Is this right?

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Is this right?

Post by tomboys » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:17 am

I connected up my DasMikro ESC last night and although the receiver lights up and the servo responds to the transmitter, neither motor moves.

Although I have only connected one signal wire (I fried one connection and probably need a new ESC), am I right in that at least one motor should still be moving? I will try swapping the motors tonight as one is very stiff and could be faulty.

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Re: Is this right?

Post by EddieJ » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:42 am

Looks fine to me. Im also using the Dasmikro.

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Re: Is this right?

Post by MarkR » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:31 am

When I was using a Dasmikro with my Raspberry Pi, I discovered that both signal wires (left & right, or drive and steer) need to be sending pulses, otherwise the Dasmikro won't turn either motor.

So I think you need both signal wires connected, even if you're only using one motor and the "no mixing" model. If you only want to control one motor, I think it's probably ok to connect both signal wires to the same input.
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Re: Is this right?

Post by tomboys » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:49 am

OK, that's alright then (it's not my wiring). I fried it with the soldering iron accidentally, so I need a new board either way. I knew one motor wouldn't work, I just wasn't sure if the fact neither motor worked was due to me not wiring it right!
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