I would like some help clarifying the different types of motors out there, specifically related to motors that could be used for slow speed, mediumish torque applications like moving a window or rolling up blinds.
On commercial units like these, for example:
They specifically mention “12V DC Motors”. I’m not trying to make my own or anything, but I’d like to understand how these are controlled?
Is there a more specific term for “12VDC motor” that I can google to learn more about how these motors are controlled? What kind of driver components are needed? Is “12VDC motor” different than “brushless DC motor”.
What type of microcontrollers do commercial systems use, and are these microcontrollers much different than how an Arduino would control the motor drive/amplifier circuits?
Additionally, how might you go about getting position information on the blind/window position? So that you’re not driving it open/close all the way every time?
I know this is a long question. I’m just looking for clarification so I can google the right info. Give me enough info to fish with, please.