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Topic: Useing the SaberTooth Dual 5A Controller with an Arduino (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic

torqx

Hi there

I was useing some small moters with a Robots Bits shield but the power was to little for the application.

So i have upgraded to 2 x 12V Motors that have a stall amperage of 5A, hence the Saber-tooth dual 5A Controller seemed perfect.
You can see what i have here: http://robotbits.co.uk/motor-drivers/sabertooth-2x-5amp-motor-driver/prod_58.html

I have an issue though, I have read (after paying for it and having it arrive) that i cannot simple use the Outputs on the Arduino to control it as it requires a Voltage input from 0-5V, and the Arduino that i have only does PWM and does not output the Analog voltage i require.

Can anyone help me with how to get my Arduino to talk to the Saber-tooth so i will be able to move my nice new motors.

If its a hassle and not worth it, is there any other Driver's that will power my 2 motors (2 x 5A) using PWM Input?

Many thanks
james


dxw00d

You can use the R/C input option, and drive it using the servo library.

cyberteque

you could use the serial input on the sabertooth as well

torqx


You can use the R/C input option, and drive it using the servo library.


Hi
Ah i see, that seems very interesting.

What do most people use to write and upload there code to Arduino's?

I'm using the Arduino Software that is downloadable from Arduino's site.

To add the Library what exactly do i need to do?

many thanks
james


retrolefty



You can use the R/C input option, and drive it using the servo library.


Hi
Ah i see, that seems very interesting.

What do most people use to write and upload there code to Arduino's?

I'm using the Arduino Software that is downloadable from Arduino's site.

To add the Library what exactly do i need to do?

many thanks
james




In the IDE File/Examples/Servo menu there are two simple example sketches you can play with to see how one uses the servo library.

Lefty

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