Sabertooth dual 60A motor driver
The Sabertooth 2X60 is one of the most versatile, efficient and easy
to use dual motor drivers on the market. It is suitable for
high powered robots - up to 120lbs in combat or up to 1000lbs for
general purpose robotics.
Out of the box, the Sabertooth can supply two DC brushed motors
with up to 60A each. Peak currents of 120A per channel 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.
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 1A Switch-mode BEC that can supply power for your
receiver or microcontroller, as well as 3-4 standard analog servos. 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 (24kHz) for
Sabertooth 2X60 uses 0.8 milliohm MOSFETs in its bridge.
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.
60A continuous, 120A peak per channel|
6-30V nominal, 33.6V absolute maximum
Synchronous regenerative drive
Ultra-sonic switching frequency
Thermal and overcurrent protection
Lithium protection mode
Input modes: Analog, R/C, simplified serial, packetized serial
Size: 3” x 3.5” x 1.8”
76 x 89 x 46 mm
Sabertooth 2x60.doc (3.8mb)|
Sabertooth 2x60.pdf (1.8mb)
Quick start guide.doc
Quick start guide.pdf
Sabertooth DIP Switch Wizard
Motor driver efficiency comparison
Sample RPM versus throttle graph
.NET (C#, VB) Library
DEScribe PC Software
Combat robots up to 120lb|
Normal and hobby robots up to 1000lb
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
Libraries for Arduino
Brad Hedges's C Sabertooth driver|
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