IGBT motor driver/h-bridge
February 14, 2012
I'm hoping I can get some help in regards to whether or not it would be possible to make a simple H-bridge with some IGBT's and drive them directly with an arduino. I'm looking for significantly high power IGBT's, here's one I was looking at:
Now i'm not an electronics expert, but I do understand H-bridge design at a simple level, and I realize how I could hookup 4 of these to create an h-bridge, and drive them directly from an arduino. However, if I did do that, would it be proper? Would the arduino supply enough voltage and/or current to open it up completly? Also, if I have 16 of these, 4 in parallel in each section, would it be able to drive that?
Obviously i'm looking for something pretty hefty, and what I really want is something that is modular/scalable. So that I could start with 4 total, 1 in each quadrant, and then if I realized that whatever I'm driving needs more power, I could scale it up as I need to.
Thanks for any help