Rugged Motor Driver

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Rugged Motor Driver


The Rugged Motor Driver shield is a motor driver for two brush DC motors or one bipolar stepper motor. Rated for 30V and 2.8A peak current operation, the Rugged Motor Driver is the solution for powerful motion. The shield is directly compatible with the Ruggeduino, Arduino Uno, Duemilanove, and Mega, or can be used as a standalone motor driver with any microcontroller board. What makes it rugged? Protection against reverse voltage, shorted motors, electrostatic discharge, overcurrent, and overtemperature. Fully assembled and ready to work right out of the box, the Rugged Motor Driver delivers power and ruggedness at an affordable price.

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Features include:

  • Operation from 8V-30V and 2.8A peak per phase
  • Reverse voltage protection
  • Simple enable/direction interface
  • Use external power or Arduino power
  • Assembled, with terminal blocks and pin headers included
  • Stacking headers
  • Four status LED’s
  • Configurable control pins for driving multiple motors
  • You can parallel the phases for double the current

Please visit the Technical Information page for full details on usage.