Hi all, I am currently doing a project to make a jumping robot leg with 2 motors, one at the knee and another at the hip. I have been searching around the web for appropriate drivers to control and power the motors.
The motor runs at 48VDC and requires momentary peak currents of 163A to achieve the motor’s rated peak torque. (AlliedMotion’s Megaflux MF0127020-A00)
I see that the ODrive is able to output 48V and 100A per motor. If I were to only use 1 ODrive for 1 motor will the peak current be higher?
I am also not sure about the 48VDC because I have 5V encoders to power as well, so does that mean I need a 53VDC driver?
Also other drivers in the market cost around USD$1k and up howcome this is so cheap? Are there any drawbacks? I just need a driver and controller to control the motor’s position, velocity and acceleration. I assume the other drivers have more functions then that and that’s why they are so expensive (e.g. the Double Gold Solo Twitter from ELMO)
Thanks in advance.