1065_1B Phidget Motor Control 1-Motor, 1065_1B

£91.80 £76.50

The 1065 lets you control the direction, velocity and acceleration of one DC Motor. The motor is powered by an external power supply (9 to 28VDC).


Brushed DC Motors are very simple to understand, but very difficult to control precisely. By applying a voltage, or pulsing a voltage rapidly, at the terminals of the motor, current flows through the motor, and it will begin rotating. Depending on the direction of the current, the motor will rotate clockwise or counterclockwise. The 1065 changes the effective voltage by changing the percentage of time the full supply voltage is applied to the motor. By switching the voltage very quickly (a technique called PWM), the controller is made smaller, more efficient, and cheaper.

Rough control of actual motor speed can be achieved automatically in software by using the Back EMF property, or current sensing.

Precise control of DC motors can be achieved by using encoders. You can implement control loops through software by using the data provided by the on-board digital inputs, analog inputs and encoder input. There is an event that triggers every 16 ms that returns the back-EMF value for the attached motor, which can be very useful for PID control. For more information, see the API in the User Guide.

The 1065 also provides over-current, over-voltage, and over-temperature protection to insure that the board and motor is not damaged. 

Comes Packaged with

  • A hardware mounting kit (4 nuts and bolts (M3), 4 plastic spacers)

Controller Properties

API Object Name


Motor Type

DC Motor

Number of Motor Ports


Velocity Resolution

0.39 % Duty Cycle

Acceleration Resolution

24.5 % Duty Cycle/s

Acceleration Min

24.5 % Duty Cycle/s

Acceleration Max

6250 % Duty Cycle/s

Acceleration Time Min

31.3 ms

Acceleration Time Max

8.2 s

Board Properties

Controlled By


API Object Name


Encoder Interface

Number of Encoder Inputs


Count Rate Max

500000 cycles/s

Encoder Interface Resolution


Update Rate

125 samples/s

Time Resolution

0.33 ms

Encoder Input Low Voltage Max

800 mV DC

Encoder Input High Voltage Min

2.1 V DC

Encoder Pull-up Resistance

2.4 kΩ

Electrical Properties

Supply Voltage Min

9 V DC

Supply Voltage Max

28 V DC

Continuous Motor Current Max

5 A

Overcurrent Trigger

8 A

Current Consumption Min

20 mA

Current Consumption Max

100 mA

USB Speed

Full Speed

Physical Properties

Recommended Wire Size (Power Terminal)

12 - 24 AWG

Operating Temperature Min

0 °C

Operating Temperature Max

70 °C

Voltage Inputs

Number of Voltage Inputs


Input Impedance

900 kΩ

5V Reference Error Max

0.5 %

Update Rate

125 samples/s

Digital Inputs

Number of Digital Inputs


Pull-up Resistance

15 kΩ

Low Voltage Max (True)

800 mV DC

High Voltage Min (False)

2.1 V DC

Low Voltage Trigger Length Min

4 s

High Voltage Trigger Length Min

16 s

Digital Input Voltage Max

± 15 V DC

Digital Input Update Rate

125 samples/s

Recommended Wire Size

16 - 26 AWG