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by Basicmicro Support
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RoboClaw 30A and battery connectors
Replies: 4
Views: 3301

Re: RoboClaw 30A and battery connectors

You can do that or you could get the matting Deans connector(eg female for male etc). Then connect the adapter cables raw ends to the screw terminals. That way you wont make your battery unusable in other applications.
by Basicmicro Support
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Absolute PID setup/V5 wiring diagram
Replies: 1
Views: 2489

Re: Absolute PID setup/V5 wiring diagram

You have a screw terminal version of the Roboclaw. It has all the same functions but the ground and 5v pins were consolidated to fit the screw terminals. First thing oyu hsould do it sheck if your encoders are working correctly. Hook the unit up to a PC via the USB port(and power) and connect the en...
by Basicmicro Support
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Roboclaw 2x5A Position Control using quadrature+index
Replies: 7
Views: 6010

Re: Roboclaw 2x5A Position Control using quadrature+index

On the new model Roboclaws we've added S4 and S5 signal pins. Im currently working on a firmware update that addes homing support using these pins. The home function will move the motor in reverse at 1/10th power until the index/home switch is detected. If the signal is already triggered the motor w...
by Basicmicro Support
Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: mbed controller with roboclaw
Replies: 1
Views: 2199

Re: mbed controller with roboclaw

We dont have anything specific to the mbed platforms. You will need to read through the roboclaw manual and probably look at the other examples we have for different languages.
by Basicmicro Support
Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RoboClaw 2x5A v4
Replies: 3
Views: 2855

Re: RoboClaw 2x5A v4

The outputs are driven by PWM.
by Basicmicro Support
Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting roboclaw out of bootstrap mode
Replies: 6
Views: 4627

Re: Getting roboclaw out of bootstrap mode

Once the board is put into bootloader mode by a software command(command 255 to be exact) you must update the firmware to clear the eeprom flag.
by Basicmicro Support
Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roboclaw.py License
Replies: 1
Views: 2009

Re: Roboclaw.py License

Yes. The python code we provide is completely public domain. you may modify it and use in any way you would like.
by Basicmicro Support
Fri May 15, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RoboClaw 2x5A v4
Replies: 3
Views: 2855

Re: RoboClaw 2x5A v4

The length of time at 10a is purely determined by temperature. As the temperature rises above 25c on the board the maximum peak current is reduced, until at 85c the peak current is 5amps. If you need to run something at higher than 5amps for more than a few seconds I would recommend you use a more p...
by Basicmicro Support
Mon May 11, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firmware Update
Replies: 5
Views: 5227

Re: Firmware Update

When you open IonMotion, the first screen shown is the Firmware update screen. If you connect your roboclaw to the PC, the software will automatically detect it and update the status on the firmware update screen. If the unit has the latest bootloader you can just click the update firmware button an...
by Basicmicro Support
Mon May 11, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting roboclaw out of bootstrap mode
Replies: 6
Views: 4627

Re: Getting roboclaw out of bootstrap mode

Once the board is in bootloader mode you use IonMotion software to update the firmware. Currently there is no other option for updating the firmware. When updating the firmware with IonMotion you do not click the Connect menu item. The first screen that shows in IonMotion(if you are using the latest...