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Roboteq's HBL16xx is a high-current controller for hall-sensor equipped Brushless DC motors. The controller uses the position information from the sensors to sequence power on the motor's 3 windings in order to generate smooth continuous rotation. The controller also uses the Hall sensor information to compute speed and measure travelled distance inside a 32-bit counter.

The controller features a high-performance 32-bit microcomputer and quadrature encoder inputs to perform advanced motion control algorithms in Open Loop or Close Loop (Speed or Position) modes. The HBL16xx features a high number of Analog, Pulse and Digital I/Os which can be remapped as command or feedback inputs, limit switches, or many other functions.

Numerous safety features are incorporated into the controller to ensure reliable and safe operation. The controller's operation can be extensively automated and customized using Basic Language scripts.

The motor may be operated in open or closed loop speed mode. Using low-cost position sensors, they may also be set to operate as heavy-duty position servos. The controller can be reprogrammed in the field with the latest features by downloading new operating software from Roboteq.

HBL1696 - DC Motor Controller. Single Channel, Brushless, 150A, 96V, Hall sensor & encoder feedback, USB, CAN
Part No. Description Price Stock
HBL1696 DC Motor Controller. Single Channel, Brushless, 150A, 96V, Hall sensor & encoder feedback, USB, CAN $425
∗ Standard lead time is 1 week


Motor Type Brushless DC
Max Voltage 96
Number of Channels 1
Direction Forward/Reverse
Max Amps per Channel 150
Continuous Amps per Channel 100
ON Resistance (mOhm) 3
Power Connections Wires
Sensorless Trapezoidal Control Enabled No
Field Oriented Control (FOC) No
Analog Yes
RS232 Yes
CANbus Yes
RC Pulse Yes
MicroBasic Scripting Yes
Control Loop (ms) 1
Regenerative braking Yes
Max Analog Inputs 11
Max Digital Inputs 19
Digital Outputs 8
Max Pulse Inputs 6
Encoder Yes
Cooling Heatsink Extrusion
Dimensions 228mm x 140mm x 40mm
Weight 1500g


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