Sabertooth 2X60 dual regenerative motor driver from Dimension Engineering drives two robot DC motors with a continuous current of 60A and peak of 120A. Features thermal protection and soft current limiting making it very hard to kill. This versatile driver communicates via serial, packetized serial, radio control PWM signals and analog voltage.
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The Sabertooth 2X60 is one of the most versatile, efficient and easy to use dual motor drivers on the market. It is suitable for high powered robots - up to 120lbs in combat or up to 1000lbs for general purpose robotics.
Out of the box, the Sabertooth can supply two DC brushed motors with up to 60A each. Peak currents of 120A per channel 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.
Sabertooth allows you to control two motors with: analog voltage, radio control, serial and packetized serial. You can build many different robots of increasing complexity for years to come with a Sabertooth. Sabertooth has independent and speed+direction operating modes, making it the ideal driver for differential drive (tank style) robots and more.
The operating mode is set with the onboard DIP switches so there are no jumpers to lose. Sabertooth features screw terminal connectors - making it possible for you to build a robot without even soldering.
Sabertooth 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. Sabertooth also allows you to make very fast stops and reverses - giving your robot a quick and nimble edge.
Sabertooth has a built in 5V 1A Switch-mode BEC that can supply power for your receiver or microcontroller, as well as 3-4 standard analog servos. The lithium cutoff mode allows Sabertooth to operate safely with lithium ion and lithium polymer battery packs - the highest energy density batteries available.
Sabertooth's transistors are switched at ultrasonic speeds (24kHz) for silent operation.
Sabertooth 2X60 uses 0.8 milliohm MOSFETs in its bridge.
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.
|60A continuous, 120A peak per channel
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” x 3.5” x 1.8”
76 x 89 x 46 mm
|Sabertooth 2x60.doc (3.8mb)
Sabertooth 2x60.pdf (1.8mb)
Quick start guide.doc
Quick start guide.pdf
Sabertooth DIP Switch Wizard
Motor driver efficiency comparison
Sample RPM versus throttle graph
|Combat robots up to 120lb
Normal and hobby robots up to 1000lb
Differential drive robots
Electric vehicles, ride-on toys, scooters
Easy speed/direction control for pumps, conveyors, automation and any application that uses two brushed DC motors
|Using a SyRen/Sabertooth with an ATX (or similar) DC power supply
Packetized mode with a PIC and Sabertooth
Using Sabertooth with Roborealm
Libraries for Arduino