Please email support with the description again. We will help you write a script. Once you are up and running you can post it here.
by Basicmicro Support
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bridged Mode Information Inconsistency
Replies: 1
Views: 6

Re: Bridged Mode Information Inconsistency

The bridge mode wiring is now shown when you enable dit using Motion studio. Motion Studios wiring diagram is the correct one to use(eg its the one tied to the specific firmware being used). Always use the Motion Studio wiring diagram when setting up Bridged mode. We are in the process of removing t...
by Basicmicro Support
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Issue with RC mode
Replies: 1
Views: 2

Re: Issue with RC mode

This is likely caused by your receiver. Many receivers have a failsafe throttle setting(primarily for airplanes). You need to disable this feature. Otherwise when signal is lost the throttle will be set to 1/3 power(not center) and the motors will take off.
by Basicmicro Support
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Roboclaw 2x60 with servocity super duty linear as servo
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Roboclaw 2x60 with servocity super duty linear as servo

Electrical noise the most likely cause in that case. Add a .01uf cap from the analog signal line to ground. That should clean it up. The pot is linear so your 360 degree value in the calculation is where you got it wrong. You need to know the number of turns the motor takes for a complete movement a...
by Basicmicro Support
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concerns over circuit protection with 2x160 34VDC Roboclaw
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: Concerns over circuit protection with 2x160 34VDC Roboclaw

For battery-powered things like that, I don't recommend voltage clamps. You'll want as much of the regen energy back in the battery as you can get I expect. Unless you're going to use the 90C limit of the battery I'd probably set the fuse so it would blow around 300amps(about mid way between the 45C...
by Basicmicro Support
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Roboclaw 2x60 with servocity super duty linear as servo
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Roboclaw 2x60 with servocity super duty linear as servo

Show your math for calculated QPPS. I may see the mistake. Obviously, the measured speed is the best value to use for QPPS. Everything else should be 0 when you start. Then set P to something low(5 for example). Move the position slider to a new position. The actuator should move toward the target. ...
by Basicmicro Support
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Reset encoder through Basic Micro
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Reset encoder through Basic Micro

You can not zero an absolute encoder. Because they are absolute encoders. Every position has a unique value. I believe I talked with you on the phone yesterday. You remembered then you originally had a resistor as we defined in the user manual in series with the 5v input to the pot. Once you put tha...
by Basicmicro Support
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concerns over circuit protection with 2x160 34VDC Roboclaw
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: Concerns over circuit protection with 2x160 34VDC Roboclaw

1. A 1/4watt resistor will be fine. For a 1 second charge time, it will not dissipate anywhere near more power than it can handle in that time period. 2. The fuse should be in series with SW5 but still parallel to the diode. If the fuse or SW5 is opened the diode will continue to provide a path back...
by Basicmicro Support
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Roboclaw 2x60 with servocity super duty linear as servo
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Roboclaw 2x60 with servocity super duty linear as servo

QPPS is the top speed measurement so 360. I recommend setting it slightly higher than the actual top speed. You should never change the PWM mode to Locked antiphase unless you have a specific application that requires it. Otherwise leave the default set to Sign Magnitude. Make sure you are using the...