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MicroBasic eases Fast Prototyping of Innovative Electric Push Scooter

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A Push Scooter is definitely a high volume consumer item requiring a dedicated motor controller and battery system. Before redesigning the controller and supporting electronics to fit it nicely into the scooter's base, an off the shelf Roboteq MBL1660 single channel motor controller was used to test and validate some innovative ideas. Unlike all other electrical push scooters, this one does not ha...
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Understanding Regeneration

regenMotors become generators when forced to turn while no or reduced power is applied. This phenomenon brings interesting benefits in terms of energy efficiency but it also introduces challenges in system design. Understanding the physics and implications of regeneration is critical in many applications.

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The Truth about Amps Rating

truth about amps rating in motor controllersMax Amps is one of the most important criteria when selecting a motor controller. Different vendors use different approaches when rating their products making comparison difficult. Here is how you can sort things out.

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Controlled Regenerative Braking using Real Time Speed Sensing

electric scooter built with roboteq dc motor controllerOne of the most interesting features of electric motors when used in drive train application is that they can also behave as generators, and thus recharge the vehicle's battery while braking. Roboteq's motor controllers can easily be programmed to take advantage of this characteristic in a controlled manner.

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RoboCAN: a Simple Meshed Network

RoboCAN: a Simple Meshed Network
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RoboCAN is a Roboteq proprietary meshed networking scheme allowing multiple Roboteq motor controllers to operate together as a single system. This protocol is extremely simple and lean, yet practically limitless in its abilities. It is the preferred protocol to use by user who just wish to make multiple controllers work together with the minimal effort. In RoboCAN, every controller can send comman...
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