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The DCC1003 gives you complete control of two DC motors of up to 4 amps each from one of the ports on your VINT hub. You can control motor velocity, acceleration and braking strength using commands from your software. The compact and enclosed form factor of the DCC1003 makes it easy for this Phidget to fit in smaller projects while still controlling motors with current ratings of up to 4 amps. See the Connection & Compatibility tab for a list of devices with VINT ports that can connect to this Phidget.
A built in heatsink on this controller prevents it from overheating during operation.
The VINT port on this device is isolated from the rest of the board, greatly improving reliability and eliminating ground loops. Your VINT Hub and computer will also be safe in the event of a current spike coming back from the motor.
The power terminals on this device are polarity protected: if you happen to hook up the power supply backwards, the device simply won't power up and won't be damaged. There is also a fuse included on-board to protect the controller in an over-current event.
This Phidget is a smart device that must be controlled by a VINT Hub. For more information about VINT, have a look at the VINT Primer. You can use a Phidget Cable to simply and easily connect the two devices. Here's a list of all of the different VINT Hubs currently available:
|Image||Part Number||Price||Number of VINT Ports||Controlled By|
|HUB5000_0||$60.00||6||Local Network (Ethernet or Wi-Fi)|
Use a Phidget cable to connect this device to the hub. You can solder multiple cables together in order to make even longer Phidget cables, but you should be aware of the effects of having long wires in your system.
|Image||Part Number||Price||Cable Length|
Using motor controllers with large motors can pose a risk for your power supply. If your supply does not have protective features built-in, you can use a Power Guard Phidget to prevent damage from power spikes from back EMF that is generated when motors brake or change direction. We recommend that you use the SAF2000 for any motor with a current rating between 1 and 5 amperes, and the SAF1000 for motors above 5A.
We offer a wide variety of DC motors that can be used with this Phidget. Motors with higher gearbox ratios will have higher torque at the cost of lower speed. If you want a motor that has an encoder attached to it, skip ahead to the next table.
|Product||Motor Properties||Physical Properties||Gearbox Specifications|
|Image||Part Number||Price||Maximum Speed at Rated Voltage||Rated Torque||Shaft Diameter||Weight||Gear Ratio||Gearbox Type|
|3254_0||$10.00||230 RPM||200 g·cm||6 mm||128 g||10 : 1||Spur|
|3255_0||$10.00||127 RPM||310 g·cm||6 mm||133 g||18 : 1||Spur|
|3256_0||$11.00||46 RPM||820 g·cm||6 mm||137 g||50 : 1||Spur|
|3257_0||$11.00||23 RPM||1.6 kg·cm||6 mm||136 g||100 : 1||Spur|
|3261_0||$18.00||1080 RPM||240 g·cm||6 mm||144 g||3 12⁄17 : 1||Planetary|
|3262_1||$18.00||285 RPM||900 g·cm||6 mm||170 g||13 212⁄289 : 1||Planetary|
|3263_1||$20.50||78 RPM||3.1 kg·cm||6 mm||193 g||50 801⁄895 : 1||Planetary|
|3264_1||$20.50||28 RPM||8.5 kg·cm||6 mm||192 g||139 184⁄1221 : 1||Planetary|
|3265_0||$38.00||670 RPM||540 g·cm||8 mm||416 g||3 12⁄17 : 1||Planetary|
|3266_0||$42.00||175 RPM||1.9 kg·cm||8 mm||464 g||13 212⁄289 : 1||Planetary|
