Roboclaw brushless equivalent

General discussion of using Roboclaw motor controllers
Post Reply
gdoisy
Posts: 33
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:53 am

Roboclaw brushless equivalent

Post by 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 ?
Best

User avatar
Basicmicro Support
Posts: 1272
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:45 pm

Re: Roboclaw brushless equivalent

Post by 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.

gdoisy
Posts: 33
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:53 am

Re: Roboclaw brushless equivalent

Post by 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?

User avatar
Basicmicro Support
Posts: 1272
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:45 pm

Re: Roboclaw brushless equivalent

Post by 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).

gdoisy
Posts: 33
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:53 am

Re: Roboclaw brushless equivalent

Post by gdoisy » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:55 am

Perfect!

tor_g
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:08 am

Re: Roboclaw brushless equivalent

Post by tor_g » Sun May 05, 2019 5:59 am

Basicmicro Support wrote:
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.
Awesome!

User avatar
Basicmicro Support
Posts: 1272
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:45 pm

Re: Roboclaw brushless equivalent

Post by Basicmicro Support » Mon May 06, 2019 9:23 am

Just an update. The schedule has been pushed back some on the first brushless model. Other projects have taken longer than expected. At this point we are looking at first production units around September.

User avatar
RoboGangMower
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed May 23, 2018 1:04 pm

Re: Roboclaw brushless equivalent

Post by RoboGangMower » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:26 am

Any update when the first brushless units will be available?

User avatar
Basicmicro Support
Posts: 1272
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:45 pm

Re: Roboclaw brushless equivalent

Post by Basicmicro Support » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:20 am

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.

Post Reply