Thruster bus converter

$ 99

The DiskDrive thruster series with built-in controller can be controlled through a CAN interface. This allows for effective cabling as several thrusters can be controlled through the same power/data bus.

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The DiskDrive thruster series with built-in controller can be controlled through a CAN interface. This allows for effective cabling as several thrusters can be controlled through the same power/data bus.

For applications where the host which is controlling the motors does not have a CAN interface, Hydromea developed the thruster bus converter. Depending on its configuration it can process various control inputs such as an analog voltage, a pulse-width-modulated (PWM) signal or serial commands and then generate the proper motor commands and send them over the CAN bus.

When several DiskDrives are connected to the same bus, a single thruster bus converter can control up to 4 DiskDrives using analog control inputs or 3 using PWM control inputs. The number of DiskDrives controlled through serial commands (via RS232/485/TTL) depends on the protocol implemented.

Weight 0.250 kg
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 10 cm

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