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L298P Dual Motor Driver Shield

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This Dual Motor Driver from DFRobot is designed to the Arduino Shield standard, making it both easy to use and powerful for robotics applications.

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Motor Drivers are fantastic tools that have a vital place in the average Maker’s home, allowing us to turn electrical energy into mechanical motion with relative ease for all kinds of fun and functional purposes. However, if you really want to drive motors with high power, you need the right kinds of Motor Drivers for the job. This is why we’re on a constant lookout for drivers with varying ratings and costs, so that you, as a Maker who loves to build, can easily find the exact drivers you need for your particular project, without spending more than you need while still getting the power your project needs to operate at maximum effectiveness.

These L298P Dual Motor Driver Shields are cleverly designed DC Motor Drivers that can drive dual DC motors simultaneously at up to 2A total. They have been built according to the classic Arduino Shield standard, and this means that they ultra-easy to use, with built-in compatibility for full sized Arduino Boards like the Arduino UNO, with support for powering the motors both via the Arduino VIN pin, but also externally for even more powerful driving capabilities. This makes it a perfect choice for light to moderate Robotics and electronics projects, such as building small robotic buddies to carry things around or track a local environment, while the relatively low cost also adds some extra value to what is already a great deal.


L298P Dual Motor Driver Shield  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Supplier


  • Motor Driver IC

– L298P

  • No. of Simultaneous Motors

– 2

  • Interfacing Style

– Arduino Shield

  • Logic Voltage

– 5V DC

  • Driving Voltage

– 6.5V to 12V via VIN

– 4.8V to 35V via External

  • Driving Current

– 2A

  • PWM Support

– Yes

  • Phase-Locked Loop Support

– Yes

  • Dimensions

– 55 x 55mm


Typical Applications for the L298P Dual Motor Driver Shield:

In terms of the electrical properties of this motor driver shield, it offers support for both PWM and PLL control, and can be operated with as few as 15 lines of Arduino code, making it great for both beginners and veterans in robotics. Furthermore, with a HIGH trigger of only 2.3V and a LOW trigger of 1.5V, these can even be utilised with 3.3V Microcontrollers as well, making it a surprisingly versatile board that, despite being designed as a shield, can be used for almost any electronics projects that you have on the go.

So whether you’re Making a robotic buddy to bring you drinks while you watch TV, an automatic washing line that keeps your clothes from getting rained on, or almost any other project involving ever-common DC Motors, you can rest assured that this little motor driver shield is ready to offer the power your project needs to operate at its best.


Additional Resources:

  • For more information, instructions on how to use this board, as well as handy resources like Sample Code for Arduino and Pin Allocation info, visit the official DFRobot 2x2A DC Motor Shield Wiki. Bear in mind that this wiki mentions L298N, but the information is still viable for the more recent version, which features an L298P IC.


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L298P Dual Motor Driver Shield

L298P Dual Motor Driver Shield

As self-proclaimed “Robo-holics”, DFRobot is a company comprised of over 100 staff members, of which 30% are engineers who love to build robots. It was started in 2008 with the goal of embracing and promoting open-source hardware, with a core focus on Arduino, Raspberry Pi and their very own LattePanda development boards. Since then, DFRobot have manufactured over 1300 unique modules, sensors and components that all work together and complement each other, allowing users like us to enjoy a full spectrum of cutting edge robotics and electronics without having to pay premium prices.

With the primary goal of developing and manufacturing great quality products, while making them accessible to as many people as possible, DFRobot are rapidly becoming one of the most common-place brands in the world of open-source robotics and electronics. With more than 1300 products developed in-house, and an impressive range of different categories and specialisations, there are few brands in the world who can compete in terms of quality, accessibility and genuine innovation.