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SKU 191065

1065_1B - PhidgetMotorControl 1-Motor

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Note: This revision of the 1065 comes with a built-in heat sink for the driver chip to prevent it from overheating.

The 1065 lets you control the direction, velocity and acceleration of one DC Motor. The motor is powered by an external power supply (9 to 28VDC).

Brushed DC Motors are very simple to understand, but very difficult to control precisely. By applying a voltage, or pulsing a voltage rapidly, at the terminals of the motor, current flows through the motor, and it will begin rotating. Depending on the direction of the current, the motor will rotate clockwise or counterclockwise. The 1065 changes the effective voltage by changing the percentage of time the full supply voltage is applied to the motor. By switching the voltage very quickly (a technique called PWM), the controller is made smaller, more efficient, and cheaper.

Rough control of actual motor speed can be achieved automatically in software by using the Back EMF property, or current sensing.

Precise control of DC motors can be achieved by using encoders. You can implement control loops through software by using the data provided by the on-board digital inputs, analog inputs and encoder input. There is an event that triggers every 16 ms that returns the back-EMF value for the attached motor, which can be very useful for PID control. For more information, see the API in the User Guide .

The 1065 also provides over-current, over-voltage, and over-temperature protection to ensure that the board and motor is not damaged.

Product Specifications

Controller Properties
API Object Name MotorControl
Motor Type DC Motor
Number of Motor Ports 1
Velocity Resolution 0.39 % Duty Cycle
Acceleration Resolution 24.5 % Duty Cycle/s
Acceleration Min 24.5 % Duty Cycle/s
Acceleration Max 6250 % Duty Cycle/s
Acceleration Time Min 31.3 ms
Acceleration Time Max 8.2 s
Board Properties
Controlled By USB (Mini-USB)
API Object Name DCMotor
Encoder Interface
Number of Encoder Inputs 1
Count Rate Max 500000 cycles/s
Encoder Interface Resolution x1
Update Rate 125 samples/s
Time Resolution 0.33 ms
Encoder Input Low Voltage Max 800 mV DC
Encoder Input High Voltage Min 2.1V DC
Encoder Pull-up Resistance 2.4kΩ
Electrical Properties
Supply Voltage Min 9V DC
Supply Voltage Max 28V DC
Continuous Motor Current Max 5 A
Overcurrent Trigger 8 A
Current Consumption Min 20 mA
Current Consumption Max 100 mA
USBSpeed Full Speed
Physical Properties
Recommended Wire Size (Power Terminal) 12 - 24AWG
Operating Temperature Min 0°C
Operating Temperature Max 70°C
Voltage Inputs
Number of Voltage Inputs 2
Input Impedance 900 kΩ
5V Reference Error Max 0.5 %
Update Rate 125 samples/s
Digital Inputs
Number of Digital Inputs 2
Pull-up Resistance 15kΩ
Low Voltage Max (True) 800 mV DC
High Voltage Min (False) 2.1V DC
Low Voltage Trigger Length Min 4 s
High Voltage Trigger Length Min 16 s
Digital Input Voltage Max ±15V DC
Digital Input Update Rate 125 samples/s
Recommended Wire Size 16 - 26AWG
Customs Information
Canadian HS Export Code 8471.80.00
American HTS Import Code 8471.80.40.00
Country of Origin CN (China)

Product History

At your place Board Review Device Version Packaging Review Comment
June 2011 0 100 Product Release
June 2011 0 101 getLabelString fixed for labels longer than 7 characters
October 2017 0 101 B Removed USB cable from packaging
September 2018 1 101 B Added heat sink