The SyRen motor driver is one of the most versatile, efficient and easy
to use motor drivers on the market. It is suitable for medium powered robots
- up to 30lbs in combat or 100lbs for general purpose robotics.
Out of the box, the SyRen 10 can supply a single DC brushed motor with
up to 10A continuously. Peak currents of 15A 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.
With just one SyRen driver you can control a motor with: analog voltage,
radio control, serial and packetized serial. You can build many different
robots of increasing complexity for years to come with a SyRen. Owning two
SyRens allows you to build differential drive (tank style) robots because
they can work in tandem with built in mixing.
The operating mode is set with the onboard DIP switches so there are no
jumpers to lose. The SyRen features screw terminal connectors - making it
possible for you to build a robot without even soldering.
SyRen 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. SyRen also allows you to make
very fast stops and reverses - giving your robot a quick and nimble edge.
SyRen has a built in 5V BEC that can provide power to a microcontroller
or R/C receiver. The lithium cutoff mode allows SyRen to operate safely
with lithium ion and lithium polymer battery packs - the highest energy
density batteries available.
SyRen's transistors are switched at ultrasonic speeds (32kHz), meaning no
one will be able to hear your robot ninja army approaching.
||Up to 18V in: 10A continuous, 15A peak.
24V in: 8A continuous, 10A continuous with additional heatsinking/airflow,
Synchronous regenerative drive
Ultra-sonic switching frequency
Thermal and overcurrent protection
Lithium protection mode
Input modes: Analog, R/C, simplified serial, packetized serial
Size: 1.4” x 2.25” x .55”
35 x 57 x 14 mm
||Combat robots up to 30lb
Normal and hobby robots up to 100lb
Differential drive robots
Electric vehicles, ride-on toys, scooters
Easy speed/direction control for pumps, conveyors, automation and
any application that uses a brushed DC motor
SyRen DIP switch wizard (off-site link)
Motor driver efficiency comparison (off-site link)
Sample RPM versus throttle graph (off-site link)
Using a SyRen with an ATX (or similar) DC power supply (off-site link)
Controlling a SyRen with a BASIC Stamp II (off-site link)
Simple Serial Mode test using PICBASIC
Simple Serial Mode controlled with a pot using PICBASIC