Sabertooth dual 10A motor driver
The Sabertooth 2X10 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 10A each. Peak currents of 15A are achievable for a
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
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.
Need something a little more simple? Take a look at Sabertooth 2X10 R/C.
Up to 18V in: 10A continuous, 15A peak per channel
24V in: 8A continuous, 10A continuous with additional heatsinking/airflow, 15A 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
Sabertooth 2x10.doc (2.8mb)
Sabertooth 2x10.pdf (1.8mb)
Quick start guide.doc
Quick start guide.pdf
Sabertooth DIP Switch Wizard
Motor driver efficiency comparison
Sample RPM versus throttle graph
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
Using a SyRen/Sabertooth with an ATX (or similar) DC power supply
Packetized mode with a PIC and Sabertooth
Using Sabertooth with Roborealm
Beaverhausen's mobile robot
Aaqil's robot 1 2 3