Sabertooth dual 5A motor driver
Sabertooth 2X5 is the motor driver of choice for small
differential-drive robots. It is ideal for smaller robots- up to 3lbs
in combat or 25 lbs for general purpose use. It is also a great choice
in any application where you need to control two brushed motors.
Out of the box, the Sabertooth can supply two DC brushed motors with up
to 5A each continuously. Peak currents of 10A are achievable for short
periods. Because Sabertooth 2x5 incorporates soft current limiting and
thermal protection, you need not 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
The operating mode is set with the onboard DIP switches so
there are no jumpers to lose or complicated programming sequences.
Sabertooth features screw terminal connectors - making it possible for
you to build a robot without having to solder.
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. In certain operating modes
Sabertooth can process up to 3000 speed commands per second.
Sabertooth has a built in 5V BEC that can provide power to a
microcontroller or R/C receiver. It also features a lithium cutoff mode
allowing 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.
Need something even easier to use in your radio controlled robot?
Take a look at Sabertooth 2X5 R/C.