Note: The 1064_1B is identical to the 1064_1, except that you have the option of whether you want to include the USB cable.

The PhidgetMotorControl HC allows you to control the angular velocity and acceleration of up to two high-current DC motors.

The 1064:

  • Provides bi-directional control to 2 DC motors
  • Requires external 6 to 15VDC Power Supply
  • USB port is isolated from the motor control outputs
  • Over voltage, over temperature, over current conditions are fed back to the API on the PC

Many variations of brushed DC motors exist: permanent magnet motors, electromagnet motors, coreless motors, linear motors... the PhidgetMotorController can be used with any of these.

Comes Packaged with

Hardware

  • Hardware mounting kit:
  • 4x M3 Bolts (2cm Length)
  • 4x Plastic spacers (5mm Length)
  • 4x M3 Nuts






Product Specifications

Controller Properties
API Object Name MotorControl
Motor Type DC Motor
Number of Motor Ports 2
Velocity Resolution 0.79 % Duty Cycle
Acceleration Resolution 1.9 % Duty Cycle/s
Acceleration Min 1.9 % Duty Cycle/s
Acceleration Max 1940 % Duty Cycle/s
Acceleration Time Min 52 ms
Acceleration Time Max 105 s
PWM Frequency Max 20 kHz
Board Properties
Controlled By USB (Mini-USB)
API Object Name DCMotor
Electrical Properties
Supply Voltage Min 6 V DC
Supply Voltage Max 15 V DC
Continuous Motor Current Max (per motor) 14 A
Surge Current Max (per motor) 32 A
Overcurrent Trigger (combined) 50 A
Current Consumption Max 100 mA
Current Consumption Min 15 mA
USB Speed Full Speed
Physical Properties
Recommended Wire Size 10 - 26 AWG
Operating Temperature Min 0 °C
Operating Temperature Max 70 °C

Documents




Getting Started


Welcome to the 1064 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:




Next, you will need to connect the pieces:


1064 1 Connecting The Hardware.jpg


  1. Connect the motor to one of the PhidgetMotorControl's outputs.
  2. Connect the power supply to the terminal block on the board.
  3. Connec the Phidget to your computer using the USB cable.



Now that you have everything together, let's start using the 1064!


Using the 1064


Phidget Control Panel


In order to demonstrate the functionality of the 1064, the Phidget Control Panel running on a Windows machine will be used.



The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines.


Windows


To open the Phidget Control Panel on Windows, find the Ph.jpg icon in the taskbar. If it is not there, open up the start menu and search for Phidget Control Panel


Windows PhidgetTaskbar.PNG


macOS


To open the Phidget Control Panel on macOS, open Finder and navigate to the Phidget Control Panel in the Applications list. Double click on the Ph.jpg icon to bring up the Phidget Control Panel.



For more information, take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system:




Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the 1064.


First Look


After plugging the 1064 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this:


1064 Panel.jpg



The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:


  • Serial number: allows you to differentiate between similar Phidgets.
  • Channel: allows you to differentiate between similar objects on a Phidget.
  • Version number: corresponds to the firmware version your Phidget is running. If your Phidget is listed in red, your firmware is out of date. Update the firmware by double-clicking the entry.



The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.


DC Motor


Double-click on the DC Motor object, labelled DC Motor Controller, in order to run the example:


1064 DCMotor Example.jpg



General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality:


  • Toggle the BackEMF Sensing checkbox to enable/disable back-EMF sensing on the 1064.
  • Drag the Target Velocity slider from -1 (full reverse) to 1 (full forward) to make the motor move.
  • Manipulate the Acceleration slider to increase/decrease the amount of time it takes the DC Motor to reach a target velocity.




Current Input


Double-click on the Current Input object , labelled DC Motor Current Sensor, in order to run the example:


1064 CurrentInput Example.jpg



General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality:


  • Modify the change trigger and/or data interval value by dragging the sliders. For more information on these settings, see the data interval/change trigger page.


Finding The Addressing Information


Before you can access the device in your own code, and from our examples, you'll need to take note of the addressing parameters for your Phidget. These will indicate how the Phidget is physically connected to your application. For simplicity, these parameters can be found by clicking the button at the top of the Control Panel example for that Phidget.


The locate Phidget button is found in the device information box


In the Addressing Information window, the section above the line displays information you will need to connect to your Phidget from any application. In particular, note the Channel Class field as this will be the API you will need to use with your Phidget, and the type of example you should use to get started with it. The section below the line provides information about the network the Phidget is connected on if it is attached remotely. Keep track of these parameters moving forward, as you will need them once you start running our examples or your own code.


All the information you need to address your Phidget


Using Your Own Program


You are now ready to start writing your own code for the device. The best way to do that is to start from our examples:


This Phidget is compatible with the DCMotor Examples, and the CurrentInput Examples.


Once you have your example, you will need to follow the instructions on the page for your programming language to get it running. To find these instructions, select your programming language from the Programming Languages page.


Technical Details


For more information about DC motors and how to control them, check the DC Motor and Controller Primer.






1064_1B - PhidgetMotorControl HC

  • Brands Phidgets
  • Product Code: ES000036
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 145.00€