Item #: C-100-DC-2x12
Availability: Discontinued notify me
Price: $79.99



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    Product Description

    The Sabertooth 2X12 is one of the most versatile, efficient and easy to use dual 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 Sabertooth can supply two DC brushed motors with up to 12A each. Peak currents of 25A 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 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. 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 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.

    Sabertooth has a built in 5V BEC that can provide power to a microcontroller or R/C receiver. The lithium cutoff mode allows Sabertooth to operate safely with lithium ion and lithium polymer battery packs - the highest energy density batteries available.

    Sabertooth's transistors are switched at ultrasonic speeds (32kHz) for silent operation. 

    Product Specs

    Model: Sabertooth 2X12
    Specifications: Up to 18V in: 12A continuous,25A peak per channel.
    24V in: 12A continuous, 25A peak per channel.

    Synchronous regenerative drive
    Ultra-sonic switching frequency
    Thermal and overcurrent protection
    Lithium protection mode

    Input modes: Analog, R/C, simplified serial, packetized serial

    Size: 2.3” x 3” x .7”
    59 x 75 x 17 mm
    Documentation: Sabertooth 2x12.doc (2.8mb)
    Sabertooth 2x12.pdf (1.8mb)
    Sabertooth DIP Switch Wizard (off-site link)
    Motor driver efficiency comparison (off-site link)
    Sample RPM versus throttle graph (off-site link)
    Applications: 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 two brushed DC motors
    Application notes: Using a SyRen/Sabertooth with an ATX (or similar) DC power supply (off-site link)
    Packetized mode with a PIC and Sabertooth (off-site link)
    Example projects: Beaverhausen's mobile robot (off-site link)