DC Motor Driver

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Brian Krupicka

Joined Nov 1, 2014
I am utilizing a 25W L298N Dual Channel H Bridge driven by an Arduino Nano to control a DC brush type motor in a model railroad engine. All works great BUT one of the model railroad engines draws around two (2) amps which is the maximum current for the L298N. I have burned out two of the L298N modules. Is there a recommendation for a replacement that would provide slightly higher current draw?
Brian K


Joined Feb 20, 2016
I would stay away from the 3A drivers.
Go for something a lot higher so you can not blow it up easily. Like this one that can drive 2 motors...
Search for VNH2SP30


or some other board with higher current. Overkill is good when you are driving motors!