Motor control problem

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pa2tsl
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Motor control problem

Post by pa2tsl » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:07 pm

Hello Dan,

I have build the magnetic loop with the motor control according to your design.
My problem is that I cannot tune the capacitor properly: the tuning speed is way too fast.
Even the fine tune position is too fast, and I wonder how you have been able to achieve a proper tuning.
I have used exactly the same components (ordered via the links that you have provided - VERY useful!) and I have modified the servo motor with success.
I assume that the pulse width is critical for a proper activation of the motor, and that only the repetition rate must be variable for the tuning speed.
IMy experience is that the motor does rotate at all at very low pulse rates, and I cannot find an optimum pulse width until now.
Maybe you can give me some advice how to make the motor control more smooth and accurate, and how much I have to deviate from your original design.

Thanks in advance for your reply,

73's, Tom
PA2TSL
The Netherlands

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Re: Motor control problem

Post by yo3ggx » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:36 pm

Hi Tom,

Depending on the load, is possible that the servo not to be able to drive the capacitor with a very low speed. Lowering the pulse width further will make the motor stops.
I'm thinking to replace the servo motor with a 3V DC 5RPM High Torque Electric Gear Box Motor like the following:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330759908627
You will have then a better control at lower speed.

I already ordered the motor. I hope to receive it in max 2 weeks. I intend to build a 100W ML using a vacuum capacitor. For that one the servo does not have enough power.
Then I will be able to power the whole circuit from a 3.6V li-Ion battery.

I have in plan another version which will be controlled from an Android device (through Bluetoth for the portable version).

73 Dan YO3GGX

pa2tsl
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Re: Motor control problem

Post by pa2tsl » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:25 pm

Hello Dan,

Thanks for your reply, and I am very interested in your results with the new motor!
I will also order it when it appears to be a suitable replacement for the original servo.
73's, Tom
PA2TSL

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Re: Motor control problem

Post by rebaz » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:27 am

this is awesome... and well done for such a great work
Graduated from Soran University with First Class Degree with Honours in Computer Science

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Re: Motor control problem

Post by yo3ggx » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:56 am

Thank you.
73 Dan YO3GGX

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