Configuring MCP236

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Configuring MCP236

Post by xoxu » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:06 pm


I try to configure a MCP236 for a train.
I have an ON/OFF switch that control a relay for turning the power on or off
I have a potentiometer for the speed (min pot = 0 speed / max pot = max speed)
And a reverse switch to reverse the rotation of the motor.

I reached to have the pot controlling the speed of the motor
pot = centered => speed = 0
pot = max => speed = CCmax
pot = min => speed = CCWmax

but I didn't found a way to make :
pot = min => speed = 0
pot = max => speed = max
and having a separate switch to change the direction of the motor

I also want :
If the power it's turned on and the pot it's not at the minimum I want the motor to not be turned on and wait for the pot to go to 0.
If the speed if superior to 0 while changing the sense of rotation the motor stop and wait till the pot go back to 0.

Is there someone that can help me?

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Re: Configuring MCP236

Post by Basicmicro Support » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:46 am

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.

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