Motor controllers, Spark Max vs Talon SRX

Please, we are students in a Rookie team and so we are new and learning and know very little. We understand that we can use Spark Max + CIM motors for the chassis. Could we Talon SRX instead of Spark Max? What is the differences /advantages of the Spark Max versus Talon SRX? Or please point me to where I can read more about this. Thank you very much for your time.

Talon SRX / Victor SP and similar run only brushed motors, like CIMs. The Spark MAX can run either a brushed motor or it can run the brushless NEO and NEO 550 motors. At a high level at least, most of the motor controllers are basically the same when it comes to brushed motors. There are details about sensor port options and such between them that might eventually become relevant to you but I wouldn’t worry about it too much.

The biggest thing is that NEOs can only be run by a Spark MAX, but CIMs have many motor controller options.

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