Orangutan X2 with VNH2

Pololu item #: 718
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This product has been discontinued.

Please consider one of our other robot controllers as an alternative.

This robot controller is by far the most powerful Orangutan, and it is intended for small and medium-sized robots. The design features a dual-AVR architecture that leaves an ATmega1284P AVR microcontroller almost completely available to the user while taking care of low-level motor control tasks on a pre-programmed mega328, which also doubles as a programmer for the master processor. This version features VNH2SP30 motor drivers. It does not include an LCD.

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Size: 3.00" x 1.86"

General specifications

Processor: ATmega1284P with slave ATmega328P @ 20 MHz1
RAM size: 16384 bytes
Program memory size: 128 Kbytes
Motor driver: VNH2SP30
Motor channels: 2
User I/O lines: 182
Max current on a single I/O: 40 mA
Minimum operating voltage: 6 V
Maximum operating voltage: 16 V
Continuous output current per channel: 14 A
Peak output current per channel: 30 A
Continuous paralleled output current: 25 A
Current sense: 0.13 V/A
Maximum PWM frequency: 19.5 kHz
Reverse voltage protection?: Y3
External programmer required?: N
LCD included?: N


The slave ATmega328P comes preprogrammed with firmware to control the on-board hardware.
All 18 can be used as digital I/Os and 8 can be used as analog inputs.
There are unprotected electrolytic capacitors that will be damaged by reverse voltage.

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