Introduction: How to Use 32 Channel Servo Control Board

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this manual is how to use the 32 channel servo control board. the complete documents can be download from our wiki, and also it can be get at makerobotix.

Step 1: ​Power Supply

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The servo controller needs two power supplies: servo power supply and chip power supply. Servo

power supply (+): VS (left of the blue connecting terminal at Position 3 in the figure) Servo power supply (-): GND (middle of the blue connecting terminal at Position 3 in the figure)
Servo power supply’s parameters depend on the parameters of the attached servo. For example, if the TR213 servo has a power supply of 4.8-7.2V, the servo power supply can use the power source of 4.8-7.2V. Chip power supply (+): VSS (right of the blue connecting terminal at Position 3 in the figure) Chip power supply (-): GND (middle of the blue connecting terminal at Position 3 in the figure) There is a VSS requirement of 6.5-12V. If the chip power is input through the VSS port, the power supply has to range from 6.5 to 12V. Notes: 1. The USB port at Position 2 in the figure can supply power to the chip. So it is adequate to choose the USB port or alternatively the VSS port. 2. Position 1 in the figure can supply power to the chip as well, marked 5V and GND, where 5V is the anode and GND is the cathode. The power supply has to be 5V. 3. Positions 1, 2 and 3 can supply power to the chip. It is adequate to choose any of them. 4. The green LED light at Position 4 in the figure is the chip power indicator. If the green light is on, it indicates the chip power works correctly; if the light is off, it indicates the chip power malfunctions. 5. The green LED light at Position 5 in the figure is the servo power indicator. If the green light is on, it indicates the servo power works correctly; if the light is off, it indicates the servo power malfunctions. It is necessary for both green LED lights to be on to control the servo.

Step 2: Install the Driver

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The driver is available at 32 servo controller driver. and now, this kit or board can be get at makerobotix.

Directly double click on USC_driver.exe; click on Next and the driver will be installed automatically. If the prompt below occurs during installation, please choose “always install this driver”.

Step 3: Connect the Servo to the Servo Controller

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What is marked red in the figure are the servo’s connectors for signal wires (be careful about the direction when connecting to the servo).

What is marked yellow in the figure are not the servo’s connectors. Pay attention to the white textual symbols aside when connecting to the servo. For example, S1, S2,…, S32 refers to the servo channels that correspond to the computer software.

Step 4: Download the Software

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please move to our wiki to download the software.

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