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Controlling a DC Motor (Mabuchi FA-130)

Hello,

I'm trying to run a Mabuchi FA-130 (#18100) DC Motor, it uses 3V and 2.1A when stalled. However, I did some measures and when I forced the motor to stall it consumed nearly 4A, but I think this was some sort of coincidence since It has never happened again.

I'm using a circuit similar to this one posted by Simon Z in his post:

simple_dc_motor_sch.jpg

(By Simon Z and taken from http://letsmakerobots.com/node/7990)