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Basic ESC and arduino - ESC in reverse

(david) #1

I just bought a T100 thruster with the basic ESC. The sample arduino code shows the range as 1100 to 1900. However, how do I put the thruster into reverse?



(Richard) #2

1100 is full reverse, 1500 is stopped, 1900 is full forward. Look at the technical write-ups for the ESC, they are on the product page.

(david) #3

The write up I saw just said the range was 1100-1900 regardless of reverse or not. Can you please post a link to the one that is more explicit as I can’t find it.


(Richard) #4

Go to the ESC product page and look down at the specs. It spells it out quite clearly.

<div class=“table-responsive”>
<table class=“table table-striped table-bordered table-specifications”>
<th class=“text-center” colspan=“2”>Parameter</th>
<th class=“text-right”>Voltage</th>
<td class=“text-center” colspan=“2”>6-17 volts</td>
<th class=“text-right”>Current</th>
<td class=“text-center” colspan=“2”>30 amps</td>
<th class=“text-right”>BEC (provides 5V power)</th>
<td class=“text-center” colspan=“2”>0.5 amps</td>
<th class=“text-right”>Power Connectors</th>
<td class=“text-center” colspan=“2”>3.5 mm male bullet connector</td>
<th class=“text-right”>Motor Connectors</th>
<td class=“text-center” colspan=“2”>3.5 mm female bullet connector</td>
<th class=“text-right”>Signal</th>
<td class=“text-center” colspan=“2”>Pulse-width (PWM)
Max Reverse: 1100 μs
Stopped: 1500 μs
Max Forward: 1900 μs
Deadband: 1475-1525 μs</td>
<th class=“text-right”>Length</th>
<td class=“text-center” width=“150”>2.0 in</td>
<td class=“text-center” width=“150”>50 mm</td>
<th class=“text-right”>Width</th>
<td class=“text-center”>1.0 in</td>
<td class=“text-center”>25 mm</td>
<th class=“text-right”>Thickness</th>
<td class=“text-center”>0.4 in</td>
<td class=“text-center”>11 mm</td>
<th class=“text-right”>Weight</th>
<td class=“text-center”>0.06 lb</td>
<td class=“text-center”>27 g</td>

(Richard) #5

Sorry for that mess!


Just go to the store and look at the specs for the ESC.

(david) #6

ooohhhhhhh thanks! I’m new to this and thinking of μs as a value to output from my arduino did not register in my tiny brain :slight_smile: