Motor and Stepper Shield for Arduino
Motor and Stepper Shield for Arduino - The Motor& Stepper Shield is based on the dual channel motor driver IC L298P, it is the upgrade version of the Motor Shield , which is based on L298N. Basically, these two boards have the same usage, but the Motor& Stepper Shield has the following upgrades:
The Motor& Stepper Shield uses the L298P and lower heatsink, to make the Motor& Stepper Shield stackable.
Smaller Current Resistance.
The Motor& Stepper Shield uses smaller current resistance, which is 0.5 ohm, 5W. It can support 3A current at max, which meets the shield’s specifications.
Switch to power on/off
The switch helps to power on/off the Motor& Stepper Shield, which make it more convenient in using, especially in your building& debugging.
Control Selector Removed.
To avoid any confusion, especially for beginner, the control selector removed, need 3 Arduino Pins to control each motor.
More Reliable layouts.
To ensure the L298P works in best status, the PCB layout meets the max current 2A requirments.
More LED Indicators.
There are 8 LEDs to indicate the Power, RST, Speed, Directions, to help user get the detailed information of working status.
Frequently Asked Questions about Motor and Stepper Shield for Arduino
Q1: An Arduino Motor with Stepper Shield is what?
A motor and stepper shield for Arduino is a piece of hardware designed to drive DC and stepper motors using an Arduino board. It provides a simple and useful way to communicate with motors and control their direction and speed.
Q2: What types of motors can an Arduino Motor and Stepper Shield control?
The Motor and Stepper Shield for Arduino may be used to control two DC motors or one stepper motor. DC motors with voltage ratings of up to 12V and current ratings of up to 1.2A may be controlled with this shield. It can also control bipolar or unipolar stepper motors with a maximum current rating of 1.2A per phase.
Q3: How are the Arduino Motor Stepper Shield and Arduino board connected?
Through the pins on the shield, the Arduino Motor and Stepper Shield are linked to the Arduino board. The pins on the shield align with the equivalent pins on the Arduino board when it is stacked on top of the latter. The motors are powered via a power input that is also included on the shield.
Q4: What are the benefits of utilizing an Arduino Motor and Stepper Shield?
A straightforward and practical method of controlling motors with an Arduino board is made possible by the Motor and Stepper Shield for Arduino. It streamlines the motor interface procedure and does away with the requirement for intricate motor control circuits. Separating the sensitive electronics of the Arduino board from the high voltage and current of the motors also protects the Arduino board.
Q5: How can I use an Arduino Motor and Stepper Shield to control the speed and direction of a DC motor?
The PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) signal produced by the Arduino board may be used to regulate the speed and direction of a DC motor. The direction of the motor may be controlled using the shield's two H-bridge motor drivers. The PWM signal may be changed to regulate the motor's speed.
Q6: How can I use an Arduino Motor and Stepper Shield to control the speed and direction of a Stepper motor?
The step and direction signals produced by the Arduino board may be used to control the speed and direction of a stepper motor. Stepper motor control is possible using the shield's stepper motor driver. The direction signal controls the direction of rotation, while the step signal is utilized to step the motor.
Q7: What coding languages are supported by the Arduino board equipped with a Motor and Stepper Shield?
The C++-based Arduino programming language may be used to program the Arduino board. Writing, compiling, and uploading code to the Arduino board is made simple and convenient by the Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment).
Q8: Are there any restrictions when utilizing an Arduino Motor and Stepper Shield?
The maximum current rating for the Motor and Stepper Shield for Arduino is 1.2A per phase, which restricts the size of the motors that may be controlled. It may not be appropriate for more complicated motor control applications since it can only handle two DC motors or one stepper motor. Additionally, if the motors are used at high currents for prolonged periods, the shield could need extra cooling procedures.
- The Logic Control Voltage: 4.5~5.5V
- Motor Supply Voltage: 6~15V
- Max Drive Current: 2A
- Maximum Power Dissipation: 25W (T = 75 degree Celsius)
- Operating Temperature: -25 degree Celsius ~ +130 degree Celsius
- Output Duty Range: 0%~100%
The heat sink may becomes hot when working with drive current more than 1 A. Do not touching the heat sink to avoid scalding.
- Motor& Stepper Shield PCBA x 1
- 14mmx14mm heatsink x 1
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