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by Basicmicro Support
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Wrong Encoder Reading with roboclaw.Duty command
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Wrong Encoder Reading with roboclaw.Duty command

It sounds like something is wrong with your encoder signal. Check the encoder signal on an oscilloscope if you have access to one. If you are using a motor with the built in hall encoders(eg the really inexpensive encoders) this have a known issue with passing motor noise into the encoder signal lin...
by Basicmicro Support
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to read if E stop is active
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: How to read if E stop is active

1. GetPinFunctions is not the correct command if you want to see the "state" of the E-Stop pin. You should use the ReadError command. Also, the return values have changed as of the latest release. See the post linked below until the new manual has been released(sometime this week I expect). https://...
by Basicmicro Support
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home switch State
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Home switch State

Thanks that was the information I needed. Please download the python library from the server again. I've updated it. Apparently, the change was only in the development copy and not put in the release directory yet. It has been now.
by Basicmicro Support
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overheating of Roboclaw Solo 60A
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Overheating of Roboclaw Solo 60A

You are most likely experiencing overheating because your load is resistive. A purely resistive load will be a large amount of ripple current through the DC Link capacitors. This will cause them to overheat and shorten their life expectancy drastically. You are effectively turning the Roboclaw into ...
by Basicmicro Support
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home switch State
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Home switch State

The python command to read status returnsxz a 32bit value. Post your code or email support@basicmicro.com and I'll take a look at it.
by Basicmicro Support
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home switch State
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Home switch State

1. Make sure you have the latest software(Basicmicro Motion Studio, not older Ion Motion/Studio software). 2. Make sure your firmware is up to date(should already be if you are using Basicmicro Studio) Make sure you are using the latest version of the Python Library. It was updated with the last rel...
by Basicmicro Support
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Safely connect/disconnect Roboclaw
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Safely connect/disconnect Roboclaw

1. The Roboclaw takes NO power from USB so you must power it from the Main power terminals or the logic power terminals. We recommend powering the Roboclaw before connecting USB because that will prevent the creation of a ground loop through the USB cable which could damage the Roboclaw or the PC. 2...
by Basicmicro Support
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solo: Confused about SetPinFunctions and S2 ... S5 Modes and Firmware 4.1.33
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Solo: Confused about SetPinFunctions and S2 ... S5 Modes and Firmware 4.1.33

Sorry I missed that in your previous post. When manually setting the pin functions, Solo S2 is set using the S3 argument and Solo S3 is set using the S4 argument. The S5 argument is ignored. Note that when Solo is in RC/Analog modes, its S2 pin functions like other Roboclaw S3 pins, but when in eith...
by Basicmicro Support
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Safety wiring 2x30a roboclaw
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Safety wiring 2x30a roboclaw

The first diagram shows the simplest wiring to run the motors. The second shows the recommended wiring with(power switch, fuse, diode). Almost correct, the diode is used to bypass the power switch(and optionally the fuse) so if you flip the switch off while running the motors you still have a path f...
by Basicmicro Support
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Home/Limit switches
Replies: 22
Views: 9773

Re: Home/Limit switches

For auto homing you need to set the pin functions to Home(Auto) using Motion Studio(General Settings). Then go to the Device menu and click Write Settings. These settings will be loaded and the homing routine will run automatically each time the board is powered on. Yes, that switch looks appropriat...