RoboClaw 2x160A, 34VDC Motor Controller

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£525.60 £438.00

The RoboClaw 2x160A is an intelligent high power motor controller designed to control two brushed DC motors. Built to withstand high current at high voltages it supports a peak of 160 Amps per channel with an input voltage of up to 34VDC.

It can be controlled from USB, RC radio, PWM, TTL serial, analog and microcontrollers such as an Arduino or Raspberry Pi.

RoboClaw 2x160A, 34VDC Motor Controller RoboClaw 2x160A, 34VDC Motor Controller RoboClaw 2x160A, 34VDC Motor Controller
RoboClaw 2x160A, 34VDC Motor Controller

RoboClaw automatically supports 3.3V or 5V logic levels, travel limit switches, home switches, emergency stop switches, power supplies, braking systems and contactors. Power supplies can be used by enabling the built in voltage clamping control feature. A built-in switching mode BEC supplies 5VDC at up to 3 Amps for powering user devices.

Brushed DC motors can be controlled in open or closed loop using position or velocity control modes. RoboClaw features several built-in commands for controlling acceleration, deceleration, distance, speed, current sense, voltage limits and more. RC and analog control modes also include several user defined settings such as acceleration and decelerate speeds.

Dual quadrature encoders with up to 19.6 million pulses per second are supported and can be auto tuned using Ion Studio which is a free downloadable application. In addition, a wide range of sensor inputs including potentiometers and absolute encoders are supported. RoboClaw's closed loop functionality creates absolute control over speed, velocity and direction regardless of load changes.

RoboClaw incorporates several protection features including temperature, current, over voltage and under voltage limits. The protection features are self monitoring and protect RoboClaw from damage in any operating condition. Several user definable settings such as maximum current limit, maximum and minimum battery voltages are provided for more refined control.

RoboClaw's regenerative capabilities will charge a supply battery during slow down or breaking. It's advance circuitry can change direction during full throttle without damage! RoboClaw also incorporates a LiPo cutoff mode to prevent battery damage.

Motor Channels 2
Bridge Channels Yes
Peak Current per Channel 160A
Continuous Current per Channel 120A
Bridged Channels Peak Current 320A
Bridged Channel Continuous Current 240A
Max Voltage 34VDC
BEC 5 VDC @ 3 Amps
3.3V Safe Outputs Yes
5V Tolerant Inputs Yes
Quadrature Encoder Yes
Absolute Encoders Yes
Encoder Auto Tune Yes
Thermal Protection Yes
Current Sense Yes
User Selectable Peak Current Yes
Battery Protection Yes
Regenerative Braking Yes
Over Voltage Protection Yes
Under Voltage Protection Yes
Self Diagnostics Yes


Analog Yes
RS232 Yes
RC Pulse Yes
Position Control Mode Yes
Velocity Control Mode Yes
Motor Type Brushed DC


Dimensions L:205mm x W:126mm x H:49m
Weight 1927 grams
Enclosed Yes
Heat Sink Case Fins
Cooling Convection and Conduction
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