I bought 2 Cytron ESC’s and their wiring terminology confuses me. Their 3 outputs to the flight controller are labelled:
DIR, PWM and GRD
whereas my Hex Cube Orange carrier board has them labelled as:
Signal, Power & Ground
For wiring the ESC to the Cube, I figure:
- GRD is (of course) Ground
- DIR is “maybe” Signal
- but PWM to me is Pulse Width Modulation, which is also a “signal”, and that leaves me with no “power” wire
So my question is, how do the 3 Cytron outputs match up to the Cube inputs ?
Thanks in advance.
Hello @RC_Guelph and welcome to the forum,
Could you share the link or product code of the Cytron ESC you are referring to?
Here’s the link to the ESC documentation https://www.robotshop.com/media/files/content/c/cyt/pdf/md20a_datasheet.pdf
However, someone from another forum provided me with an answer. The HEX Cube Orange provides for wiring this, and the instructions are here: Brushed Motors — Rover documentation
The resulting answer, as I understand it, being:
- Connect the ESC DIR pin to a carrier board “relay” output “S” pin
- Connect the ESC PMW pin to a carrier board “servo” output “S” pin
(i.e. instruction 1 & 2 require the use of two separate carrier board outputs, one a relay and one a servo)
- Connect the ESC GRD to a carrier board Ground
Nothing needs to be connected to the carrier board “+” rail.
I haven’t tried this yet, as I’ve gotten busy with other things.
Thanks for your offer to help.