I’ve purchased a pair (they can be returned) of Dimension Engineering, SyRen 50s. At first glance they appear like they might work with the Tronic’s 1.6 motion controller. It has DIP switch and can handle Serial, in both a packet mode and a simplified mode. The question is which would I use, or are these things not compatible with my motion contoller amc 1.6?
The SyRen motor driver is one of the most versatile, efficient and easy to use motor drivers on the market.
Out of the box, the SyRen 50 can supply a single DC brushed motor with up to 50A continuously. Peak currents of 100A are achievable for a few seconds.
Overcurrent and thermal protection means you'll never have to worry about killing the driver with accidental stalls or by hooking up too big a motor.
With just one SyRen driver you can control a motor with: analog voltage, radio control, serial and packetized serial. You can build many different robots of increasing complexity for years to come with a SyRen.
The operating mode is set with the onboard DIP switches so there are no jumpers to lose. The SyRen features screw terminal connectors - making it possible for you to build a robot without even soldering.
SyRen is the first synchronous regenerative motor driver in its class. The regenerative topology means that your batteries get recharged whenever you command your robot to slow down or reverse. SyRen also allows you to make very fast stops and reverses - giving your robot a quick and nimble edge.
SyRen has a built in 5V BEC that can provide power to a microcontroller or R/C receiver. The lithium cutoff mode allows SyRen to operate safely with lithium ion and lithium polymer battery packs - the highest energy density batteries available.
SyRen's transistors are switched at ultrasonic speeds (32kHz), meaning no one will be able to hear your robot ninja army approaching.
Use of our motor drivers with cheap AC adapters is not recommended. Use a battery or at least put a battery in parallel with a DC supply.
Servo pigtails are available here.
Model: SyRen 50
Specifications: 50A continuous, 100A peak
6-30V nominal, 33.6V absolute maximum
Synchronous regenerative drive
Ultra-sonic switching frequency
Thermal and overcurrent protection
Lithium protection mode
Input modes: Analog, R/C, simplified serial, packetized serial
Size: 3.0” x 3.5” x 1.3”
76.5 x 89 x 33 mm
Applications: Combat robots up to 80lb
Normal and hobby robots up to 250lb
Differential drive robots
Electric vehicles, ride-on toys, scooters
Easy speed/direction control for pumps, conveyors, automation and any application that uses a brushed DC motor
Documentation: SyRen50.doc (3.3mb)
Quick start guide.doc
Quick start guide.pdf
SyRen DIP switch wizard
Motor driver efficiency comparison
Software: Arduino Libraries
.NET (C#, VB) Library
DEScribe PC Software
Application notes: Using a SyRen with an ATX (or similar) DC power supply
Controlling a SyRen with a BASIC Stamp II
Customer projects: Simple Serial Mode test using PICBASIC
Simple Serial Mode controlled with a pot using PICBASIC
I need a high degree of amp protection because of the initial start of the 24 volt wheelchair motor’ (40 amps).
I was using the Pololu high powerd motor driver 24volts 23 amp, and it worked until I got into a stall....then all hell broke loose!
I had multiple conversations with Charleen at support/dimenson engineering and been assured it can work. I've been working on this thing for a week all I get are jerks and angry sounds from the motor. Can anybody lend a hand?