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by andrey8
Fri Nov 14, 2003 7:50 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Merkle-Korff Motor and Tachometer
Replies: 14
Views: 4733

Re: Merkle-Korff Motor and Tachometer

Mr. Bwtz, thanks a lot. That makes a lot of sense. I never thought about rectifying the AC voltage and feeding it into the ADC. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
by andrey8
Fri Nov 14, 2003 12:55 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Merkle-Korff Motor and Tachometer
Replies: 14
Views: 4733

Re: Merkle-Korff Motor and Tachometer

Ok double-checked the tach signal with a scope, and it looks like both the amplitude and the frequency vary with RPMs. It looks like the change in amplitude is a more accurate measure of RPMs, than the change in frequency. I need to take this signal and feed it into a microcontroller(HC12). How can ...
by andrey8
Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:22 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Merkle-Korff Motor and Tachometer
Replies: 14
Views: 4733

Re: Merkle-Korff Motor and Tachometer

It looks like the frequency is changing. So maybe I need some sort of a frequency counter? But how would a frequency counter accept a saw-tooth wave? If I run the tach output through a Schmitt trigger, will that condition the signal into a square wave, and then input it into the frequency counter?<p...
by andrey8
Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Benchtop Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Re: Benchtop Power Supply

I am not sure about the current. Probably 1 to 2 Amps. And variable voltage up to 25 or 30 volts.
by andrey8
Mon Nov 10, 2003 7:45 pm
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Merkle-Korff Motor and Tachometer
Replies: 14
Views: 4733

Re: Merkle-Korff Motor and Tachometer

Ok, I checked it with a scope. The tach outputs a saw-tooth wave. Now the question is how do I interpret that with my microcontroller? Should I go through the A-to-D converter? I am using an HC12 board, the DP256 version.
by andrey8
Sun Nov 09, 2003 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Benchtop Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Benchtop Power Supply

I am looking to purchase a benchtop power supply(preferrably dual variable outputs, max. 30 V DC). Can anyone recommend a good and cheap power supply and a place to purchase it? Thanks.
by andrey8
Fri Nov 07, 2003 2:49 pm
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Merkle-Korff Motor and Tachometer
Replies: 14
Views: 4733

Re: Merkle-Korff Motor and Tachometer

Here is a reply that I received from a Merkle-Korff rep regarding this, if anyone is interested:<p>"The black and red leadwires are for the motor and the green and yellow leadwires are for the tachometer. The green and yellow leadwires are the signal wires. The tach output is 5.5VAC min at 3,000 rpm."
by andrey8
Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:06 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Merkle-Korff Motor and Tachometer
Replies: 14
Views: 4733

Re: Merkle-Korff Motor and Tachometer

Thanks for the reply. I saw those specs too, but that is not enough information. If you look at the picture, the motor has 4 leads. Two of the leads are red and black(I am assuming that these are the power and ground connections) and two of the leads are green and yellow. I need to know which of the...
by andrey8
Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:06 pm
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Merkle-Korff Motor and Tachometer
Replies: 14
Views: 4733

Merkle-Korff Motor and Tachometer

I just purchased a Merkle-Korff DC motor(EY series) from a surplus store. It looks like it has a tachometer or encoder attached to it. Here is a picture and some specs: http://65.61.11.207/productpages/eyqm63264.htm <p>I found the specs for the motor on the Merkle-Korff website http://www.merkle-kor...