0.8Amp 5V-26V DC Motor Driver Shield for Arduino (2 Channels)

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This DC motor driver shield uses L298P chip which allows control of two 5 - 26V DC brush motors with 0.8Amp continuous current each channel. This shield can be directly stacked onto standard Arduino UNO, Duemilanove, Leonardo, Mega and also CIKU (PIC18F4550).

We have added a few special features onto this shield. Motor power polarity protection, also fast test or manual control buttons for each channel of motor. Adding LSS05 (Auto-calibration line sensor) to Arduino will be easy as this shield comes with the socket for it.

The speed control is achieved through conventional PWM which can be obtained from Arduino's PWM output pin 5 and 6. The enable/disable of motor driver is controlled by Arduino pin 4 and 7, this is labeled as Signed magnitude control. You have option to configure it to become Locked Anti-phase which uses PWM signal to decide direction, speed and also start/stop of motor. The control modes can be configured from jumpers and also program.

The Motor shield can be powered directly from Arduino or from external power source (jumper to select). It is strongly encouraged to use external power supply to power the motor shield.

Specifications and Features:
  • Logic control, 5V from Arduino main board
  • Polarity protection for External motor power input
  • 2 fast test buttons for each motor channel
  • 2 indicator LEDs for each channel
  • bi-directional control of two DC brush motor
  • Motor Driven Voltage:6.5 to 12VDC(VIN Power Supply), 5.0 to 26VDC (External Power Source)
  • 0.8Amp continuous current for each channel (peak 2Amp)
  • Pin 4, 5,6,7 are used to drive two DC motor
  • Support PWM speed control
  • Support  advance speed control
  • Socket for LSS05 - Auto-Calibrating Line Sensor, doing line following robot will be easy
Compatible with:
Operating Condition
Motor Channel2
Operating Voltage (VDC)6.5 to 12 (Vin) 5.0 to 26 (External)
Peak Current (A)2 (per channel)
Continuous Current (A)0.8
Operating Modes
Arduino ShieldYes
PWM (Lock-Antiphase and Sign-Magnitude)Yes
RC Servo SignalNo
Special Protection
Polarity ProtectionYes
LEDs IndicatorYes
Test/Manual ButtonYes
Cooling FanNo
Other Features
Extra SocketSocket for LSS05
othersSelectable PWM and DIR pin


Introduction Video:


Check out this video in Bahasa Malaysia: Part 1 - Tutorial Line Following Robot:


[BM] Part 2 - Tutorial of Line Following Robot:

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