motor control circuit

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by junior_tm, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. junior_tm

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    Mar 27, 2012
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    hello guys this is my first post and i have never build a circuit before.

    im building a barn door tracker, so i can take astrophotography.

    im following instructions found in this website http://www.garyseronik.com/?q=node/52 the instructions are at the bottom.

    i was wondering is there a way i can change the power supply to 12v instead of 9v? and how would the new circuit look like?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. jimkeith

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    This will work on 12V with no problem as it is rated for up to 35V + output voltage.
    Just make sure you are using the LM317T version with a good heat sink as it will dissipate 50% more heat at 12V
     
  3. junior_tm

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    Mar 27, 2012
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    i couldnt find the 500 ohm multiturn potentiometer is there a way i can use something else?
     
  4. jwilk13

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    Digikey has multiturn pots, something similar to this one might work.
     
  5. pilko

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    If you don't have multiturn pots you could put 2 regular pots in series, say 1000 ohm and 100 ohm. One for course adjustment and the other for fine adjustment.

    pilko
     
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