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PHIDGETS Inc.

Unit 1 - 6115 4 St SE
Calgary AB  T2H 2H9
Canada
+1 403 282-7335

PhidgetMotorControl HC

ID: 1064_1

Control up to two DC motors with this controller. Monitors surges and overheating in the API and connects to a USB port.

$120.00

Quantity Available: 513

Qty Price
5 $114.00
10 $108.00
25 $96.00
50 $84.00
100 $78.00
250 $72.00
500 $66.00
1000 $60.00

The PhidgetMotorControl HC allows you to control the angular velocity and acceleration of up to two high-current DC motors.

The 1064:

  • Provides bi-directional control to 2 DC motors
  • Requires external 6 to 15VDC Power Supply
  • USB port is isolated from the motor control outputs
  • Over voltage, over temperature, over current conditions are fed back to the API on the PC

Many variations of brushed DC motors exist: permanent magnet motors, electromagnet motors, coreless motors, linear motors... the PhidgetMotorController can be used with any of these.

Comes packaged with

Product Specifications

Controller Properties
API Object Name MotorControl
Motor Type DC Motor
Number of Motor Ports 2
Velocity Resolution 0.79 % Duty Cycle
Acceleration Resolution 1.9 % Duty Cycle/s
Acceleration Min 1.9 % Duty Cycle/s
Acceleration Max 1940 % Duty Cycle/s
Acceleration Time Min 52 ms
Acceleration Time Max 105 s
PWM Frequency Max 20 kHz
Board Properties
Controlled By USB
API Object Name DCMotor
Electrical Properties
Supply Voltage Min 6 V DC
Supply Voltage Max 15 V DC
Continuous Motor Current Max (per motor) 14 A
Surge Current Max (per motor) 32 A
Overcurrent Trigger (combined) 50 A
Current Consumption Max 100 mA
Current Consumption Min 15 mA
USB Speed Full Speed
Physical Properties
Recommended Wire Size 10 - 26 AWG
Operating Temperature Min 0 °C
Operating Temperature Max 70 °C

Software Objects

Channel NameAPIChannel
DC Motor Controller DCMotor 0 - 1
DC Motor Current Sensor CurrentInput 0 - 1

API


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Documents

Library & Driver Downloads

Code Samples

APILanguageOS
DCMotor C Multiple Download
DCMotor C# Windows Download
DCMotor Java Multiple Download
DCMotor JavaScript Any Download
DCMotor Objective-C macOS Download
DCMotor Python Multiple Download
DCMotor Visual Basic .NET Windows Download
CurrentInput C Multiple Download
CurrentInput C# Windows Download
CurrentInput Java Multiple Download
CurrentInput JavaScript Any Download
CurrentInput Objective-C macOS Download
CurrentInput Python Multiple Download
CurrentInput Visual Basic .NET Windows Download

Projects

Product History

Date Board Revision Device Version Comment
October 20070100Product Release
May 2009 0A101Improved PWM Opto-isolators
May 2009 0A102Fixed acceleration bug
July 2011 1102Switch to Mini-USB connector

Getting Started

Welcome to the 1064 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:


Next, you will need to connect the pieces:

1064 1 Connecting The Hardware.jpg
  1. Connect the motor to one of the PhidgetMotorControl's outputs.
  2. Connect the power supply to the terminal block on the board.
  3. Connec the Phidget to your computer using the USB cable.


Now that you have everything together, let's start using the 1064!

Using the 1064

Phidget Control Panel

In order to demonstrate the functionality of the 1064, 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. If you would like to follow along, first 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 1064.

First Look

After plugging the 1064 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this:

1064 Panel.jpg


The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:

  • Serial number: allows you to differentiate between similar Phidgets.
  • Channel: allows you to differentiate between similar objects on a Phidget.
  • Version number: corresponds to the firmware version your Phidget is running. If your Phidget is listed in red, your firmware is out of date. Update the firmware by double-clicking the entry.


The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.

DC Motor

Double-click on the DC Motor object, labelled DC Motor Controller, in order to run the example:

1064 DCMotor Example.jpg


General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality:

  • Toggle the BackEMF Sensing checkbox to enable/disable back-EMF sensing on the 1064.
  • Drag the Target Velocity slider from -1 (full reverse) to 1 (full forward) to make the motor move.
  • Manipulate the Acceleration slider to increase/decrease the amount of time it takes the DC Motor to reach a target velocity.


Current Input

Double-click on the Current Input object , labelled DC Motor Current Sensor, in order to run the example:

1064 CurrentInput Example.jpg


General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality:

  • Modify the change trigger and/or data interval value by dragging the sliders. For more information on these settings, see the data interval/change trigger page.

Technical Details

For more information about DC motors and how to control them, check the DC Motor and Controller Primer.

What to do Next

  • Software Overview - Find your preferred programming language here to learn how to write your own code with Phidgets!
  • General Phidget Programming - Read this general guide to the various aspects of programming with Phidgets. Learn how to log data into a spreadsheet, use Phidgets over the network, and much more.
  • Phidget22 API - The API is a universal library of all functions and definitions for programming with Phidgets. Just select your language and device and it'll give you a complete list of all properties, methods, events, and enumerations that are at your disposal.

Enclosure

We do not carry enclosures for the 1064_1, because motor controllers are prone to overheating when kept in enclosed spaces for extended periods of time with no airflow.

