Nick Kirkby

how do i figure out hall sensor spacing?

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“sensored” brushless motors typically use three bipolar latching hall sensors (like these Allegro A1250s) spaced 120 electrical degrees to make the classic 6 step block commutation waveforms that look like this:

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the “bipolar latching”-ness makes them less susceptible to noise. The field reading must cross zero, plus a bit of threshold before the sensor changes state.

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