|3266_1||$42.00||175 RPM||1.9 kg·cm||8 mm||464 g||13 212⁄289 : 1||Planetary|
|3267_0||$43.00||49 RPM||6.6 kg·cm||8 mm||526 g||50 801⁄895 : 1||Planetary|
|3267_1||$43.00||49 RPM||6.6 kg·cm||8 mm||526 g||50 801⁄895 : 1||Planetary|
|3268_1||$43.00||18 RPM||17.3 kg·cm||8 mm||526 g||139 184/1221 : 1||Planetary|
|3269_3||$69.00||588 RPM||5.1 kg·cm||12 mm||1.3 kg||4 1⁄4 : 1||Planetary|
|3270_1||$66.00||192 RPM||14.3 kg·cm||12 mm||1.5 kg||12 24⁄25 : 1||Planetary|
|3272_2||$72.00||53 RPM||51 kg·cm||12 mm||1.7 kg||46 82⁄125 : 1||Planetary|
|3273_2||$72.00||33 RPM||82.6 kg·cm||12 mm||1.7 kg||76 49⁄64 : 1||Planetary|
|3274_2||$76.00||15 RPM||173 kg·cm||12 mm||2 kg||167 601⁄625 : 1||Planetary|
|DCM4000_0||$40.00||3280 RPM||2.5 kg·cm||8 mm||1.4 kg||—||—|
|DCM4001_0||$80.00||772 RPM||10.6 kg·cm||12 mm||1.9 kg||4.25:1||Planetary|
|DCM4002_0||$82.00||182 RPM||45 kg·cm||12 mm||2.1 kg||18:1||Planetary|
|DCM4003_0||$84.00||50 RPM||162.5 kg·cm||12 mm||2.2 kg||65:1||Planetary|
|DCM4004_0||$50.00||3000 RPM||4.4 kg·cm||10 mm||2.7 kg||—||—|
|DCM4005_0||$60.00||3563 RPM||6.1 kg·cm||10 mm||3.3 kg||—||—|
Linear actuators are simply DC motors that are hooked up to a linear screw which causes the shaft to move laterally instead of rotating. Unlike a rotary DC motor, linear actuators have a minimum and maximum position at which the shaft cannot contract or extend any further. On its own, the motor would not be smart enough to stop before attempting to push beyond these limits, possibly damaging the motor. That's why each linear actuator also has a built-in feedback potentiometer so you can monitor the position of the shaft and prevent the actuator from stalling out at its limits. The potentiometer can be read using one of the ports on your VINT Hub in VoltageRatioInput mode.
|Product||Motor Properties||Electrical Properties||Physical Properties|
|Image||Part Number||Price||Stroke Length||Maximum Speed||Peak Power Point||Peak Efficiency Point||Gear Ratio||Rated Voltage||Weight|
|3545_0||$100.00||150 mm||24 mm/s||350 N||—||—||24 V DC||995 g|
|3546_0||$100.00||150 mm||10 mm/s||750 N||—||—||24 V DC||1 kg|
|3547_0||$100.00||300 mm||24 mm/s||350 N||—||—||24 V DC||1.2 kg|
|3570_0||$80.00||50 mm||32 mm/s||(@ 16 mm/s) 50 N||(@ 24 mm/s) 24 N||35:1||12 V DC||56 g|
|3571_0||$80.00||100 mm||32 mm/s||(@ 16 mm/s) 50 N||(@ 24 mm/s) 24 N||35:1||12 V DC||74 g|
|3572_0||$80.00||140 mm||32 mm/s||(@ 16 mm/s) 50 N||(@ 24 mm/s) 24 N||35:1||12 V DC||84 g|
|3573_0||$80.00||50 mm||20 mm/s||(@ 10 mm/s) 75 N||(@ 15 mm/s) 38 N||63:1||12 V DC||56 g|
|3574_0||$80.00||100 mm||20 mm/s||(@ 10 mm/s) 75 N||(@ 15 mm/s) 38 N||63:1||12 V DC||74 g|
|3575_0||$80.00||140 mm||20 mm/s||(@ 10 mm/s) 75 N||(@ 15 mm/s) 38 N||63:1||12 V DC||84 g|
|3576_0||$80.00||50 mm||8 mm/s||(@ 4 mm/s) 175 N||(@ 7 mm/s) 75 N||150:1||12 V DC||56 g|
|3577_0||$80.00||100 mm||8 mm/s||(@ 4 mm/s) 175 N||(@ 7 mm/s) 75 N||150:1||12 V DC||74 g|
|3578_0||$80.00||140 mm||8 mm/s||(@ 4 mm/s) 175 N||(@ 7 mm/s) 75 N||150:1||12 V DC||84 g|
This Phidget requires a power supply between 8 and 30V DC. We recommend that you use a 12V DC power supply for smaller motors and a 24V supply for larger motors. Check your motor's specifications if you're not sure. For best performance, you should get a 5 amp supply. Select the power supply from the list below that matches your region's wall socket type.