DC Motors

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
3260_0 $15.00 73 RPM 6.1 kg·cm 6 mm 284 g 50 : 1 Spur
3261_0 $18.00 1080 RPM 240 g·cm 6 mm 144 g 3 1217 : 1 Planetary
3262_0 $18.00 285 RPM 900 g·cm 6 mm 170 g 13 212289 : 1 Planetary
3263_1 $20.50 78 RPM 3.1 kg·cm 6 mm 193 g 50 801895 : 1 Planetary
3264_1 $20.50 28 RPM 8.5 kg·cm 6 mm 192 g 139 1841221 : 1 Planetary
3265_0 $38.00 670 RPM 540 g·cm 8 mm 416 g 3 1217 : 1 Planetary
3266_0 $42.00 175 RPM 1.9 kg·cm 8 mm 464 g 13 212289 : 1 Planetary
3267_0 $43.00 49 RPM 6.6 kg·cm 8 mm 526 g 50 801895 : 1 Planetary
3268_1 $43.00 18 RPM 17.3 kg·cm 8 mm 526 g 139 1841221 : 1 Planetary
3269_2 $69.00 588 RPM 5.1 kg·cm 12 mm 1.3 kg 4 14 : 1 Planetary
3270_1 $66.00 192 RPM 14.3 kg·cm 12 mm 1.5 kg 12 2425 : 1 Planetary
3271_1 $66.00 139 RPM 20.4 kg·cm 12 mm 1.5 kg 18 116 : 1 Planetary
3272_1 $72.00 53 RPM 51 kg·cm 12 mm 1.7 kg 46 82125 : 1 Planetary
3273_1 $72.00 33 RPM 82.6 kg·cm 12 mm 1.7 kg 76 4964 : 1 Planetary
3274_1 $76.00 15 RPM 173 kg·cm 12 mm 2 kg 167 601625 : 1 Planetary

DC Motors with Encoders

These DC motors all have encoders attached to the rear shaft, allowing for closed-loop position control of your motor. In addition to the 1064 that drives the motor, you'll also need an encoder interface to read the encoder. If you're using an encoder, you may want to visit the "Other Controllers" tab and select a motor controller that has an encoder input built-in instead of the 1064.

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
3254E_0 $40.00 230 RPM 200 g·cm 6 mm 131 g 10 : 1 Spur
3255E_0 $40.00 127 RPM 310 g·cm 6 mm 136 g 18 : 1 Spur
3256E_0 $41.00 46 RPM 820 g·cm 6 mm 140 g 50 : 1 Spur
3261E_0 $48.00 1080 RPM 240 g·cm 6 mm 147 g 3 1217 : 1 Planetary
3262E_0 $48.00 285 RPM 900 g·cm 6 mm 174 g 13 212289 : 1 Planetary
3263E_1 $50.50 78 RPM 3.1 kg·cm 6 mm 193 g 50 801895 : 1 Planetary
3264E_1 $50.50 28 RPM 8.5 kg·cm 6 mm 195 g 139 1841221 : 1 Planetary
3265E_0 $68.00 670 RPM 540 g·cm 8 mm 419 g 3 1217 : 1 Planetary
3266E_0 $72.00 175 RPM 1.9 kg·cm 8 mm 467 g 13 212289 : 1 Planetary
3267E_0 $73.00 49 RPM 6.6 kg·cm 8 mm 529 g 50 801895 : 1 Planetary

DC Linear Actuators

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 by any Phidget with an analog input.

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
3548_0 $100.00 300 mm 10 mm/s 750 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

Power Supplies

This Phidget requires a power supply between 6 and 15V DC. We recommend that you use a 12V DC power supply for best results. The amount of current required depends on how much current you expect each servo to use. If you plan on running two motors at once, 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 Voltage Min Power Supply Voltage Max Power Supply Current Wall Plug Style
3022_0 $10.00 11.4 V DC 12.6 V DC 2 A Australian
3023_1 $10.00 11.4 V DC 12.6 V DC 2 A European
3024_1 $10.00 11.4 V DC 12.6 V DC 2 A North American
3025_0 $10.00 11.4 V DC 12.6 V DC 2 A British
3080_0 $25.00 11.4 V DC 12.6 V DC 5 A Australian
3081_0 $25.00 11.4 V DC 12.6 V DC 5 A European
3082_0 $25.00 11.4 V DC 12.6 V DC 5 A North American
3083_0 $25.00 11.4 V DC 12.6 V DC 5 A British
3084_0 $6.75 11.4 V DC 12.6 V DC 500 mA European
3085_0 $6.75 11.4 V DC 12.6 V DC 500 mA North American
3086_0 $10.00 22.8 V DC 25.2 V DC 1 A North American

USB Cables

Use a USB cable to connect this Phidget to your computer. We have a number of different lengths available, although the maximum length of a USB cable is 5 meters due to limitations in the timing protocol. For longer distances, we recommend that you use a Single Board Computer to control the Phidget remotely.

Product Physical Properties
Image Part Number Price Connector A Connector B Cable Length
3017_1 $3.00 USB Type A USB Mini-B 280 mm
3018_0 $5.00 USB Type A USB Mini-B 1.8 m
3020_0 $12.00 USB Type A USB Mini-B 4.5 m
3036_0 $3.50 USB Type A USB Mini-B 600 mm
3037_0 $4.00 USB Type A USB Mini-B 1.2 m

Have a look at our DC motor controllers:

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_1 $120.00 2 0.79 % Duty Cycle 1.9 % Duty Cycle/s (per motor) 14 A USB
1065_0 $80.00 1 0.39 % Duty Cycle 24.5 % Duty Cycle/s 5 A USB
DCC1000_0 $75.00 1 0.001 % Duty Cycle 1 % Duty Cycle/s 25 A VINT