L293D breakout enables you to control two low power DC motors. With this breakout we can control the direction as well as the speed of the DC motor. This breakout has a separate ports for connecting Motors and drive supply.This breakout can be mounted anywhere using screws.
L293D DC motor driver is a dual H-bridge motor driver IC. It can drive two motors simultaneously in both directions. It can also be used to control the speed of the motors in both the directions.
It has three 2 pin screw terminal ports out of which one port is named as ‘drive supply’ and the other two ports are named as ‘Load A’ and ‘Load B’. Drive supply port is connected with power source which is required to drive the motors. Load A and Load B ports can be connected to separate DC motors.
It has a interfacing port with 7 pins named as G, V, EN, A1, A2, B1, B2. Here G represents Ground, V represents VCC, EN represents enable and A1 & A2,B1 & B2 represents the data pins. A1 & A2 controls the motor at load A and B1 & B2 controls the motor at load B.
- Operating voltage: 5V
- Drive Supply Voltage : 4.5 – 36 V
- Continuous Output Current : 600 mA or 0.6 A (per channel)
Manual contains all required information for interfacing along with example codes.