|Product||Electrical Properties||Physical Properties|
|Image||Part Number||Price||Power Supply Current||Output Voltage||Wall Plug Style|
|3022_0||$10.00||2 A||12 V||Australian|
|3023_1||$10.00||2 A||12 V||European|
|3024_1||$10.00||2 A||12 V||North American|
|3025_0||$10.00||2 A||12 V||British|
|3084_0||$1.50||500 mA||12 V||European|
|3085_0||$1.50||500 mA||12 V||North American|
|3086_0||$10.00||1 A||24 V||North American|
|PSU4013_0||$20.00||2.5 A||24 V||—|
|PSU4014_0||$40.00||5 A||24 V||—|
|PSU4015_0||$20.00||1 A||24 V||—|
|PSU4016_0||$40.00||15 A||24 V||—|
|PSU4017_0||$75.00||15 A||24 V||—|
|PSU4018_0||$20.00||5 A||12 V||—|
You can use a pigtail wire if you want to avoid removing the barrel jack connector from your supply's cord:
|Image||Part Number||Price||Connector A||Connector B||Cable Length||Cable Gauge|
|3031_0||$2.75||Power Jack 5.5 x 2.1mm (Female)||2 Loose Wires||250 mm||20 AWG|
Welcome to the DCC1003 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:
Next, you will need to connect the pieces:
Now that you have everything together, let's start using the DCC1003!
In order to demonstrate the functionality of the DCC1003, the Phidget Control Panel running on a Windows machine will be used.
The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines.
To open the Phidget Control Panel on Windows, find the icon in the taskbar. If it is not there, open up the start menu and search for Phidget Control Panel
To open the Phidget Control Panel on macOS, open Finder and navigate to the Phidget Control Panel in the Applications list. Double click on the icon to bring up the Phidget Control Panel.
For more information, take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system:
Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the DCC1003.
After plugging the DCC1003 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this:
The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:
The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.
Double-click on the DC Motor object, labelled 2x DC Motor Phidget, in order to run the example:
General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality:
Before you can access the device in your own code, and from our examples, you'll need to take note of the addressing parameters for your Phidget. These will indicate how the Phidget is physically connected to your application. For simplicity, these parameters can be found by clicking the button at the top of the Control Panel example for that Phidget.
In the Addressing Information window, the section above the line displays information you will need to connect to your Phidget from any application. In particular, note the Channel Class field as this will be the API you will need to use with your Phidget, and the type of example you should use to get started with it. The section below the line provides information about the network the Phidget is connected on if it is attached remotely. Keep track of these parameters moving forward, as you will need them once you start running our examples or your own code.
You are now ready to start writing your own code for the device. The best way to do that is to start from our Code Samples.
Select your programming language of choice from the drop-down list to get an example for your device. You can use the options provided to further customize the example to best suit your needs.
Once you have your example, you will need to follow the instructions on the page for your programming language to get it running. To find these instructions, select your programming language from the Programming Languages page.
The amount of power consumed by the DCC1003 depends on the motor voltage and current. The following graph shows how the power consumption varies with motor voltage at zero load:
For more information, have a look at the DC Motor and Controller Primer.
|Motor Type||DC Motor|
|Number of Motor Ports||2|
|Acceleration Min||0.1 % Duty Cycle/s|
|Acceleration Max||100 % Duty Cycle/s|
|PWM Frequency||25 kHz|
|Sampling Interval Min||100 ms/sample|
|Sampling Interval Max||60 s/sample|
|Acceleration Resolution||0.1 Duty Cycle/s|
|Velocity Resolution||0.001 Duty Cycle|
|Current Limit Resolution||5.6 mA|
|Acceleration Time Min||20 ms|
|Acceleration Time Max||20 s|
|Continuous Motor Current Max||(per motor) 4 A|
|Supply Voltage Min||8 V DC|
|Supply Voltage Max||30 V DC|
|Current Consumption (Unconfigured)||(VINT Port) 500 μA|
|Current Consumption Max||(VINT Port) 750 μA|
|Recommended Wire Size||16 - 26 AWG|
|Operating Temperature Min||-40 °C|
|Operating Temperature Max||85 °C|
|Date||Board Revision||Device Version||Comment|
|May 2019||0||102||Product Release|
|DC Motor Controller||DCMotor||0 - 1|
|Product||Controller Properties||Electrical Properties||Board Properties|
|Image||Part Number||Price||Number of Motor Ports||Velocity Resolution||Acceleration Resolution||Continuous Motor Current Max||Controlled By|
|1064_1B||$115.00||2||0.79 % Duty Cycle||1.9 % Duty Cycle/s||(per motor) 14 A||USB (Mini-USB)|
|1065_1B||$75.00||1||0.39 % Duty Cycle||24.5 % Duty Cycle/s||5 A||USB (Mini-USB)|
|DCC1000_0||$75.00||1||0.001 Duty Cycle||1 % Duty Cycle/s||25 A||VINT|
|DCC1002_0||$40.00||1||0.001 Duty Cycle||0.1 Duty Cycle/s||4 A||VINT|
|DCC1003_0||$60.00||2||0.001 Duty Cycle||0.1 Duty Cycle/s||(per motor) 4 A||VINT|