Connecting and Configuring the Motor Controller 55

The Motor Controller 55 allows the V5 Brain to connect to Direct Current (DC) Motors. Follow the steps below to learn how to connect a DC Motor to the Motor Controller 55 and configure it as a device in VEXcode, enabling its use in coding projects.

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Connecting the Motor Controller 55

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Make sure that the screws are fully loosened. Then, connect the DC Motor to the Motor Controller 55. 

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Tighten the screws on the Motor Controller 55 completely. This ensures the wires connecting to the DC Motor are secure and won't shift.

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Once the Motor Controller 55 is attached to the V5 Brain, it will need to be added as a device in VEXcode.

Configuring the Motor Controller 55

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Configure the Motor Controller 55 in VEXcode.

Add a new device and select MC55.

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Select which port the Motor Controller 55 is connected to.

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Customize the settings to match the DC Motor that the Motor Controller 55 is connected to.

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Select Done.

The DC Motor will now be able to be controlled with the Motor Controller 55.

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