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※ CM-5 is not produced currently; it is not sold any longer.


Name of Each Part

[ Name of each part : CM5 ]



[ PLAY ]


Connecting Power

A rechargeable battery is installed in CM-5. If the rechargeable battery is charged, the device is ON when the power switch is set to ON.  If you try to connect to external power without using the charger, the power is connected when SMPS is plugged and the power switch is set to ON.  If the power is connected, the Power LED is turned on, and one of the mode LEDs flickers.


How to Operate

※ If the power is not turned on in spite of moving the switch to ON, the internal batteries may have been discharged.

     Please refer to Charging to recharge, or connect the power using SMPS.

※ If START button is pressed, the LED on PLAY is not supposed to be flickering any more; that is the normal status of the execution.



※ For CM-5, the firmware must be updated to use Roboplus instead of the Behavior Control Programmer(the old version).

Please refer to Firmware Update on how to updated firmware in RoboPlus Manager.

RoboPlus Motion  


RoboPlus Task  

RoboPlus Manager  



Connecting to a PC

PC Link(Serial Cable) of CM-5 and Serial Port of PC must be connected using serial cable to communicaiton with PC. If you want to use Bioloid on the laptop without a serial port, you can communicate with PC using USB2Dynamixel.  (The USB2Dynamixel is sold separately.)

Connecting Wireless Communication Module




To move a robot when it is not connected with SMPS, you have to use a battery. If the battery is discharged, please use by charging it according to following procedures.


[1] Connect SMSPS on CM-5.



[2] Turn on the power of CM-5.


[3] Press the 'U' button on CM-5.


While the CM-5 is being charged, the power LED blinks. The speed of blinking shows how much it is left before finishing the charging. CM-5.
It will be more faster as it completes the charging. Once the charging is done, it will blink for every 2 seconds.  


Replacing the Fuse

The fuse prevents the over power that flows in the CM-5 which can damage the circuit.

If the CM-5 does not turn on with the battery but turns on when connected to the SMPS, replace your fuse.

If a fuse is disconnected, followings will happen.  

※ The fuse used for CM-5 is available in near electric shops.
( Fuse Volume : 220V/5A )



H/W Specification

o      Allowed Range : 7V ~ 12V

o      Recommended Voltage : 11.1V (Li-PO 3cell)

o      When IDLE  : 50mA

o      Total Maximum Current : 5A (Fuse)

o      AX/MX Series Dynamixel Connector : 2



Using RoboPlus Manager (for CM-5)

Charging the Battery