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Powering Servo Motor via breadboard to MyRIO

I am working on a uni project which involves controlling a SG5010 TowerPro Servo Motor using myRIO and LabVIEW. I have created a LabVIEW VI which can control a SG92R Micro Servo over a pulse width of 0.5ms-2.5ms with 50Hz frequency with no issues.

I purchased the SG5010 servo as I need a stronger motor for this project, but when when I run the code it makes a ticking noise and doesn’t move consistently. The motor is connected to the +5V power output pin on the myRIO which has a maximum current current draw of 100mA. It seems that this +5V pin doesn’t supply enough current to power the SG5010 servo, but could be fixed with an external power source connected via a breadboard.


What type of power supply (voltage/current) can be used to control the SG5010 servo motor? I heard that servo motors can be powered using 4xAA batteries or a LiPo battery but I am not sure what current is required and what the best rechargeable or wall outlet option is.


Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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You are right, current is a critical parameter for any motor.


I found the below parameters:




The resource is here.

15V power outputs seem can't deliver enough current. In this case, will be better to find an additional source to power the motor.

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