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Basic Troubleshooting for Motor Drivers Article rated 3.2/5.0
STATUS LED is not coming on. Make sure you have at least the minimum input voltage specified for the motor driver at the driver's B+/B- terminals. If minimum voltage is present, there may be a problem...
Do I need a fuse between the battery connection and the Sabertooth? Article rated 3.7/5.0
If this is more of a hobby project instead of an industrial product, most people do not use fuses. The Sabertooth has built-in current limiting. We prefer that you fuse the motors rather than the batt...
How do I disable R/C autocalibration without turning off the signal timeout on a Sabertooth? Article rated 3.1/5.0
While SyRen and R/C-model Sabertooth drivers have separate DIP switches for autocalibration and signal timeout, most Sabertooth drivers have a microcontroller mode DIP switch. This lets you choose bet...
Using 4 pole motors with Sabertooth/SyRen Article rated 3.0/5.0
4 pole motors are compatible with our motor drivers if installed properly. You will need a standard 60-100V, 3A diode for each motor. See attached wiring diagram.
What to do with regenerative current while driver is un-powered and the motors are spun. Article rated 3.5/5.0
Sometimes you will want to move your robot or vehicle while it is unpowered. The current generated when the motors spin could have the potential to harm the Sabertooth or SyRen motor driver. To allevi...
Kangaroo Tuning with Radio Control or Analog Joystick Article rated 3.0/5.0
These are the steps for "unlocking" Drive Mode to use the RC transmitter for tuning:   1- Press and hold the Kangaroo Autotune button to get to Mode 1 Teach Tune. The LED will flash one time to design...
Kangaroo Tuning Using DEscribe Software Article rated 2.9/5.0
To tune Kangaroo using DEscribe software: Go to the DEscribe "Help" menu for wiring instructions. Click on the "Connect and Download Settings" button. Click "Detect" so the software can find Kangaroo....
Kangaroo "Wiring Error," or "No feedback detected" Article rated 3.4/5.0
The most common error while tuning the Kangaroo is "wiring error" (one flash of the LED), or "No Feedback Detected" (when using DEscribe). Encoder signals are very susceptible to noise or interference...
Can the mounting holes on any Dimension Engineering product be made larger? Article rated 5.0/5.0
The answer to this question is, "no."  Do not drill out the holes larger. Doing so will void the warranty. The mounting hole size is integrated into the design of the board. Drilling out a larger hole...