Control up to 8 RC servo motors or actuators with this controller board. Connects to your computer via USB.
The PhidgetAdvancedServo 8-Motor allows you to control the position, velocity, and acceleration of up to 8 RC servo motors. It requires a 6-15VDC external power supply; its switching power supply allows the 1061 to efficiently operate from 6 to 15 VDC and can be used with a wide range of batteries.
The 1061 has a high resolution of 125 steps per degree; it measures the power consumption of each servo and its switching regulator protects the motors from overvoltage. It powers servo motors of up to 3.4 Amps.
The 1061 continuously measures the current consumed by each motor with an accuracy of ±10%.
The AdvancedServo connects directly to a computer’s USB port.
|API Object Name||AdvancedServo|
|Number of Motor Ports||8|
|Pulse Width Min||83.3 ns|
|Pulse Width Max||2.7 ms|
|Pulse Width Resolution||83.3 ns|
|Pulse Code Period Max||25 ms|
|Supply Voltage Min||6 V DC|
|Supply Voltage Max||15 V DC|
|Current Consumption Max||26 mA|
|Continuous Motor Current Max||(per motor) 1.6 A|
|Overcurrent Trigger||(combined) 12 A|
|Surge Current Max||(per motor) 3 A|
|Output Impedance (Motor)||600 Ω|
|Output Motor Voltage||5 V DC|
|USB Speed||Full Speed|
|Power Jack Hole Diameter||5.5 mm|
|Power Jack Pin Diameter||2.1 mm|
|Power Jack Polarity||Center Positive|
|Recommended Wire Size||12 - 24 AWG|
|Object Temperature Min||0 °C|
|Object Temperature Max||70 °C|
Note:: Current from USB supply is not available for motors.
- A 3018 - Mini-USB Cable 180cm
- A Hardware mounting kit (4 nuts and bolts (M3), 4 plastic spacers)
We do not carry enclosures for the 1061_1, because motor controllers are prone to overheating when kept in enclosed spaces for extended periods of time with no airflow.
- User Guide
- Servo Motor and Controller Primer
- Motor Selection Guide
- Mechanical Drawings
- Download 3D Step File
- Programming Resources*
Each servo motor behaves slightly differently. The Phidgets API provides calibration parameters for a number of different models of servo motors; however these values are generic with respect to the model and not specific to each individual unit. It is possible to generate your own values through some manual calibration in the event that your application requires very accurate control or if you are using a servo for which default values are not provided. Read the following manual to find out how to do it.
If you need some motors, we do carry a good variety of servo motors with different amount of torque, different material for the gear trains and different amount of travel; we also offer continuous rotation servos.