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Help With power stuff?

  1. Sep 25, 2008 #1
    Help With power stuff?????

    ok lets say I want to power a motor and I programed a microprocessor to do so but when you send the signal from the microprocessor to the motor I know it wont be enough energy. How would I make the motor activate when it gets a signal from the microprocessor so in other words how do I use a signal from the microprocessor to complete a power connection from direct power to the motor.

    Sorry I,am new and I don't know if I really explained this right
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2008 #2
    Re: Help With power stuff?????

    Would I use a Transistor for something like this????
     
  4. Sep 25, 2008 #3

    stewartcs

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    Re: Help With power stuff?????

    http://www.arrickrobotics.com/highload.html

    I'd use a PLC to send the signal to a motor controller instead.

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  5. Sep 25, 2008 #4

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    Re: Help With power stuff?????

    You haven't told us nearly enough information. What kind of motor is it?

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  6. Sep 25, 2008 #5
    Re: Help With power stuff?????

    Thanks for the helps guys
     
  7. Sep 25, 2008 #6
    Re: Help With power stuff?????

    As has been mentioned, you would typically use a motor controller for this task. Which type of controller depends on which type of motor, and what you need it to do. You may not even need a microcontroller/microprocessor, depending on the application. If it's a custom motor, you may need to design a corresponding custom controller.

    Hopefully it's a stepper motor; those are the most fun to program, and have the neatest controllers.
     
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