Hi, my DC motor looks like following:
24V, 5A working current, starting current 40A
So what current dimension model do I have to choose? What would you recommend?
I only want to control one motor.
Will that encoder RE-30-3 work with RoboClaw?
We typically recommend choosing a motor controller that has a continuous current rating equal to or greater than your motor’s stall current. For example, if the starting current you mentioned is the stall current, you might consider the RoboClaw 2x45A. If the stall current of your motor is higher than 45A, you could consider the RoboClaw 2x60A instead.
It looks like that encoder can output pulses as low as 2.4V. The RoboClaw is intended for use with 5V encoders; I am not sure what the minimum voltage is for the RoboClaw to detect the signal. You might contact the manufacturer, Ion Motion Control, to see if they can confirm if it will work.
Thank you, I will contact IMC
I take it that it will be no problem if I only controll one motor with roboclaw?
You can control the two motor channels on the RoboClaw controllers independently, so it is fine to control a single motor driven from one channel of the RoboClaw without using the other channel.