Sabertooth 2x10 as Model Railroad Controller?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by h0bbyist, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. h0bbyist

    Thread Starter New Member

    Oct 24, 2008
    I'm considering a project where I want to put a G-scale model railroad I own under the control of a PIC microcontroller. Ideally, I'd be using PWM from the PIC to control the speed of the train.

    Does anyone know if the Sabertooth 2x10 motor controller would be suitable for this project?

  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    It's more like a one or the other question. The data sheet on the Sabertooth says it can do PWM up to 10 amps. All you need is one of the several control inputs to make it go. So it can probably run your GG train motor just fine. But the PIC will only have to tell the Sabertooth how fast to go and in what direction. No PWM necessary for the PIC.
  3. Lownen

    New Member

    Oct 25, 2008