Roboclaw brushless equivalent

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gdoisy
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Roboclaw brushless equivalent

Postby gdoisy » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:24 am

Hello,
We are very happy with the level of functionality of our dual roboclaw controller (for a mobile robot application). We are considering switching to brushless motors for a new application.
Are you planning to extend your range of product to brusless controllers? Do you know any equivalent ?
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Re: Roboclaw brushless equivalent

Postby Basicmicro Support » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:12 am

Yes we are. We should have our first prototype brushless design in a few weeks and then I expect it will be around 2 to 3 months before we have the production units available for sale. Initial model will be a single channel similar to the Roboclaw Solos but we plan on a dual channel design as well.

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Re: Roboclaw brushless equivalent

Postby gdoisy » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:25 am

That's great news!
What would be the encoder input? 3-phase Hall sensors? Quadrature encoders ? Both?

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Re: Roboclaw brushless equivalent

Postby Basicmicro Support » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:09 am

hall, quadrature encoder or combination hall + quadrature for commutation control. We will also support analog/absolute encoders(potentiometers for example) but only for position control(commutation requires the higher resolution of quadrature at a minimum).

The plan is to have all the same functions as Brushed Roboclaw.

We do not plan on supporting sensorless brushless with the initial models(if ever).

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Re: Roboclaw brushless equivalent

Postby gdoisy » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:55 am

Perfect!


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