SPARK MAX Overview
The REV Robotics SPARK MAX Motor Controller is an all-in-one USB, CAN, and PWM enabled motor controller that can drive both 12 V brushed and 12 V brushless DC motors. SPARK MAX is designed for use in the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC), incorporating advanced motor control in a small, easy-to-use, and affordable package. Configure and run the SPARK MAX through its built-in USB interface without needing a full control system.

Feature Summary

    Brushed and sensored-brushless motor control
    PWM, CAN, and USB control interfaces
      PWM/CAN - Locking and keyed 4-pin JST-PH
      USB - USB type C
    USB configuration and control
      Rapid configuration with a PC
    Smart control modes
      Closed-loop velocity control
      Closed-loop position control
      Follower mode
    Encoder port
      Locking and keyed 6-pin JST-PH
      3-phase hall-sensor encoder input
      Motor temperature sensor input
    Data port
      Limit switch input
      Quadrature encoder input with index
      Multi-function pin
    Mode button
      On-board motor type and idle behavior configuration
    RGB status LED
      Detailed mode and operation feedback
    Integrated power and motor wires
      12 AWG ultra-flexible silicone wire
    Passive cooling

Kit Contents

The following items are included with each SPARK MAX Motor Controller
    1 - SPARK MAX Motor Controller
    1 - USB-A male to USB-C cable
    1 - 4-pin JST-PH to CAN cable
    1 - 4-pin JST-PH to single PWM cable
    1 - PWM/CAN cable retention clip
    1 - Data port protection cap

Special Thanks

We appreciate the assistance from the community for feedback, contributing, and testing the SPARK MAX, especially Team 195 The CyberKnights.
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