The Tic 36v4 USB Multi-Interface High-Power Stepper Motor Controller makes basic control of a stepper motor easy, with quick configuration over USB using our free software. The controller supports six control interfaces: USB, TTL serial, I²C, analog voltage (potentiometer), quadrature encoder, and hobby radio control (RC). This version incorporates a discrete MOSFET stepper motor driver, and it ships with soldered header pins and terminal blocks. It can operate from 8 V to 50 V and can deliver up to approximately 4 A per phase without a heat sink or forced air flow (or 6 A max with sufficient additional cooling).
The Tic family of stepper motor controllers makes it easy to add basic control of a bipolar stepper motor to a variety of projects. These versatile, general-purpose modules support six different control interfaces: USB for direct connection to a computer, TTL serial and I²C for use with a microcontroller, RC hobby servo pulses for use in an RC system, analog voltages for use with a potentiometer or analog joystick, and quadrature encoder for use with a rotary encoder dial. They also offer many settings that can be configured using our free configuration utility (for Windows, Linux, and macOS). This software simplifies initial setup of the device and allows for in-system testing and monitoring of the controller via USB (a micro-B USB cable is required to connect the Tic to a computer).
Features and specifications
Open-loop speed or position control of one bipolar stepper motor
Details for item #3140
The Tic 36v4 High-Power Stepper Motor Controller uses discrete MOSFET H-bridges, allowing it to control large stepper motors that demand more current than typical integrated drivers can handle, but it matches the compact form factor of our lower-power Tic controllers. It supports nine microstepping modes with as small as 1/256-step resolution, as well as various current decay modes, including an automatic mixed decay mode. The Tic 36v4 can operate from 8 V to 50 V and can deliver up to approximately 4 A continuous per phase without a heat sink or forced air flow (6 A max with sufficient additional cooling). This version is sold with connectors soldered so no soldering is necessary to use it.
Tic 36v4 USB Multi-Interface High-Power Stepper Motor Controller (Connectors Soldered).
|Size:||1.50″ × 1.05″ × 0.47″|
|Motor driver:||discrete MOSFETs|
|Control interface:||USB; non-inverted TTL serial; I²C;
RC servo pulses; analog voltage; quadrature encoder
|Minimum operating voltage:||8 V|
|Maximum operating voltage:||50 V1|
|Continuous current per phase:||4 A2|
|Maximum current per phase:||6 A3|
|Maximum step rate:||50000 PPS|
|Microstep resolutions:||full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64, 1/128, and 1/256|
|Reverse voltage protection?:||Y4|
1. Reverse voltage protection only works up to 40 V.
2. Without a heat sink or forced air flow.
3. With sufficient additional cooling.
4. To -40 V. Connecting supplies over 40 V in reverse can damage the device.