tinyESC v2 - Brushed Speed Controller

This is the tinyESC v2 from FingerTech Robotics, an ultra small bi-directional brushed motor controller for driving equally small DC motors. Don’t let the tinyESC’s size fool you, with the ability to take in a battery voltage of 6.5V to a whopping 36V and output a continuous current of 1.5A (3.0A peak), this little guy isn’t messing around! Not only is the tinyESC compact and powerful but it is also tough. What really drew us to it is its reliability in the battle bot ring being used in most Ant and Beetle weight classes and its use for most Actobotics motors.

This electronic speed controller offers a battery eliminator circuit (BEC) provides 5V and 100mA to the receiver so no extra receiver battery is required. This version of the tinyESC also includes backwards-polarity protection and protection on the 5V receiver line, this means that if you accidentally attach a battery backwards it won’t destroy your motor controller and other BECs won’t affect the tinyESC. Each tinyESC is equipped with a 2-pin calibration connector, a 3-pin JST connector for your SIG, 5V, and GND lines to access a receiver, two bare lead wires for M1 and M2 to connect to your motor, and another set of two bare lead wires for Batt and GND to connect to a battery.

Note: Calibration instructions, a wiring diagram, and basic information are all included on an insert with each tinyESC v2.

  • 1x tinyESC v2.4
  • 1x Capacitor 10nF
  • Battery Voltage: 6.5V - 36V
  • Output Current: 1.5A Continuous, 3.0A Peak
  • BEC Output: 5V 100mA
  • Bi-directional brushed motor controller.
  • Ultra-compact and lightweight.
  • Undervoltage, overcurrent, overtemp reverse-polarity, and BEC protection.
  • Calibrate function allows precision driving.
  • Status LEDs for both directions and calibration.

tinyESC v2 - Brushed Speed Controller Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Soldering

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1 Soldering

Skill Level: Noob - Some basic soldering is required, but it is limited to a just a few pins, basic through-hole soldering, and couple (if any) polarized components. A basic soldering iron is all you should need.
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Core Skill: Robotics

This skill concerns mechanical and robotics knowledge. You may need to know how mechanical parts interact, how motors work, or how to use motor drivers and controllers.

3 Robotics

Skill Level: Competent - You may need an understanding of servo motors and how to drive them. Additionally, you may need some fundamental understanding of motor controllers.
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Core Skill: Programming

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Skill Level: Rookie - You will need a better fundamental understand of what code is, and how it works. You will be using beginner-level software and development tools like Arduino. You will be dealing directly with code, but numerous examples and libraries are available. Sensors or shields will communicate with serial or TTL.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

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Skill Level: Competent - You will be required to reference a datasheet or schematic to know how to use a component. Your knowledge of a datasheet will only require basic features like power requirements, pinouts, or communications type. Also, you may need a power supply that?s greater than 12V or more than 1A worth of current.
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Customer Comments

  • If you just want the BEC so you can have 5/6V at a nice high current off an RC Lipo, I recommend this one: http://www.amazon.com/Ship-Hobbywing-Switch-mode-UBEC-Lowest/dp/B008ZNWOYY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418615093&sr=8-1&keywords=ubec

  • Does this include some form of drag brake, and if so does anyone know how strong it is?

    • It does. As for the strength? It is only grounding both motor terminals.

      • Actually, the tinyESC has an active brake - it gives reverse voltage to stop the motor almost instantly. This is important for applications like driving a robot, where you need precise control.

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Tiny ESC'S Great for rbotics and 3d printing.

I love these little controllers and I love how straight forward they are from bag to attaching motors to them.

I wish they would make the same tiny ESC for brushless motors

Pretty Nice!

I received this only a few days later in perfect condition, nothing damaged.