Sabertooth dual 12A motor driver
This is the new version of the Sabertooth 2x10 motor controller. For information
regarding the old part, click here.
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.
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
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
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 2X12 R/C.