I would like to control two 48V DC motors (500W) from electric scooter with my Arduino.
I've bought two pwm controllers from ebay and they work excellent. Issue is that controllers have pot on them (10k linear) and I need to replace that with digital one so I can drive it from Arduino.
I've bought MCP41010 (10k digital) and connected it via SPI, it all works great for one motor. Problems arise when I want to control two motors and connect both digital pots to Arduino. It doesn't work, precisly it burns pots :(
Pwm controllers are DC6-90V and pot on them is (5V, 0-5V, 0).
Setup is following:
Arduino is powering and controlling over SPI MCP41010. Motors are connected to PWM controller and controller pot terminals are connected to MCP41010. Controller is powered with batteries (48V).
If I connect only one POT and motor controller all works fine, if I connect two, they burn out :( ?
Could using parallel connection for powering both controllers be problem?
Anyone has a clue?