using four SDC2160S for mecanum support

4 years 15 hours ago #29532380 by prefetch
the SDC2160S handles 60 amps per controller (one channel per controller on the S, right?)

so if want to run 4 motors, each with a mecanum, can i use four SDC2160S and CAN bus them all together to operate a mecanum setup?

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4 years 2 hours ago #29532381 by blake
No this is not correct. The SDC2160S handles 60 VOLTS per controller and 40A peak/10A continuous for the current. If you need 60A then you will need to use one of our mid sized controllers like the MDC2460 .

But to answer your second question, yes you could connect four single channel controllers to a CAN network and control 4 motors. This would require just some small adjustments to our Mecanum Microbasic script. But again, the SDC2160S is not rated for 60A.

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4 years 2 hours ago #29532382 by prefetch
oops - yeah, i meant 40A, not volts.

okay, cool - so this would work with some microbasic tweaking. that's all i wanted to check.

thanks!!

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4 years 1 hour ago #29532383 by blake
Keep in mind that SDC2160S is rated for 40A peak, this means that it will safely run at 40A for approx 30 seconds. Any draw longer than 30 seconds is considered continuous current for which this controller is rated for 10A continuous.

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3 years 11 months ago #29532384 by prefetch
quick followup question. i'm not like a pro-electrical guy, but if it's rated at 40A max at 60v, that'd be about 2400 watts the the controller would have to handle.

if the voltage was cut in half to 30v, would that mean that the max amperage would be able to raised to 80A because the watts would still be 2400?

or is this not how this works...

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