Brushed DC Motor Controllers

Brushed DC motors are the most common and least expensive motor types. Choose from five product families and several product references of single, dual or triple channel motor controllers for brushed DC motors, ranging from 20A to 500A per channel: just match the voltage and current rating using our Product Tables below, or the Product Finder.

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 SDC21xx Family
Singe & Dual Channel
Low Power / Compact

 MDCXXXX Family
Single and Dual Channel
Mid-Power

 FDC3XXX Family
Tripple Channel
Mid-Power

 HDC/XDCXXXX Family
Single & Dual Channel
High Power / Air Cooled

 RGDC1XXX Family
Single & Dual Channel
Very High Power

 

 

Helping Make Your Robot Mobile...

Mobile Robots need two motors to move and steer, and only Roboteq can make this work with a single controller. Compared to the traditional One Motor/One Controller approach, the Dual Channel is simpler, cheaper, easier to integrate and maintain.

Motors are coordinated within the controllers, resulting in superior and safer drive characteristics.

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...or Make it Omnidirectional

 

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Two controllers can even team up to drive 4 motors with Mecanum wheels to move Omnidirectional Robots. We can show you how!

 

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Watch the Mecanum Demo Video

 

 

 

Part of Roboteq's Integrated Solution for AGV’s

Add Roboteq’s Magnetic Guide Sensor and you have a fully functional, line following Automatic Guided Vehicle with just two components.

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Make it even better with our Battery Management System for Lithium Batteries, add our Robot IO eXtender Module (RIOX) with IMU for extra stability. Use matching motor/wheel assemblies from our Validated Motor Partners. Download Magnetic Navigation Software and get free, Expert Support from Roboteq to make it all work for you!

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Watch the AGV Demo Video

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Interface with Anything

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Our controllers can be operated from practically anything. From simple push buttons, to Joysticks, Radios, PLCs, or Computers, Roboteq can interface with it. A generous number of Pulse/Analog/Digital Inputs are available for limit switches, potentiometers, encoders, buttons or sensors. Digital Outputs are provided for brakes, lights, or solenoids. Need more IO? Use our RIOX IO eXtender via CANbus and know no limits!

 

 

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These are some of the keywords all our controllers understand thanks to their built-in MicroBasic programming language. Think of it as having a PLC built right into the controller, at no extra charge. This Roboteq exclusive feature will let you tailor the controller to match your most exotic requirements. 

readmore  Learn About MicroBasic Scripting

Watch the MicroBasic Video

 

 

Yes, We CAN!

All our controllers have a 1Mbit CANbus interface. Using a simple wire pair, you can make two or more controllers work together, connect to Joysticks, PLCs, Battery Management Systems, or any other smart sensor. And thanks to four different available CAN protocols, you can be sure that they will be able to understand each other.

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So Many Operating Modes, So Little Time

stowatch150px  Go to and maintain the speed you need, at the acceleration you want. Move forward or reverse with controlled torque. Stop exactly where you need. Consume or regenerate energy. With a fast 1ms Loop Update rate, five main Operating Modes and numerous configurable settings, our controllers will make your motor run as accurately, smoothly and responsively as required by your application.

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View All Modes

 

 

Connect Your PC and ...

No need for special programming tools. Download our Free Roborun+ PC Utility and start exploring the possibilities.

 

Always Ready for the Unexpected

 

Much of the functionality of Roboteq's controllers is never used. However, that unused functionality is there because we all know that eventually “what can go wrong, will go wrong”. From excessive amps to over/under voltage, short-circuits to feedback breakdown, the unexpected is no match for Roboteq's family of Motor Controllers! 

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Never Loses its Cool

High power at low voltage means high current. High current means heat. And excessive heat means trouble! Ultra-high efficiency MOSFET field-effect transistors, high current terminals & wiring, and innovative cooling techniques are just some of the technologies Roboteq utilizes to make our controllers among the coolest running for their size.

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Field & Battle Proven Quality

Roboteq controllers have demonstrated durability through rigorous factory life tests and years of operation inside thousands of user applications. However, nothing illustrates our product's toughness quite like this badly bruised unit. It was subjected to absolute brutality while surviving 200+ battlebot fights, during which the robot was regularly hammered, rammed into, and thrown up to 3m in the air!

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Guaranteed Success and Satisfaction

Our controllers are among the most sophisticated around, but also the easiest to use thanks to detailed documentation, software tools and application examples. But should you run into difficulties, you can rest assured that you will get timely and accurate answers from out highly skilled Support team. After all, we can only succeed if you succeed!

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BEST Product

I've worked with a lot of motor controllers and I have to say that so far these are the BEST I've worked with. Great job on the design and the software.

T.K. - USA

 

Best Documentation

I've been in product development and engineering for quite a few years and I feel this is the best manual I've seen in that time. It's complete, relevant and explanatory. Well done!

