Roverbase board
Roverbase board with batteries
Roverbase board with batteries and Pixhawk
Roverbase board
Roverbase board top view
Roverbase board side view

RoverBase

$72.86

The RoverBase (Rover Baseboard) is an all-in-one power management and motor controller board for small skid-steer ground rovers. It is compatible with ArduPilot and PX4 flight controllers.

It contains room for 4x 18650 batteries and provides 2x 5V power supplies and 2x brushed DC motor controllers.

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SKU: PD-ROVER Category:

Description

The RoverBase (Rover Baseboard) is an all-in-one power management and motor controller board for small skid-steer ground rovers. It is compatible with ArduPilot and PX4 flight controllers.

The RoverBase integrates the following into a single board:

  • 18650 battery power supply in a 2S2P layout (4 batteries required)
  • 2x 5V, 3A power supplies.
  • Voltage and current monitoring
  • 2x 7.4V, 1.7A brushed DC motor controllers
  • Power switches for major subsystems
  • Battery charging port

These features make the RoverBase ideal for small skid-steer ground rovers, such as the Pololu Romi or Bogie Runt Rover.

For compatibility with most ArduPilot and PX4 flight controllers, RoverBase uses a standard JST-GH port to provide power and power monitoring, as per the Pixhawk standard. Additionally, the motor controllers are compatible with the Brushed DC motor settings in ArduPilot and PX4.

There are 4 power circuits on the board:

  • Battery pass-through (AUX1), for supplying power to devices such as video transmitters or cameras.
  • Flight Controller power – 5.1V, 3A
  • Servo power (AUX2) – 5.1V, 3A. It also can supply power to other 5V devices, such as companion computers.
  • Motor Power

In addition, there are individual hardware switches for toggling power to the whole RoverBase (master power), AUX2 and motors.

Documentation is available at in the Rpanion Wiki.

 

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 9 × 11 × 2.5 cm
EU HS Code

8543909000