Brushless Drivers/Controllers
Brushless Drivers/Controllers

Anaheim Automation's Brushless DC Controllers are designed for high-volume OEM applications, keeping a low unit cost as the primary objective. Covering a wide range of motors, these quality controllers are available in input power ranges from 6-50VDC or 85-135VAC. Choose from 0-5VDC analog input control, or simply turn a potentiometer - it's that easy! Providing peak power up to 1500 Watts and peak current up to 60Amps, these brushless DC controllers deliver unsurpassed performance and quality, at an affordable price! For information on a custom BLDC controller, contact an Anaheim Automation Applications Engineer.


  • Input Ranges: 6 to 50VDC
  • Max Power: 24 to 250 Watts
  • Peak Current: 3 to 10Amps
  • Low-Cost Speed Controllers
  • Covers a Wide Range of Motors
  • Printed Circuit Board Style
  • Overcurrent and Undervoltage Protection
  • Input Ranges: 10 to 50VDC or 85 to 135VAC
  • Max Power: 36 to 500 Watts
  • Peak Current: 3 to 60Amps
  • Low-Cost Speed Controllers
  • Covers a Wide Range of Motors
  • Huge Selection, Six Different Series Offered
  • Printed Circuit Board and Enclosed Styles
  • Over-Current and Under-Voltage Protection
  • Input Ranges: 20 to 50VDC, or 85 to 135VAC
  • Max Power: 750 to 1,500 Watts
  • Peak Current: 15 to 60Amps
  • Low-Cost Speed Controllers
  • Covers a Wide Range of Motors
  • Three Different Series Offered
  • Enclosed Styles
  • Over-Current and Under-Voltage Protection
Fundamentals of Brushless Drivers/Controllers

Frequently Asked Questions
Can different ranges of voltage be applied to the driver/controller?
Yes, different voltages can be applied to Anaheim Automation's Brushless Drivers and Controllers. There is a minimum/maximum input voltage necessary to power the controller. Please refer to the User Manual of each unit for complete specifications.

Can DC or AC voltages be applied to the driver/controller?
Yes. Anaheim Automation has a wide variety of Brushless Drivers and Controllers which can use DC, AC, or both types of input voltages. Please refer to the controllers User Manual for complete specifications on the type of input voltage required for proper functionality.

Why is the red light on?
Many of Anaheim Automation's Brushless Drivers and Controllers come equipped with a red LED indicator for a fault. The Fault LED is to alert the user of the following conditions:

1. Over-Current
2. Over-Voltage
3. Improper Hall Sensor Input
4. Freewheel
5. Thermal Shutdown

Please refer to the user manual of the brushless driver for proper hook up and use.

What does the green light mean on a driver/controller?
The Green LED on our Brushless Drivers and Controllers illuminate when power is supplied to the unit. If power is applied to the unit and the Green LED does not turn on, disconnect power to the unit immediately. Check to see if the wires are correctly connected to the driver. Refer to the units User Manual for a proper wiring diagram.

What is the difference between open loop and closed loop?
Many of Anaheim Automation's Brushless Drivers and Controllers offer open-loop and close-loop control. The difference between the two is feedback control.

An open-loop controller or a non-feedback controller is a controller type that computes its input into a system using only the current stated and its model of the system. As the load is increased on the shaft, the speed the shaft turns (RPM) will slow down. An open-loop controller does not compensate for load in order to maintain speed.

A closed-loop controller uses a sensor to monitor the system output and feeds the data to a controller which adjusts the speed as necessary to maintain the desired system output. For example, when the load on a motor shaft is increased, the monitoring system will compensate for this increase load and apply more current through the motor. This will allow the motor to maintain the speed it is turning.

Can I hook up multiple motors to one driver?
In most cases this is possible. It depends on what your application is and if the Brushless Drivers and Controllers will still be able to run within its limits. The slave motor however without the commutation hall sensors attached to the driver might run hotter as the phasing is being controlled by the master motor.

What does the yellow light signify on my brushless driver/controller?
The yellow LED light on our Brushless Drivers and Controllers indicate that the motor is receiving the proper switching sequence to allow the motor to turn. This is evident in the controller receiving the proper hall sensor sequence from the brushless motor.

Why isn’t my motor running?
A motor not turning can be a result of numerous things. Easy steps to check this would be to ensure the motor is hooked up to the driver correctly, check to make sure the voltage necessary to power the driver is applied, the motor hall sensors are connected properly and have the correct voltages, there is no mechanical interference not allowing the motor to turn, or an internal error with the BLDC controller. Please refer to the troubleshooting section of our Brushless Drivers and Controllers for more details.

What is the IP rating for Anaheim Automation Brushless Drivers/Controllers?
Anaheim Automation's Brushless Drivers and Controllers follow the criteria of IP20 rating. For full details please contact an Application Engineer.

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