Basically, Motor Driver Shield Monster Moto VNH2SP30 is essentially a ramped up version of the SparkFun Ardumoto motor driver shield. For this Monster Moto Shield, a pair of VNH2SP30 full-bridge motor drivers replacing the L298 H-bridge. Also, beefed up the support circuitry so this board is capable of driving a pair of high-current motors! The VIN and motor out are pitched for 5mm screw terminals (not included), making it easy to connect larger gauge wires required for robots with heavy DC motors or similar applications.
Note: When using this board in extreme high-demand applications it may be necessary to improve thermal performance with a heat-sink or fan and to solder the wires directly to the board instead of using a screw terminal. However, when using the board at currents up to 6A the chips will barely become noticeably warm.
Motor Driver Shield Monster Moto Specifications
- Voltage max: 16V
- Maximum current rating: 30 A
- Practical Continuous Current: 14 A
- Current sensing available to Arduino analog pin
- MOSFET on-resistance: 19 mΩ (per leg)
- Maximum PWM frequency: 20 kHz
- Thermal Shutdown
- Undervoltage and Overvoltage shutdown