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Phidgets MotorControl 1-Motor

Price: $80.00
Availibility: In Stock
Item #: PH-1065


Product Features

  • Controls direction, velocity and acceleration of one DC Motor
  • Requires external Power Supply (9 to 28VDC)
  • Built-in 2 digital inputs, 2 analog inputs, 1 encoder input
  • Protected against over-current, over-voltage, and over-temperature
  • Connects directly to a computer's USB Port
Product Description

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.

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

Product Specifications

Motor Controller

Output Controller Update Rate 42 Updates per second
Response Time 30 milliseconds
Velocity Resolution ±8-bit (˜0.39%)
Velocity Range ±100%
Acceleration Resolution 8-bit (˜0.39%)
Acceleration Range 24.52 - 6250 %/s²
Acceleration Time Range (-100% to +100% velocity) 32 - 8160 milliseconds
Braking Resolution 8-bit (˜0.39%)
Braking Range 0 - 100%
Motor PWM Frequency Motor PWM Frequency


Product Specifications

Analog Input

Impedance 900K ohms
5V Reference Error Max 0.5%
Update Rate 125 samples/second

Digital Input

Pull-Up Resistance 15K ohms
Low Voltage (True) 0.8V Max
High Voltage (False) 2.1V Min
Maximum Voltage ±15V
Update Rate ˜125 samples/second
Recommended Wire Size 16 - 26 AWG
Wire Stripping 5-6mm strip


Maximum Count Rate 500,000 Counts per second
Internal Output Pull-Up Resistance 2.4k Ohms
Software Update Rate (typical) 8 milliseconds
USB Update Rate 125 samples/second
Time Resolution 1/3 ms


Minimum Power Supply Voltage 9 VDC
Maximum Power Supply Voltage 28 VDC
Motor Overcurrent Trigger 8 A
Power Supply Overvoltage Trigger 40 V
USB-Power Current Specification 100 mA max
Device Quiescent Current Consumption 20 mA
Operating Temperature 0 - 70°C

Comes Packaged with:

  • A3018 - Mini-USB Cable 180cm
  • A hardware mounting kit (4 nuts and bolts, 4 plastic spacers)

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