Jrk 12v12 USB Motor Controller with Feedback

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£91.36 inc VAT

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Brand: Pololu
Part Number: 1393
Barcode: 5055421023379
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Jrk 12v12 USB Motor Controller with Feedback – Pololu 1393

The jrk 12v12 is a versatile, general-purpose brushed DC-motor controller that supports four interface modes: USB, TTL asynchronous serial, PWM, 0 – 5V analog voltage. The 6 to 16V operating range and high continuous output current (12A, 30A peak) allow this board to control many medium-sized DC brushed motors. Analog voltage and tachometer (frequency) feedback options allow quick implementation of closed-loop servo systems, and a free configuration utility (for Windows 7, Vista, or Windows XP) allows easy calibration and configuration through the USB port.

The jrk 12v12 is the larger of two jrk motor controllers. For a lower-power version that has a wider operating voltage range, see the jrk 21v3.


  • Simple bidirectional control of one DC brush motor
  • 6 V to 16 V operating supply range
  • 12 A maximum continuous current output (30 A peak)
  • 300?115,200bps auto-detect baud rates
  • Four communication or control options:
    • USB interface for direct connection to a PC
    • Full-duplex, TTL-level asynchronous serial interface for direct connection to microcontrollers or other embedded controllers
    • Hobby radio control (RC) pulse width (PWM) interface for direct connection to an RC receiver or RC servo controller
    • 0 – 5 V analog voltage interface for direct connection to potentiometers and analog joysticks
  • Two closed-loop feedback options:
    • 0 – 5 V analog voltage
    • Frequency/tachometer digital input up to 2 MHz with 1 ms PID period.
    • Open-loop control with no feedback also available
  • Simple configuration and calibration over USB with free configuration program (Windows 7, Vista, and Windows XP compatible)
  • Configurable parameters include:
    • PID period and PID constants (feedback tuning parameters)
    • Maximum current
    • Maximum duty cycle
    • Maximum acceleration
    • Error response
    • Input calibration (learning) for analog and RC control
  • Optional CRC error detection eliminates communication errors caused by noise or software faults
  • Reversed power protection
  • Field-upgradeable firmware
  • Optional feedback potentiometer disconnect detection

General Specifications:

Motor driver: VNH2SP30
Motor channels: 1
Control interface: USB; non-inverted TTL serial;
RC servo pulses; analog voltage1
Minimum operating voltage: 6 V
Maximum operating voltage: 16 V
Continuous output current per channel: 12 A
Peak output current per channel: 30 A
Current sense: 0.13 V/A2
Maximum PWM frequency: 20 kHz
Minimum logic voltage: 4 V3
Maximum logic voltage: 5 V
Reverse voltage protection?: Y
Version: original 12v12 (16 V max, 12 A max continuous)


  1. Autodetects baud rates between 300 and 115,200 bps, or can be set to any fixed baud rate in this range.
  2. Current readings are converted to a digital number from 0-255.
  3. In RC mode, the pulses can be as low as 2V.


Size: 47 x 34.4 mm (1.35″ x 1.85″)

Weight: 14.2 g


Included Hardware

The Jrk ships with a straight 0.1″ breakaway male header strip and two 5mm, 2-pin terminal blocks. To provide maximum flexibility, none of these parts are soldered to the board.

For the most compact installation, you can solder wires directly to the Jrk pads themselves and skip using the included hardware. The included hardware allows you to make less permanent connections. You can break the header strip into smaller pieces, such as an 8×1 piece and two 3×1 pieces, and solder these strips into the Jrk’s I/O pads.

The three mounting holes are intended for use with #2 screws (not included).


1 review for Jrk 12v12 USB Motor Controller with Feedback

  1. Steven

    I was a bit concerned at the size of it that it could drive the current needed for my project without overheating but, it manages perfectly even without the need of a heat sink.

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