Frequently Asked Questions

Why a solenoid isn’t digital

What is brushless DC motor cogging  and how do I get rid of it?

What is power density and how does it affect my choice of motor?

Good writing practice: Things to think about when wiring up a motor controller

Can I drive a sensored brushless DC (BLDC) motor with a sensorless brushless DC motor controller?

What technical support do you offer?

What costs are involved in modifying an existing ‘off the shelf’ stepper motor controller or BLDC Motor Driver?

Can I purchase the full intellectual property of a custom stepper motor driver or brushless ESC?

How complex can the programming of the standard range of Zikodrive Stepper Motor Controllers or Brushless Motor Drivers be?

How does closed loop control of brushless motors work, what brushless motor controllers do I need and what are the advantages?

The different types and terms used to describe brushless motor controllers (including ESCs, controllers, drivers and more)

Can I use a sensorless brushless motor controller to start a sensorless brushless motor under load?

Can I use ZDBL Series sensorless brushless motor controllers for dosing applications?

Is a Brushless DC (BLDC) motor and controller right for my application?

Can I replace an existing DC motor with a brushless DC (BLDC) motor?

What is a Sensorless Brushless motor and how does it work?

What is a sensored BLDC motor and what brushless motor controller (Brushless ESC) can I use with them?

What is microstepping and how it can be used to improve stepper motor performance?

What are the main differences between a stepper motor driver and a stepper motor controller?

Can a motor (and controller) maintain a fixed speed under variable load with stepper or brushless motors?

The Main Advantages of Using Stepper Motors

How to replace a brushed DC motor with a stepper motor

What’s the maximum speed I can get with a stepper motor?

NEMA motor frame sizes and what they mean…

What user interfaces can I use with Zikodrive Motor Controllers?

The difference between single shaft and double shaft motors?

Find the right motor controller for your motor…

What is a torque speed curve and why is it important?

Choosing a motor for your project or application

How does back-EMF control of sensorless brushless motors work and what brushless motor controllers do I need to use this?