Useful links to ESCs: theory and design
On this page you will find links to Electronic Speed Controllers,
which I have collected for myself primarily. Of course they may be
useful to you too, which is an added bonus.
What I call 'useful' is determined by what I want to do with them
(build into model airplanes), which translates to a couple of observations:
If you're looking for the same kind of stuff, then read on!
- no PICs must be used - I cannot program them. Also, I do software
for a living (ninetofive), so my hobby must not involve software....
- targeted at possibly large currents (up to 20 amps)
- low weight (must be carried by a model airplane)
- efficient - we're running on batteries and we do not want
to loose precious power
- targeted at DC motors with brushes (which is what I have)
You can learn the most of what you build by understanding how the
stuff works. So the links below may be useful to understand how
an ESC operates.
Here are a bunch of links to designs, i.e. schematics. In square brackets I
have noted the way the motor is controlled: via remote control (R/C),
or a potentiometer (poti).
R/C Electric Speed Controller Schematics
Links to sites with R/C Electronics projects
Collected by G. Hiddink aka Grit