Sabertooth 2X5 is the motor driver of choice for small differential-drive robots.
It is ideal for smaller robots- up to 3lbs in combat or 25 lbs for general purpose
use. It is also a great choice in any application where you need to control two
Out of the box, the Sabertooth can supply two DC brushed motors with up to 5A each
continuously. Peak currents of 10A are achievable for short periods. Because Sabertooth
2x5 incorporates soft current limiting and thermal protection, you need not 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 and 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 more.
The operating mode is set with the onboard DIP switches so there are no jumpers
to lose or complicated programming sequences. Sabertooth features screw terminal
connectors - making it possible for you to build a robot without having to solder.
Sabertooth is the first synchronous regenerative motor driver in its class. The
regenerative topology means that your batteries get recharged whenever you command
your robot to slow down or reverse. Sabertooth also allows you to make very fast
stops and reverses - giving your robot a quick and nimble edge. In certain operating
modes Sabertooth can process up to 3000 speed commands per second.
Sabertooth has a built in 5V BEC that can provide power to a microcontroller
or R/C receiver. It also features a lithium cutoff mode allowing Sabertooth to operate
safely with lithium ion and lithium polymer battery packs - the highest energy density
Sabertooth's transistors are switched at ultrasonic speeds (32kHz) for silent
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