Sabertooth Dual 5A Motor Driver for R/C


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  1. Operating Voltage(VDC): 6-18
  2. Peak Current (A): 10
  3. Continuous Current (A): 5
  4. No. of Channels: 2
  5. Synchronous regenerative drive
  6. Ultra-sonic switching frequency
  7. Thermal and overcurrent protection
  8. Lithium protection mode-compatible with: 6-12 cell NiMH or NiCd, 2s-4s LiPo, 6V or 12V lead acid (not 18+V lead acid!)


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Category: Dimension Engineering Motor Drivers
Tags: DC motor driver, DC Motor Speed Controller, Dual Channel Motor Driver, Sabertooth, Sabertooth 5A

Sabertooth Dual 5A Motor Driver for R/C is a dual motor driver specifically optimized for use in radio controlled vehicles. It is suitable for small robots, cars, and boats, and especially well suited for the Antweight and Beetleweight classes of fighting robots.

Out of the box, it can supply two DC brushed motors with up to 5A each. Peak currents of 10A are achievable for a few seconds. Overcurrent and thermal protection mean you’ll never have to worry about killing the driver with accidental stalls or by hooking up too big a motor.

This R/C version comes with an invert channel and options for exponential control, autocalibration, and built-in mixing. The operating mode is set with the onboard DIP switches so there are no jumpers to lose. Sabertooth is the first synchronous regenerative motor driver in its class.

The regenerative topology means that your batteries get recharged whenever you command your robot to slow down or reverse. Sabertooth also allows you to make very fast stops and reverses – giving your vehicle a quick and nimble edge.

Sabertooth has a built in 5V BEC that can provide power to a microcontroller or R/C receiver. The lithium cutoff mode allows Sabertooth to operate safely with lithium ion and lithium polymer battery packs – the highest energy density batteries available. Sabertooth’s transistor is a switch at ultrasonic speeds (32kHz) for silent operation.

Use of this motor drivers with cheap AC adapters is not recommended. Use a battery or at least put a battery in parallel with a DC supply.

Sabertooth Sabertooth 2X10 Rc Dipsv2

Connection Diagram

Sabertooth Robu 1 4

  1. Ant/Beetleweight combat robots
  2. Differential drive robots up to 25lb
  3. Radio controlled tanks, cars, and boats
  4. Autonomous cyborg cats

Need more power? Take a look at Sabertooth dual 12A motor driver for R/C 


  1. 5A continuous per channel, 10A peak
  2. Synchronous regenerative drive
  3. Ultra-sonic switching frequency
  4. Thermal and overcurrent protection
  5. Lithium protection mode-compatible with: 6-12 cell NiMH or NiCd, 2s-4s LiPo, 6V or 12V lead acid (not 18+V lead acid!)

Package Includes:

1 x Sabertooth Dual 5A Motor Driver for R/C
1 x Mounting Nut Bolt Set
1 x Quick Start Guide Manual

Useful Links:

Using a SyRen/Sabertooth with an ATX (or similar) DC power supply

Building a simple robot

Driver Model

Sabertooth Dual 5A

Operating Voltage (VDC):

6 ~ 18

Peak Current (A)


Continuous Current (A)


No. of Channels


Battery Protection Mode


Over-Current Protection (A)


Thermal Protection


LED Indicator


Cooling Fan


Arduino Sheild

No- can be used with Wire connection

Dimensions (LxWxH) mm

45 x 40 x 13

Weight (g):


Shipping Weight 0.03 kg
Shipping Dimensions 6 × 5 × 4 cm
3 Months Warranty

This item is covered with a standard supplier warranty of 3 months from the time of delivery against manufacturing defects only. This is a quality product & only manufacturing defects are covered under this warranty. Replacement will be done against manufacturing defects.

What voids warranty:

If the product is subject to misuse, tampering, static discharge, accident, water or fire damage, use of chemicals & soldered or altered in any way.

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Country Of Origin: USA

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