Electronic Basics #18: DC & Brushless DC Motor + ESC

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  • ℹ️ Published 7 years ago

In this Electronic Basics episode I will talk about how brushless motors work together with an ESC in order to create rotary movement. Along the way I also explain how a DC motor works.

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Another great video! I really enjoy your videos and appreciate how much time and effort you put into making them. Keep it up! :)

Author — Shawftware


Great video! I appreciate the disassemble of the motors and the demo. The video worth a thousand words. Thank you!

Author — Sunshine


Really liked how you approached explaining motors, hope you continue to do educational vids like this

Author — Anthony B


Awesome video as always. These videos are very useful (especially for a beginner like me).

Author — Aniketa Kabir


Hey Scott great videos, i just found your channel and spend 3 hours watching your videos.

Is it possible for you to test few of the Chinese LED light bulbs? I ordered few of them and they seem fine for the price, but i don't have the equipment for proper testing how efficient they are.

Author — toteto


Hi! Amazing channel :D . i was trying to figure out a way to realize a moving system for a kayak. I was thinking to power a generator with pedals and wire it (they would be hard to mechanically connect to each other)to a motor. is this possible? Would it be cost efficient considering that you can buy a motor for around 140 euros? It would be funny for sure!

Author — spillzahar


This is great. I'm currently making a project with some old HDD's and ive been fiddling with the circuitry for a while, this really helped thank you!

Author — Ferverous


Thanks for this video. It's definitely helpful. I'm trying to build a 3 axis gimbal for my camera and wanting to use the brushless motors for it. What would you recommend for something like that. Or if u can make a video about making a 3 axis gimbal

Author — Jeremy Maclou


that's a real nice explanation! can you build a stabilizer with the brushless motors and make a tutorial of it?

Author — jo cu


could you build something like an imitation of a particle accelerator/collider?
You know, something like a big pvc pipe with several coils surrounded. The on/off sequences could be activated with a light barrier when a metal marble passes it. So, the coil in front of it gets activated and the coil behind the marble gets switched off.

you understand what i mean? :D

just message me^^

Author — Loki Strombringer


I was searching for this a few hours ago... Awesome speed delivery my friend! What's your secret? I was digging up brushless motors from my bin literally 3 hours ago :D
(ps. the KV value means RPM/Volts, e.g. KV100 is at 400 RPM at 4 volts)

Author — Krisztián Szirtes


great video!
 Would you consider making one about constructing an ESC, or using arduino to control a brushless motor (if that is possible)? Thanks.

Author — Grigio


is there a way to make a setup to both test the motors and the ESC's of quadcopters? what would be the best way? what would be the cheapest way?

Great content

Author — FPV Ish


@GreatScott I would really love to see how to wire up a 9 wire 3 phase motor (delta configuration from washing machine) with an ESC. Would it follow the same principles? Or can you explain me how I could do that?

Author — Expat woodworker


Very good video I always take time to watch them is a very good information thank u for keeping us informed sometimes i forget and I watch the videos and I keep going on with my projects.

Author — H2O- FPV


Your videos are superb :) No academese ("the flux cutting is propprtional to the cross product of the lagrangian transformation which as will be obvious on inspection is the second order differential equation of mah butt"), engaging style which is fun to listen to, and obviously a huge amount of knowledge behind it all :)

Author — TheDroidBay


Very nice and informative video. Could you perhaps also do a similar video on high-power LEDs and constant current drivers?

Author — vidm96


Your speed calculation for the switching frequency, depends on the pole pairs.

Calculation: electrical angle / pole pair = mechanical angle

Your big PMSM has 4 poles (N+S, N+S) so 2 pole pairs therefore the factor ~ 2

The small motor, PMSM has 7 pole pairs so 14 magnets inside, right ? ;)

The fact with the KV story is correct!

Author — Mr Lee


could you make a video about building a simple rf transmitter and receiver with an explanation of how it works. You explain everything so easy :D

Author — nourdin as


Man! Where do you get all of this equipment from?
Please make a separate video showing each of your Lab Equipment and from where to buy them. That will be great!

Author — Umair Ahmed