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Hi Clifford,You get the amperage by dividing W/V. For example, 200W/24V = around 8 A. I would get that the chip in my project can't handle that, but take a look at the data sheet. If it won't, you'll have to find another driver that can, and adapt the project to it. Just be careful with safety precautions, because you could injure yourself, and/or blow out your components pretty easily.
Hi Aaron,That's great that you got your motor working! Yes, it could be an over-temperature sensor that is stopping it, so I would try heat sinking. Also,you could be exceeding the current or voltage specs of the driver. Look on the data sheet for the maximum ratings. I think you just need to use ohm's law to figure out the current you need. First, measure the resistance of one of the motor phases. For example, if the phase is 10 ohms, then I = 24/10 or 2.4 Amps.
Hi Capo.Ferrari,The instructable already has instructions for the regenerative braking.
Hi,That sounds like a very interesting project. I have no experience with RC, but in terms of motor control, yes, I believe an Arduino (16 MHz clock speed) could handle controlling two motors at the same time. I suppose you would alternate the commutation between the two motors, and your algorithm would vary the motor speeds depending on the position of the joystick. Good luck!
I don't think the Arduino would have any trouble with that, but you would want to beef up the power electronics.I don't think the L6234 could handle those kinds of currents/voltages (look at the datasheet to be sure).If you do start working with larger motors, be sure to educate yourself on the safety issues involved, both for your own safety, and for the care of the electronics components.
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