The AR-3606HB is a standard-sized servo that has been built by Power HD specifically for continuous rotation. At 6 V, it has a maximum rotation speed of 71 RPM (no-load) and can produce up to 93 oz-in (6.7 kg-cm) of torque. It features two ball bearings on the output shaft for reduced friction, and it offers easy access to the rest-point adjustment potentiometer. The servo can be controlled using a direct connection to a single microcontroller I/O line without any additional electronics, which makes it a great actuator for beginner robotics projects.
The AR-3606HB continuous rotation servo converts standard RC servo position pulses into continuous rotation speed. The default rest point is 1.5 ms, but this can be adjusted by using a small slotted screwdriver to turn the middle-point positioner. Pulse widths above the rest point result in counterclockwise rotation, with speed increasing as the pulse width increases; pulse widths below the rest point result in clockwise rotation, with speed increasing as the pulse width decreases.
The servo has a 12″ (300 mm) lead that is terminated with a JR-style connector and includes additional servo horns and mounting hardware. The following picture shows an example of the hardware that might be included (actual hardware could vary):
This robotics servo, which also sometimes goes by the Power HD part number AR3606HB, is compatible with our servo controllers and has a Futaba-compatible output shaft, which means it works with our servo wheels and sprockets. If you are looking for a similar servo that is capable of limited-range position control as opposed to continuous rotation speed control, consider the Power HD standard servo 6001HB, which has almost the same size, weight, speed, and torque as the AR-3606HB.
|Continuous rotation servo size comparison. From left to right: SpringRC SM-S4303R, Power HD AR-3606HB, Parallax, and FEETECH FS90R.|
|SpringRC SM-S4303R||PowerHD AR-3606HB||Parallax (Futaba S148)||FEETECH FS90R|
|Max Speed @ 6 V:||54 RPM||71 RPM||50 RPM||130 RPM|
|Stall torque @ 6 V:||71 oz-in||93 oz-in||42 oz-in||21 oz-in|
|Max Speed @ 4.8 V:||43 RPM||62 RPM||39 RPM||100 RPM|
|Stall torque@ 4.8 V:||46 oz-in||83 oz-in||33 oz-in||18 oz-in|
|Weight:||41 g||40 g||43 g||9 g|