Sabertooth Dual 12A 6V-24V Regenerative Motor Driver

Dimension EngineeringSKU: RB-Dim-42
Manufacturer #: SABERTOOTH 2X12

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  • Dual 12A 6V-24V regenerative motor driver
  • Ultra-sonic switching frequency
  • Thermal and overcurrent protection 
  • Lithium protection mode
  • Input modes: Analog, R/C, simplified serial, packetized serial

This Sabertooth Dual 12A 6V-24V Regenerative Motor Driver is the new version of the Sabertooth 2x10 motor controller. It is one of the most versatile, efficient, and easy-to-use dual motor drivers on the market. It is suitable for medium-powered robots - up to 30 lbs in combat or 100 lbs for general-purpose robotics. Out of the box, the Sabertooth can supply two DC brushed motors with up to 12A each. Peak currents of 25A 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. Please see the documents in useful links for more information.

Sabertooth Dual 12A 6V-24V Regenerative Motor Driver

Sabertooth allows you to control two motors with: analog voltage, radio control, serial and packetized serial. You can build many different robots of increasing complexity for years to come with a Sabertooth. Sabertooth has independent and speed+direction operating modes, making it the ideal driver for differential drive (tank style) robots and more. The operating mode is set with the onboard DIP switches so there are no jumpers to lose. Sabertooth features screw terminal connectors - making it possible for you to build a robot without even soldering.

  • 1x Sabertooth Dual 12A 6V-24V Regenerative Motor Driver


  • 64 x 75 x 16 mm
  • Mounting hole configuration: 1.5 x 2 inch

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Best brushed motor driver!

Best brushed motor driver!

Very versatile motor driver

This motor driver has a wealth of options that are useful in any robotics project. Here are some things I’m using: * LiPo cut-off that automatically detects the number of cells in your battery pack * Really simple ‘simplified serial’ communication. Perfect in combination with the Raspberry Pi I’m using. * Perfect motor control, even at low speed * great documentation I do wish the BEC would provide a bit more power. As it is, I can’t use it to power the Pi and sensors. Awesome product! :)

Good settings with bad quality

I purchased it for Lynxmotion A4WD1 V2 chassis. Aluminum plate was twisted from factory. When I screwed it to flat bottom firmly one of radiators fеll off. I had to use thermal paste for computer CPU heathink and glued on perimeter by CA glue. Still there till now. Originally I played with robot controlled by Arduino. Then robot wasn't in use for one and half year. I cleaned up dust, removed Arduino Mega and put RC receiver to play outside as rover with FPV gear. Internal BEC is not enough for receiver with one normal size servo (camera pan mount). FPV equipment had power from separate Lipo. Power drops, robot stucks and servo goes to end of range. I disconnected servo and everything was fine. I had about 30 minutes of fun with 2-3 brakes. Yesterday I added separate 3A BEC to power receiver with servo. Obviously with two signal wires from receiver to motor driver I should connect ground line. Several minutes everything was Ok, then robot stuck just on flat floor without any forse on it like obstacles or something. In several seconds magic smoke came from motor driver despite the statement that it has all kind of protections. I meashured voltage and current when robot runs. Maximum (full throttle) was 1.8 amperes for four motors. Nothing for this motor driver. By specifications 120 RPM motors have 5A stall current. So, I expected some room (2A per channel) for safety but alas. Robotshop, is this covered by warranty or I should throw it in the trash? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Comment from RobotShop: Yes, this product is under warranty for a period of one year. Regards,

Sabertooth Drive

As advertised, powerful software but easy to use. Plenty of power for your motors.


First you can tell that a Lot of effort & knowledge went into the making of this board. It is made to take all of the guess work out of having to think about the controller for Robots. It not only allows for wasy setup but, the biard can actually recharge your batteries! Setup takes less than a couple of minutes, and it readily hands between 2-4 servos. It is almost plug and play. And it is so GREAT that I will buy another one. Don't waste your time buying a different Board- Because THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED!!! And it has a Great Price. GREAT WORK- Dimension Engineering!

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