B. V. - Netherlands

 

 

 

Orderable Products

 

Select by Product FamilySelect by Number of Channels

SDC21xx Family

sdc21xx case Low Power Single or Dual Channel, Brushed DC Motor Controllers. Advanced Roboteq Core Technology, multiple Connectivity options and Scripting support. Up to 2 x 20A or 1 x 40A. Several voltage options up to 60V. Conduction cooling plate with ABS Plastic cover. Targeted at robotics, machine control and automation.

Model Ch Amps/Ch Volts Dig In Ana In Pulse In Dig Out Enc Info
SDC2160S 1 40 60 6 4 5 2 Yes
SDC2130 2 20 30 6 4 5 2 Yes
SDC2160 2 20 60 6 4 5 2 Yes
SDC3260 3 20 60 10 8 8 4 Yes
SDC2130S 1 40 30 6 4 5 2 Yes

MDCxxxx Family

pfolder mdc2250 coverMedium Power Single or Dual Channel, Brushed DC Motor Controllers. Advanced Roboteq Core Technology,  multiple Connectivity options and Scripting  support. 2 x 60A or 1 x 120A. Several voltage options up to 60V. Conduction cooling plate with ABS Plastic cover. Targeted at robotics, machine control and automation.

Model Ch Amps/Ch Volts Dig In Ana In Pulse In Dig Out Enc Info
MDC2460 2 60 60 6 4 5 2 Yes
MDC1460 1 120 60 6 4 5 2 Yes

FDC32xx Family

fdc3260 cover medMedium Power Triple Channel, Brushed DC Motor Controllers. Advanced Roboteq Core Technology, multiple Connectivity options and Scripting support. Up to 3 x 60A. Conduction cooling plate with ABS Plastic cover. Targeted at motion simulators, underwater robots and industrial automation.

Model Ch Amps/Ch Volts Dig In Ana In Pulse In Dig Out Enc Info
FDC3260 3 60 60 10 8 6 4 Yes

HDC/XDC24xx Family

pfolder hdc2450High Power Dual Channel, Brushed DC Motor Controllers. Advanced Roboteq Core Technology,  multipleConnectivity options and Scripting support. Up to 2 x 150A and several voltage options up to 96V. Available in single channel configuration up to 300A. Built in extruded aluminum case. Targetted at high power mobile robots and small electric vehicles.

Model Ch Amps/Ch Volts Dig In Ana In Pulse In Dig Out Enc Info
HDC2460S 1 300 60 19 11 4 8 Yes
XDC2460 2 150 60 6 6 4 2 Yes
HDC2496S 1 200 96 19 11 4 8 Yes
HDC2460 2 150 60 19 11 4 8 Yes
HDC2496 2 100 96 19 11 4 8 Yes
XDC2460S 1 300 60 6 6 4 2 Yes

RGDC1xxx Family

rgdc18xxVery High Power Single Channel, Feature Packed Brushed DC Motor Controllers. Advanced 32-bit technology, multiple connectivity options and scripting support. Up to 300A. Several voltage options up to 100V. Heavy conduction cooling plate with ABS Plastic cover. Targeted at electric vehicles, personnel carriers, golf cars, materials handling equipment, electric boats, automated guided vehicles, agricultural robots and other high power applications.

Model Ch Amps/Ch Volts Dig In Ana In Pulse In Dig Out Enc Info
RGDC1860 1 300 60 10 8 8 6 Yes
RGDC1896 1 300 96 10 8 8 6 Yes

Three Channel Controllers

Model Amps/Ch Volts Dig In Ana In Pulse In Dig OutEncStyle Info
FDC3260606010864Yesfdc3260-cover_med
SDC3260206010884Yessdc2360-cover-3-4_small

Dual Channel Controllers

Model Amps/Ch Volts Dig In Ana In Pulse In Dig OutEncStyle Info
XDC2460150606642YesHigh Power Brushed DC Motor Controller
HDC246015060191148YesHigh Power Brushed DC Motor Controller
HDC249610096191148YesHigh Power Brushed DC Motor Controller
MDC246060606452YesMedium Power Brushed DC Motor Controller
SDC213020306452YesBrushed DC Motor Controller
SDC216020606452YesBrushed DC Motor Controller

Single Channel Controllers

Model Amps/Ch Volts Dig In Ana In Pulse In Dig OutEncStyle Info
XDC2460S300606642YesHigh Power Brushed DC Motor Controller
HDC2460S30060191148YesHigh Power Brushed DC Motor Controller
RGDC18603006010886YesBrushed DC Motor Controller
RGDC18963009610886YesBrushed DC Motor Controller
HDC2496S20096191148YesHigh Power Brushed DC Motor Controller
MDC1460120606452YesMedium Power Brushed DC Motor Controller
SDC2130S40306452YesBrushed DC Motor Controller
SDC2160S40606452YesBrushed DC Motor Controller
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