Products for USB Sensing and Control
1066_1 - PhidgetAdvancedServo 1-Motor
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Qty: 818

Product Features

Control one RC servo motor or actuator with this controller board. Powered solely by your computer via USB.
Product Description

The PhidgetAdvancedServo 1-Motor allows you to control the position, velocity, and acceleration of one RC servo motor. The 1066 is powered solely by the USB cable – no additional power source is required.

The 1066 has a high resolution of 125 steps per degree; it measures the power consumption of the servo, and powers servo motors of up to 450mA.

The AdvancedServo connects directly to a computer’s USB port.

Product Specifications

Servo Controller

API Object NameAdvancedServo
Number of Motor Ports1
Pulse Width Min83.3 ns
Pulse Width Max2.7 ms
Pulse Width Resolution83.3 ns
Pulse Code Period Max25 ms
Measurement Current Min30 mA
Measurement Current Max500 mA
Measurement Current Error10 %

Electrical Properties

Current Consumption Min30 mA
Current Consumption Max500 mA
USB Voltage Min4.8 V DC
USB Voltage Max5.3 V DC
Continuous Motor Current Max450 mA
Output Impedance (Motor)200 Ω
USB SpeedFull Speed

Physical Properties

Object Temperature Min0 °C
Object Temperature Max70 °C

Comes packaged with

Previous Versions of the 1066


You can protect your board by purchasing the 3816 - Acrylic Enclosure for the 1066_1.



*When you download the sample code, look in the "AdvancedServoExamples" folder, not the "ServoExamples" folder.

Each servo motor behaves slightly differently. The Phidgets API provides calibration parameters for a number of different models of servo motors; however these values are generic with respect to the model and not specific to each individual unit. It is possible to generate your own values through some manual calibration in the event that your application requires very accurate control or if you are using a servo for which default values are not provided. Read the following manual to find out how to do it.

Servo Motors

If you need some motors, we do carry a good variety of servo motors with different amount of torque, different material for the gear trains and different amount of travel; we also offer continuous rotation servos.