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Basic 30A ESC (w/ forward/reverse firmware) on 3.3v possible?

(Patrick Kaim) #1

I’m new to electronics but eager to learn. For a project I’m looking for a solution to control 6 motors with full reverse and forward speed with a raspberry pi. In my understanding the Pi isn’t that great in PWM signals thus the use of a extra board is necessary. I’ve found a “Adafruit 16-Channel PWM / Servo HAT for Raspberry Pi - Mini Kit” but that works on 3.3v. In my understanding the Basic 30A ESC works on 5v.

Is there a solution to make this work or are there other solutions to use 6 T200 with 6 Basic 30A ESC on a Raspberry Pi?

Thanks in advance!

(Jacob) #2

The ESCs will work on 3.3v PWM signals. The Pixhawk in the BlueROV2 outputs 3.3V signals.


(Rusty) #3

Hi Patrick,

The Basic ESC will work just fine with 3.3v signals so you should be able to use it with the Raspberry Pi PWM Hat.


(Patrick Kaim) #4

Thanks guys, that’s great to hear.
Next step is to order the parts and start testing :slight_smile: