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Tic T500 USB Multi-Interface Stepper Motor Controller

by Pololu
SKU 2545
2 reviews
£48.99 inc VAT
£40.83 ex VAT
1 in stock.

The Tic T500 USB Multi-Interface Stepper Motor Controller makes basic control of a stepper motor easy, with quick configuration over USB using the free software. The controller supports six control interfaces: USB, TTL serial, I2C, analogue voltage (potentiometer), quadrature encoder, and hobby radio control (RC).

This version incorporates an MPS MP6500 driver and male headers and terminal blocks are included but not soldered. It can operate from 4.5V to 35V and can deliver up to approximately 1.5A per phase without a heat sink or forced air flow (or 2.5A max with sufficient additional cooling).

  • Open-loop speed or position control of one bipolar stepper motor
  • A variety of control interfaces:
    • USB for direct connection to a computer
    • TTL serial operating at 5 V for use with a microcontroller
    • I²C for use with a microcontroller
    • RC hobby servo pulses for use in an RC system
    • Analogue voltage for use with a potentiometer or analogue joystick
    • Quadrature encoder input for use with a rotary encoder dial, allowing full rotation without limits (not for position feedback)
    • STEP/DIR inputs for compatibility with existing stepper motor control firmware
  • Acceleration and deceleration limiting
  • Maximum stepper speed: 50,000 steps per second
  • Very slow speeds down to 1 step every 200 seconds (or 1 step every 1428 seconds with reduced resolution).
  • Up to six different microstep resolutions:
    • The Tic T825 and Tic T834 support full step, half step, 1/4 step, 1/8 step, 1/16 step, and 1/32 step
    • The Tic T500 supports full step, half step, 1/4 step, 1/8 step
  • A digitally adjustable current limit
  • Optional safety controls to avoid unexpectedly powering the motor
  • Input calibration (learning) and adjustable scaling degree for analogue and RC signals
  • 5 V regulator (no external logic voltage supply needed)
  • Optional kill switch inputs
  • Connects to a computer through USB via a USB A to Micro-B cable (not included)
  • Free configuration software available for Windows, Linux, and macOS