Description: Here is a simple, low-cost, high quality servo for all your mechatronic needs. This servo is very similar in size and specifications to the Hitec HS-55. This little guy is able to take in 6 volts and deliver 20.8 oz-in. of maximum torque at 0.10 sec/60°
This small servo comes with a standard 3 pin power and control cable, and all hardware listed below.
Note: This servo is rated for 180° rotation, but in actuality it only hits ~160°.
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It has a hard time staying in position, it’s shaking out of control rendering it unusable.
Servo jitters severely around 0 position and makes lots of noise. Also the terminals and wire seem a bit flimsy. I would trust this servo in $5 pan tilt bracket but NOT in a $200 model airplane!
Hi, Sorry about the issues. If you need a more reliable servo for high value projects, I would recommend a higher grade servo such as the HiTec servos. They are much more reliable than the generic servos. But the generic servos are great when you need a low dollar servo for your applications. Thanks for the feedback!
It was easy to hook up and easy to control. At times, there is some chatter but this is common for servos. the rotation only hits about 160 degrees but that was clearly stated.
I got 4-5 of these, and they’re good for prototyping. If you want to make high-quality products you may not go here (and there are higher quality options in here).
As usual you’ll have to experiment with the pulse width to map the full range of motion, and don’t go too high or low or it will keep forcing against the hard limits.
For some reason I’ve fried one of mine so that when I power it on it just pushes against the limit and does not respond to any valid input signal anymore, but it was probably my fault.
Get a few of them and experiment with them.
I build Raspberry Pi pan and tile cameras with two of these servos. They work great, are light weight, and don’t cost much.