Description: This is essentially a ramped up version of our Ardumoto motor driver shield. For this SparkFun Monster Moto Shield we’ve replaced the L298 H-bridge with a pair of VNH2SP30 full-bridge motor drivers. We’ve 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 our 5mm screw terminals (not included), making it easy to connect larger gauge wires.
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 (in addition to the myriad other complications present in a high-current system) However, when using the board at currents up to 6A the chips will barely become noticeably warm.
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So I ordered this to resolve a over heating issue using an arduino motor shield. Worked great. I can run my bot now using 2x12v dc motors without issue.
My initial order a capacitor popped from a bad unit and the team at sparkfun responded quickly and got me a replacement for my project and answered my setup questions.