Phidgets Releases New Brushless DC Motor Controller
New motor controller launches alongside thirteen new BLDC motors
By: Phidgets Inc.
The DCC1100 is Phidgets Inc.'s newest device: A brushless DC motor controller that connects to their ubiquitous VINT Hub. It is capable of full position and velocity control of a BLDC motor with up to 20A of current output. It has all of the safety features expected of Phidgets' motor controllers including an on-board temperature sensor, fuse, and input-to-output isolation. Along with the DCC1100, Phidgets now sells a variety of new BLDC motors, each with the appropriate connectors and ferrules attached so that connection to the DCC1100 is a breeze. Brushless motors have the distinct advantages of longer lifespan and quieter operation compared to brushed DC and stepper motors. Since position control is built-in, they don't need to have an encoder attached in order to keep track of velocity or position.
Phidgets Inc. is constantly creating devices to bring complex new technologies to its user base in a simple and straightforward package with support for all major programming languages in the form of software documentation and a robust API.