Sabertooth Dual 12A Motor Driver
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.
Input voltage: 6-24V nominal, 30V absolute max.
Output Current: Up to 12A continuous per channel. Peak loads may be up to 25A per channel for a few seconds. These ratings are for input voltages up to 18v in still air without additional heatsinking.
5V Switching BEC: Up to 1A continuous and 1.5A peaks across the entire range of input voltages.
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 1A Switching 5V BEC that can provide power to a microcontroller or R/C receiver and a couple of servos. This built in BEC is almost identical in performance to our ParkBEC. 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.
Use of our motor drivers with cheap AC adapters is not recommended. Use a battery or at least put a battery in parallel with a DC supply.
- 12A continuous, 25A peak per channe
- Up to 24V in
- 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
- 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
- Sabertooth 2x12.doc (2.9mb)
- Sabertooth 2x12.pdf (1.3mb)
- Quick start guide.doc
- Quick start guide.pdf
- Sabertooth DIP Switch Wizard
- Motor driver efficiency comparison
- Sample RPM versus throttle graph DEScribe Manual