l298N motor driver one terminal is not working.

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Joined Mar 2, 2021
Hello guys, Im beginner in this field, so pls be patient with me. So here's my question, Why is one of the terminal (they call it motor1 ) of l298n not working but the other side(the motor 2 ) is working. By the why I am using 2 linear actuator same 12v and my power supply is 12v and i did the 5v connected to the 12v supply. Also did the change position thing, I put my linear actuator 1 to the terminal of linear actuator 2. That is why I am sure that Terminal 1 or what they call motor 1 is damage.

I was able to replace the l298n because my first l298n was damaged and then I replaced it so now it is the second one I use and it has been damaged over and over again then I found out they have the same fault.

what would be the possible reason why i encounter this kind of problem? and can it still be fixed? because it cost a lot.


Joined Sep 30, 2009
Show your schematic. As it is actually wired. You do have both #1 and #2 controls wired to your signal source don't you?