Pololu Simple Motor Controllers

The Pololu simple motor controllers make basic control of brushed DC motors easy. These highly versatile and configurable motor controllers offer four interface modes—USB, TTL serial (simple ASCII or compact command packets), analog voltage, and hobby radio control (RC)—and span a wide range of power levels:


18v7

18v15

24v12

18v25

24v23
Absolute max voltage: 30 V 30 V 40 V 30 V 40 V
Recommended max voltage(1): 24 V 24 V 34 V 24 V 34 V
Max continuous current w/o heat sink: 7 A 15 A 12 A 25 A 23 A
Width: 1.1" (2.8 cm) 1.1" (2.8 cm) 1.1" (2.8 cm) 1.2" (3.1 cm) 1.2" (3.1 cm)
Length: 2.1" (5.3 cm) 2.1" (5.3 cm) 2.1" (5.3 cm) 2.3" (5.8 cm) 2.3" (5.8 cm)
Weight(2): 7 g 7 g 7 g 12 g 12 g
Available with connectors installed? Yes Yes Yes No No

1 We do not recommend using the 18v7, 18v15, or 18v25 versions with 24 V batteries, which can significantly exceed 24 V when fully charged. The 24v12 and 24v23 are the much more appropriate controller for 24 V applications.
2 This is the weight of the board without header pins, terminal blocks, or through-hole power capacitor.

Products in category “Pololu Simple Motor Controllers”

Pololu item #: 1383
Price: $59.95
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The Pololu Simple High-Power Motor Controller makes basic control of brushed DC motors easy, with our free Simple Motor Control Center software enabling quick configuration over USB. The controller supports four interface modes: USB, TTL serial, analog voltage, and hobby radio control (RC). This version operates from 5.5 to 40 V and is efficient enough to deliver a continuous 23 A without a heat sink. It ships with the power capacitor and connectors included but not soldered in, allowing for custom installations.

Pololu item #: 1381
Price: $54.95
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The Pololu Simple High-Power Motor Controller makes basic control of brushed DC motors easy, with our free Simple Motor Control Center software enabling quick configuration over USB. The controller supports four interface modes: USB, TTL serial, analog voltage, and hobby radio control (RC). This version operates from 5.5 to 30 V and is efficient enough to deliver a continuous 25 A without a heat sink. It ships with the power capacitor and connectors included but not soldered in, allowing for custom installations.

Pololu item #: 1378
Price: $45.95
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The Pololu Simple High-Power Motor Controller makes basic control of brushed DC motors easy, with our free Simple Motor Control Center software enabling quick configuration over USB. The controller supports four interface modes: USB, TTL serial, analog voltage, and hobby radio control (RC). This version operates from 5.5 to 40 V and is efficient enough to deliver a continuous 12 A without a heat sink. It ships with the power capacitor and connectors installed as shown.

Pololu item #: 1379
Price: $43.95
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The Pololu Simple High-Power Motor Controller makes basic control of brushed DC motors easy, with our free Simple Motor Control Center software enabling quick configuration over USB. The controller supports four interface modes: USB, TTL serial, analog voltage, and hobby radio control (RC). This version operates from 5.5 to 40 V and is efficient enough to deliver a continuous 12 A without a heat sink. It ships with the power capacitor and connectors included but not soldered in, allowing for custom installations.

Pololu item #: 1376
Price: $41.95
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The Pololu Simple High-Power Motor Controller 18v15 makes basic control of brushed DC motors easy, with our free Simple Motor Control Center software enabling quick configuration over USB. The controller supports four interface modes: USB, TTL serial, analog voltage, and hobby radio control (RC). This version operates from 5.5 to 30 V and is efficient enough to deliver a continuous 15 A without a heat sink. It ships with the power capacitor and connectors installed as shown.

Pololu item #: 1377
Price: $39.95
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The Pololu Simple High-Power Motor Controller makes basic control of brushed DC motors easy, with our free Simple Motor Control Center software enabling quick configuration over USB. The controller supports four interface modes: USB, TTL serial, analog voltage, and hobby radio control (RC). This version operates from 5.5 to 30 V and is efficient enough to deliver a continuous 15 A without a heat sink. It ships with the power capacitor and connectors included but not soldered in, allowing for custom installations.

Pololu item #: 1372
Price: $33.95
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The Pololu Simple Motor Controller 18v7 makes basic control of brushed DC motors easy, with our free Simple Motor Control Center software enabling quick configuration over USB. The controller supports four interface modes: USB, TTL serial, analog voltage, and hobby radio control (RC). This version operates from 5.5 to 30 V and is efficient enough to deliver a continuous 7 A (>30 A peak) without a heat sink. It ships with the power capacitor and connectors installed as shown.

Pololu item #: 1373
Price: $31.95
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The Pololu Simple Motor Controller makes basic control of brushed DC motors easy, with our free Simple Motor Control Center software enabling quick configuration over USB. The controller supports four interface modes: USB, TTL serial, analog voltage, and hobby radio control (RC). This version operates from 5.5 to 30 V and is efficient enough to deliver a continuous 7 A (>30 A peak) without a heat sink. It ships with the power capacitor and connectors included but not soldered in, allowing for custom installations.