Switched Reluctance motor


#1

Hi! Can anyone tell me if the ODrive is suitable to operate a Switched Reluctance motor. Thanks!


#2

It depends on how many phases your SRM is, they are usually 2 phase bipolar, which the ODrive could maybe handle in a not-so-optimal way with a fair bit of firmware modification.

If you are referring to synchronous reluctance motors, then I think the ODrive could be made to drive them with some small modification to the firmware.


#3

Hi thanks for your advice!

The motor is an experimental single phase stepper motor, 12 pole configuration running at 12 volts 30amps

I was hoping I could use a Raspberry Pi to generate the PWM signal in conjunction with the ODrive.

I think I will need an encoder and would appreciate your advice.

Thanks!

Sig


#4

Please tell me more about this single phase stepper. I don’t think I’ve seen something like that.