Sabertooth 2X5 R/C is a dual motor driver specifically optimized for use in radio
controlled vehicles. It is suitable for small robots, cars and boats, and especially
well suited for the Antweight and Beetleweight classes of fighting robots.
Out of the box, it can supply two DC brushed motors with up to 5A each. Peak currents
of 10A 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.
This R/C version comes with an invert channel and options for exponential control,
autocalibration and built-in mixing. The operating mode is set with the onboard
DIP switches so there are no jumpers to lose.
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 vehicle 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.