The MG996R is a metal gear servo motor with a maximum stall torque of 10 kg/cm. It offers a 180° rotation servo with a compact-sized, lightweight, high power output servo motor. This servo made of metal gear for added strength and durability. This digital servo motor receives and processes PWM signals faster. It consists of an internal circuitry that provides high torque, holding power, and faster updates in response to external forces. Hence high performance and reliability of our servos have made it the ideal choice for robotics or even the rotation of camera sliders.
In order to rotate the motor, just power the motor with +5V using the Red and Brown wire and send PWM signals to the Orange color wire. Hence we need something to generate PWM signals to make this motor work. For this, we use something like a 555 timer or other Microcontroller platforms like Arduino, PIC, ARM, or even a microprocessor like Raspberry Pie.
MG996R designed as an upgraded version of the famous MG995 servo. It features upgraded shock- roofing and a redesigned PCB and IC control system. Thus makes the module more accurate than its predecessor. The gearing and motor also upgraded to improve dead bandwidth and centering. This digital servo motor consists of a 30cm wire and 3 pin ‘S’ type female header connector that fits most receivers, including Futaba, JR, GWS, Cirrus, Blue Bird, Blue Arrow, Corona, Berg, Spektrum and Hitec..
- Used as actuators in many robots like Biped Robot, Hexapod, robotic arm, etc.
- Steering system in RC toys
- Robots where position control is required without feedback
- Multi DOF robots like humanoid robots