I need some motor driver advice
February 9, 2012
Ok all im trying to use L298N Motor Driver board ............ But im finding it to be pretty inefficent ... as in its really heavy on batterys .... Trying to run a pair of motors whch were in a robot that used 6v .... and to get them to work with this motor driver board Im having to put in 9v (not a 9v battery .... 6 * 1.5v so close to 10v) and even at this is sucking the life out of them extremly quickly eg put six fresh batterys in this morning ran a few tests on robot to day .. and down to 6.7v .... and motors wont run on motor board grrrrrrrrrrrrr. (would only run one motor from motor board from around 7.8v to 8v)
Disconnect motor board and motors running fine on same batterys.
So what would you recomend is a good motor board ..... or simple one i could make myself .... ill be using it with this project .. http://letsmakerobots.com/node/30975 ...