For brushed DC motors. Can drive most existing tillerpilots and mechanical wheel pilots.
|Controller Current||15mA to 22mA|
|Motor Current||up to 8A||up to 6.5A|
|Black||Black||Blue||0v, GND||6, 9|
Note: wires colors will be one of 3 possibilities depending on the controller.
3 wires can be used for optional end stops. End stops prevent stalling the motor and stress to the drive.
Black - GND, 0v.
Yellow/Red - port/starboard stop switches, shorted to ground prevents further movement in that direction.
3 wires are used for optional rudder feedback.
Black - GND
Yellow - voltage angle, from GND to Vcc
Red - +5v
A potentiometer with 3 wires can be connected to these 3 wires. The potentiomter should range from 1k ohms to 100k ohms. Recommend 10k.
A potentiometer with only 2 wires can connect to yellow and black pins. A resistor should be added from red to yellow of 1k ohms.
A hall effect sensor with analog output can be connected to these 3 wires.
Optional 10k NTC (2 wires) for temperature of the electric motor.
This is generally not needed because most motors will not overheat unless stalled for prolonged periods. It can be used to prevent the motor from overheating and burning out.