- Actuonix Technologies L12 Actuator 10mm
- 50:1 6V RC Control
- Peak Power Point:17N @ 14mm/s
- Max Speed (no load): 25 mm/s
- Input Voltage: 6V
- Stall Current: 460mA
The Actuonix Technologies L12 Actuator 10mm 50:1 6V Analog feature an internal potentiometer for position feedback. They do not have an internal controller or end-limit switches. Actuonix Motion Devices unique line of Miniature Linear Actuators enables a new generation of motion-enabled product designs, with capabilities that have never before been combined in a device of this size. These small linear actuators are a superior alternative to designing with awkward gears, motors, servos, and linkages.
Actuonix’s L series of micro linear actuators combine the best features of our existing microactuator families into a highly flexible, configurable, and compact platform with an optional sophisticated onboard microcontroller. The first member of the L series, the L12, is an axial design with a powerful drive-train and a rectangular cross-section for increased rigidity. But by far the most attractive feature of this actuator is the broad spectrum of available configurations. The –P actuators have no built-in controller but do provide an analog position feedback signal that can be input to an external controller. While the voltage is applied to the motor power pins, (3 & 4) the actuator extends. Reverse the polarity and the actuator retracts. This can be accomplished manually with a DPDT switch or relay, or using an H-Bridge circuit. The position of the actuator stroke can be monitored by providing any stable low and high reference voltage on pins 1 & 5, then reading the position signal on pin 2. The voltage on pin 2 will vary linearly between the two reference voltages in proportion to the position of the actuator stroke.
The L12 –P actuator can be used as a linear servo by connecting the actuator to an external controller such as the LAC board offered by Firgelli. This control board reads the position signal from the L12, compares it with your input control signal then commands the actuator to move via an onboard H-bridge circuit. The LAC allows any one of the following control inputs: Analog 0-5V or 4-20mA, or Digital 0- 5V PWM, 1-2ms Standard RC, or USB. The RC input effectively transforms your L12 into a linear servo, which is a direct replacement for any common hobby servo used in RC toys and robotics. Refer to the LAC datasheet for more details.