The HS-785HB winch servo with it's large drum wheel has 8 revolutions of travel. With its dual ball bearing supported output shaft the HS-785HB will provide years of reliable service when used in RC applications.
RC servos are hobbyist remote control servos typically used in radio-controlled models, where they provide actuation for various mechanical systems such as the steering of a car, the flaps on a plane, or the rudder of a boat. These servos are not industrial grade and are not recommended for continuous heavy use.
When testing the winch servo we found out that the motor will go into continuous rotation mode when provided with a target position outside its documented range. Target Positions between 2670 and 2730µs will produce clockwise rotation in increasing velocity and positions between 550 to 350µs will product counter-clockwise rotation in increasing velocity.
Set Phidget_ServoType to PHIDGET_SERVO_RAW_us_MODE to be able to command the Target Position in µs instead of degrees.
This servo motor needs to be connected to a servo controller board. If you're looking for higher torque, you should select a servo controller with an external power jack so it doesn't have to rely solely on USB power, which is limited. You can plug this servo directly to any of the boards in the list below by matching the color of the wire with the label on the board. Note that some servos have a white data wire and others have a yellow one- in both cases this wire corresponds to the "W" pin on the servo controllers.
|Motor Type||Limited Rotation Servo|
|Range of Rotation||Approx. 2700°|
|Maximum Speed at Rated Voltage||225°/s|
|Rated Torque||11 kg·cm|
|Gear Train Material||4 Metal, 2 Plastic|
|Bearing Type||Dual Ball Bearing|
|Motor Length||50 mm|
|Motor Width||59 mm|
|Motor Depth||29 mm|
|Wire Length||300 mm|
|Rated Voltage||5 V DC|
|Rated Current (on 1061 controller)||80 mA|
|Rated Current (on 1066 controller)||70 mA|
|Stall Current (on 1061 controller)||1.3 A|
|Stall Current (on 1066 controller)||420 mA|
These product specifications are based on our own tests using the HS-785 motor with the Phidgets 1061 and 1066 motor controllers.
Errata: The manufacturer's data sheet gives 1.75 turns as the operating travel. The actual number of rotations is 7 to 8 as stated in the product specifications.
|Image||Part Number||Price||Motor Type||Range of Rotation||Rated Torque||Maximum Speed at Rated Voltage|
|3000_1||$12.00||Limited Rotation Servo||180°||3 kg·cm||286°/s|
|3200_0||$52.00||Limited Rotation Servo||180°||19.8 kg·cm||125°/s|
|3201_0||$57.75||Limited Rotation Servo||Approx. 2700°||11 kg·cm||225°/s|
|3202_0||$18.75||Continuous Rotation Servo||—||2.8 kg·cm||44 RPM|
|3203_0||$19.00||Limited Rotation Servo||180°||4.8 kg·cm||272°/s|
|3204_0||$40.50||Limited Rotation Servo||180°||7.7 kg·cm||300°/s|
|3205_1||$11.00||Limited Rotation Servo||175°||2.2 kg·cm||545°/s|
|3207_0||$12.50||Limited Rotation Servo||180°||2.4 kg·cm||375°/s|
|3209_0||$10.00||Limited Rotation Servo||180°||3.5 kg·cm||400°/s|
|3212_0||$18.00||Continuous Rotation Servo||—||12.2 kg·cm||50 RPM|