I need help wiring a 12v DC motor to go in both directions

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by thaddeus333, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. thaddeus333

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 27, 2010
    I am trying to wire a 12v DC motor to go 180 degrees in one direction and then stop and return the 180 degress in the other direction. I have found the a 6v power supply will give me the speed I am looking for. I just don;t understand how to run both polarities into the same motor in order to get the change in directions. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks from a first time poster.
  2. Bernard

    AAC Fanatic!

    Aug 7, 2008
    Is this a gear speed reduced motor? Might use cam & roller switch or optical position sensing to control an "H" bridge. Lots of inf. on H bridges on AAC.