I’m looking to build my own QVADRANS controller, and I’m looking to pick up a position sensor and motor combo for testing.
For the motor, I checked the documentation for sample motors, but I can’t find anything up to the 30V / 60A that the QVADRANS can theoretically output. The high performance motors recommendations are all for the sample DRV8302 board, which has a current of under 27amps. Does anyone know any affordable motors that can handle the peaks I am asking it to?
For position sensing, I was looking at the AMT103 optic encoder due to the adjustable CPR, which might be useful for motors with different kVs. However, I’m not sure if mounting the sensor to the shaft of the motor would be an issue. Does anyone know if I will have to design some sort of mechanism to attach the encoder, or know any other encoders that are easily “plug and play”, that also have CPRs that fit the range needed for high performance BLDC motors?
Please check the product documentation for the AMT model you are buying. Mine came with a bunch of little “adapter” plates to attach the sensor to different sized shafts.
(like the colourful plastic parts at the bottom of this picture)
Normally you choose the motor based on the application you want to use it in. If you’re just looking for high powered motors, then you can use any 3 phase BLDC motor you want.
Drone motors from the racing drones are available with low resistances and high current ratings, although you might want to attach a propeller to have some load and for the cooling effect - XING 5215 X CLASS FPV Motor
But in terms of the physical hardware you will have to design a connection between the motor, your load and the encoder. The encoder normally goes around the motor shaft, but this motor has only a very short “stub” rather than a real shaft, and if you attached it there the encoder would cover the mounting holes on the rotor…
Seems like most of the motors in this price range have short stubby shafts. They’re also too small to have room to mount an encoder on that back. Do you know any cheap motors that have either a longer shaft or room to mount an encoder on the back?
I replaced the shaft with a longer one and printed out the housing to install the magnet and encoder. The main thing is that the engine does not have a shaft of a specific diameter, for example, 3.175 mm.