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RE: Joe Sommer/Anvilus [TANKS]
Fri, 07 Apr 2006 18:08:51 -0500
Why don't you simply buy the PIC off Joe and do your
own if that's the issue?? The logic wiring is simple
and you can use whatever gage you need on the
switching side to carry your current.
I can't imagine that Joe wouldn't just sell you a PIC.
--- Original Message ---
From: "Toast" <toast-at-shadowsofchange.com>
Subject: RE: Joe Sommer/Anvilus [TANKS]
>Ok.. Before I posted I reread the manual at
>http://anvilus.com/h_050412_manual.pdf. So if I
provide a bank of outboard
>SSRs that will handle 100a at 12v am I then limited
by the onboard relays to
>a 30a handling capacity? My whole thing is I wanted
more current then the
>30a so that's why I was talking about the Anvilus
Mini. I want control like
>the RC Relay SSR Motor Controller gives but I need
more than 30a.
>Any solutions? Do you think Joe could produce one
for me with out relays so
>that I could use several in parallel? The part I
can't do is the PIC
>programming. I'm analog ac and dc circuit savvy but
digital circuits aren't
>my best friends.
>From: tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com [mailto:tanks-
>Behalf Of Frank Pittelli
>Sent: Friday, April 07, 2006 12:01 PM
>Subject: Re: Joe Sommer/Anvilus [TANKS]
>> Well crap. I'm beaten by the RTFM response
again. I'm telling you I
>> read that manual about 2 weeks ago and I swear I
saw graphs of throttle
>> position realative to stick position and such. I
scanned over them at
>> the time. I'm guessing now that I was reading
something else and got
>> the two mixed up.
>Bingo ... you combined two different products into
>The "Anvilus RC Mini Relay Controller" (commonly
called the Anvilus
>Mini) is basically a drop-in replacement for two
>micro-switches. The Mini S simply provides two
independent dual relay
>controls (a total of 4 relays), while the Mini M
also mixes the servo
>signals together to provide "one stick steering".
The Mini M is
>essentially an all electronic version of the Tri-
Pact Speed Control,
>which uses servos, diodes and switches.
(Interestingly, both solutions
>cost about the same, but the Mini is more compact.)
>The important thing to remember about the Mini S or
Mini M, is that *you
>supply your own relays (or SSRs)* so they can handle
whatever load you
>want. However, they don't provide PWM, just on-off.
>The "Anvilus RC Relay / SSR Motor Controller" is a
>control solution. The basic system provides "on-
off" control for two
>motors, with "one stick steering". The system comes
with 30 amp relays
>installed on the board, eliminating the need for
wiring. The boards are
>professionally done, with sufficient traces to
handle the load.
>The Anvillus Motor Controller also provides an
optional PWM signal that
>can be used to drive SSRs, thereby providing
proportional control of the
>motors. Joe graciously sells D1D40s at just above
cost whenever he can
>acquire them, but any properly rated SSR will do.
> Frank P.