DescriptionBack to top
• Serial (RS232), analog or R/C interface
• May operate in open or closed loop feedback for speed or position
• 1 Digital Output and 3 general purpose Digital Inputs
• Two channels that can be operated independently or mixed
• Max current: 2 X 120A for 30sec, see manual for max current for longer periods
• Cables sold separately
The RoboteQ AX2550 is the ultimate controller for all mobile robots. RoboteQ designs and manufactures DC motor controllers that are based around a common Platform Design with power, functionality and enclosure variants. These controllers are designed to convert commands received from an R/C radio, wireless modem, analog source, or microcomputer into high voltage and high current output for driving one or two DC motors. Designed for maximal ease-of-use by professionals and hobbyists alike, they are ready to use in minutes.
The RoboteQ AX2550 controller's two channels can either be operated independently or mixed to set the direction and rotation of a vehicle by coordinating the motion on each side of the vehicle. The motors may be operated in open or closed loop Speed or Position modes using analog sensors feedback. The RoboteQ controllers can be reprogrammed in the field with the latest features by downloading new operating software.
Roboteq's AX2550 is a high performance, microcontroller-based motor controller, loaded with numerous features and operating modes. Yet, for all its sophistication, the AX2550 is very simple to install and operate. Its many configuration options are programmed using only two switches and a LED display on the controller front panel. The controller may also be connected to a PC for setting configuration parameters using a convenient Graphical User Interface. Once programmed, the configuration data are stored permanently in the controller's nonvolatile memory, eliminating the need for cumbersome and unreliable jumpers. During normal operation, the LED display provides running and alarm indication.
The AX2550 motor controller is fitted with many safety features ensuring a secure power-on start, automatic stop in case of command loss, overcurrent protection on both channels, and overheat protection. A temperature sensor automatically adjusts the Amps limit in case of overheating. Connections are provided for external thermal sensor to monitor motor temperature. At 3.8lbs (1700g), the AX2550 is one of the most compact and lightweight motor controller in its class.
Easy to Install in any Robot
The AX2550 is designed for simple installation in a variety of robotic vehicles.
Multiple Input Modes: The AX2550's multiple command input modes - R/C Radio Pulse Width, Serial Port or Analog - make it uniquely interfaceable to all types of microcontrollers, remote control radios, or other command devices.
R/C Radio mode: R/C Radio is the most popular, simplest and least expensive method to build and operate a remote controlled robot. In this mode, the controller supports many configurable options, including joystick calibration of min, max and center positions and deadband adjustment.
Serial Port (RS232) mode: Using the serial mode, the controller may be interfaced to a microcomputer for autonomous operation. Using a wireless modem or wireless network adapter (802.11), more advanced remote control operations are possible, including remote control via the Internet.
Analog mode: A simple 0-5V analog control mode is also provided for direct connection to potentiometers or analog joysticks.
What's IncludedBack to top
• Motor controller
• Quick Start Manual
• CD containing PC Configuration Software
• Free Data Logging software for Palm Pilot
• User's Manual on CD
• Cables sold separately