The Sabertooth 2X60 is one of the
most versatile, efficient and easy to use dual motor drivers on the
It is suitable for high powered robots - up to
120lbs in combat or up to 1000lbs for general purpose
Out of the box, the Sabertooth can
supply two DC brushed motors with up to 60A each. Peak
currents of 120A
per channel are achievable for a few seconds.
Overcurrent and thermal protection
means you'll never have to worry about killing the driver with
accidental stalls or by hooking up
too big a motor.
Sabertooth allows you to
control two motors with: analog voltage, radio control, serial
packetized serial. You can build many different robots
of increasing complexity for years to come with a Sabertooth.
Sabertooth has independent and speed+direction operating modes, making
it the ideal driver for differential drive (tank style) robots and
The operating mode is set with the onboard DIP switches so there are no
jumpers to lose. Sabertooth features screw terminal connectors - making
it possible for you
to build a robot without even soldering.
Sabertooth is the first synchronous regenerative motor driver in its
The regenerative topology means that your batteries get recharged
whenever you command your robot to slow down or reverse. Sabertooth
allows you to make very fast stops and reverses - giving your robot a
quick and nimble edge.
Sabertooth has a built in 5V Switch-mode BEC that can supply power for your
receiver or microcontroller, as well as 3-4 standard analog servos. The lithium cutoff mode allows Sabertooth to operate
with lithium ion and lithium polymer battery packs - the highest energy
density batteries available.
Sabertooth's transistors are switched at ultrasonic speeds (24kHz) for
Sabertooth 2X60 uses 0.8 milliohm MOSFETs in its bridge.
Use of Sabertooth motor drivers with cheap AC adapters is not recommended. Use
a battery or at least put a battery in parallel with a DC supply.