# DC Motor Driver

#### Brian Krupicka

Joined Nov 1, 2014
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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

#### Alec_t

Joined Sep 17, 2013
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#### Alec_t

Joined Sep 17, 2013
10,384
That TI chip is rated for only 1A output .

#### shortbus

Joined Sep 30, 2009
6,987
That TI chip is rated for only 1A output .
On each half bridge, and there are 4 on the chip. OOPS! I saw L293, not L298.

Joined Jul 18, 2013
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There is the LMD1820 on a board for a couple 's on ebay, good for 3Amps.
Max.