Sabertooth dual 5A motor driver for R/C
||18g / 0.6oz
Sabertooth 2X5 R/C is a dual motor driver specifically
optimized for use in radio controlled vehicles. It is suitable
for small robots, cars and boats, and especially well suited
for the Antweight and Beetleweight classes of fighting robots.
Out of the box, it can supply two DC brushed motors with up to
5A each. Peak currents of 10A 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.
This R/C version comes with an invert channel and options for
exponential control, autocalibration and built-in mixing. The operating
mode is set with the onboard DIP switches so there are no jumpers to
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 vehicle 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 more power? Take a look at
Sabertooth 2X12 R/C.