VEXpro Victor 884 Speed Controllers now available for discounted price

To: All FRC Teams
From: Paul Copioli, President, VEX Robotics, Inc.

VEX Robotics and Innovation First International have been proud supporters of FIRST and FRC teams for many years and, as such, are always on the lookout for ways to assist the robotics community.

In an effort to extend our support of FRC teams, I am pleased to announce we are offering a discounted price of $89.99 on VEXpro Victor 884 (12V) Speed Controllers, an FRC-legal item, effective immediately.

Since 1999, VEX Robotics and IFI have supplied approximately 60,000 VEXpro Victors to FRC teams and we will continue to support FIRST and its teams for many years to come.

We hope this decision assists teams as they move forward with purchases for their 2010 robots. Remember to check out the more than 30 FRC-legal, VEXpro products at

Good luck during the rest of the build season!

Paul Copioli
President, VEX Robotics, Inc.

Victor 884 Speed Controller FAQs

**What is the VEXpro Victor 884?
The VEXpro Victor 884 is a FRC-legal, 12V speed controller. The VEXpro Victor was designed specifically for FIRST and has been used in robotic applications since the year 1999.

How many VEXpro Victors have been used by FIRST teams?
**Since 1999, FIRST teams have used more than 60,000 VEXpro Victors.
What is the success rate of the VEXpro Victor?
**From 2000 to 2008, Innovation First sent at least one representative to each FIRST event. As such we were able to keep an extensive database of failures. The success rate for the VEXpro Victor is over 99.9%.

What has allowed the VEXpro Victor to avoid the typical speed controllers failures?
**All surface mounted components on the printed circuit boards (PCBs) and the board itself use conformal coating to isolate and protect the components and the PCB from short circuits due to metallic particles entering the housing. This is especially crucial for use in FRC, where extensive robot work after the VEXpro Victors are installed raises the chance that they could be exposed to metal shavings. **

How large is the VEXpro Victor 884?
The VEXpro Victor weighs approximately 0.25 lbs and occupies a footprint of approximately 2.5"x2". This footprint is approximately 1/3 of the size of comparable speed controllers. The VEXpro Victor is the smallest DC H-Bridge speed controller used in robotics competitions.

Is there a special price for FRC teams?
**Yes! VEXpro Victors are now available to all FRC teams for $89.99, 22% off the regular price.

That is pure awesome. Thank you Paul and VEX!


I know my team will be buying a ton of victors. Thanks Paul and IFI.