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RE: Trouble with boat thruster build

T.A.: Teaching Assistant, but I had a soft spot for the Z-28 as well, thought never had one. (wasn't "IROC" the really sup'd up one? There was a ri...

5 months ago
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RE: Trouble with boat thruster build

@inq, @zander, @davee, @robotbuilder, Thank-you again from me also, I appreciate the detailed discussion that really helps clarify things for me as we...

5 months ago
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Hi @inq, yes, exactly right, isn't the internet great in that when you want to do something you can usually find someone else who has already worked o...

5 months ago
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RE: Trouble with boat thruster build

@robotbuilder Thank-you - That magazine article was helpful. That ESC looks very similar to the one I have on the way now. Regarding the switch, I...

5 months ago
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RE: Trouble with boat thruster build

Hi @Ron, Yes, your understanding of the project is correct (@Inq described it even more simply in his post a page or so back). The way it is done...

5 months ago
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RE: Trouble with boat thruster build

@zander @Ron, Hi, Yes, PWM is how to control the speed. Here is actually a page from a trolling motor manufacturer describing it: I did do a li...

5 months ago
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Maybe this is the MOSFET @Ron was referring to, (Pack of 5) IRLB8721PBF TO-220(TO-220AB) MOSFET 30V 62A Power N-Channel Transistor Marking IRLB8721 ...

5 months ago
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RE: Trouble with boat thruster build

@inq Ok, thank-you for the clarification!

5 months ago
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Hi @Inq, Could I just confirm your thinking for the motor drive, are you saying that the PWM signal comes out from the ESP8266, through the MOSFET d...

5 months ago
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RE: Trouble with boat thruster build

Hi @inq, Thank-you, I think you pretty clearly identified a solution, and that was a good idea to punt the pot, you are right, a momentary press at ...

6 months ago
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RE: Trouble with boat thruster build

@Ron Yes, I think Minn-Kota's is called Spot Lock, and Motorguide and Garmin have a similar feature for their trolling motors as well - to just hold p...

6 months ago
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Hi @Ron, In this case it's not moving along a line. Instead the commercial product uses a controlled trolling motor mounted at the bow (with a GPS)...

6 months ago
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Some good info on trolling motor control here (for a Minnkota powerdrive v1 12v). He said he tried PWM and couldn't get it to work. The foot cont...

7 months ago
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Hi Redaustin88, hope you are still here, would love to hear how you made out with this, as I want to do almost exactly the same thing. I'm just tryin...

7 months ago
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