These devices are extend the output abilities of microcontrollers so they can link with more Servos. Using a Serial Data Stream with a simple 2 wire protocol - you can usually control 6 additional Servos.

SSC’s are based upon small, mass produced MicroControllers which take those signals, and stores the instructions - maintaining the Servos at the desired position.

They have a very small footprint - mostly dictated by the connectors. Most good robot component stores have at least one range.

These have mostly been replaced by I2c equivalents capable of controlling 16 servo motors, based on the PCA9685.

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