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 50lbs in combat or 180lbs for general purpose robotics.
Out of the box, the SyRen 25 can supply a single DC brushed motor with
up to 25A continuously. Peak currents of 45A 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.