SparkFun Full-Bridge Motor Driver Breakout - L298N

This is a breakout board for the L298N full-bridge dual motor driver; which comes in a staggered, Multiwatt package.

All pins of the L298N are broken out to a 15-pin 0.1" pitch header. Two mounting holes are also provided.

  • Board: 1.6x0.85 inches

SparkFun Full-Bridge Motor Driver Breakout - L298N Product Help and Resources

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  • Just want to note that you can slightly bend the leads using pliers to fit a .1" pitch breadboard across its center line.

  • Member #469276 / about 10 years ago / 1

    how can i calculate a current sensing resistor, and is it mandatory ?

  • Member #373632 / about 11 years ago / 1

    It work with Brushless motor?

  • fdjuri / about 13 years ago / 1

    Why is there a link on a ASCII image of the board? For those who can't find it, it's just below the 4th image.

    • rocketman221 / about 12 years ago / 1

      Probably for someone using a text browser like w3m or lynx.

  • dezguy / about 13 years ago / 1

    Do you need to use schotky diodes on this still? All of the circuits I've seen with this chip do?

  • Member #188362 / about 13 years ago / 1

    This board is double sided. Does that mean that I have to solder both sides or just one?

    • Just one. Generally you'll you put the IC in, flip it over and just solder on the bottom side of the board (the side with the sparkfun logo on it). The vias go all the way through the board.

Customer Reviews

4 out of 5

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Wiring the L298N into a circuit without the breakout board was very difficult to do without errors. A 15 pin socket would be even easier.

would be so much better ..............

............if the in line pins corresponded to the multiwatt pins I.E. pin 1 to pin 1, pin 2 to pin 2 etc.

It is a breakout board, it works.

I would have rated it higher if there were a few more soldering places for headers. Only having the one connection point for each pin means you have to jumper it off board. If you want to bridge the L298N or add protective diodes to the outputs, you need an additional board. Yes, it is a breakout board. Yes, it works. The price is fair and the quality is good. An additional 2 rows of 15-pin 0.1" header pads would be ideal. An additional suggestion, move the mounting holes left about 2-3mm and shave off the extra board on the right, so you can mount the multiwatt package and board flush to a heatsink surface.

Functional and simplifies adding a L298N for beginners

For those like me who are new to a lot of the IC stuff, having this mini-breakout board spread things out and make them easier to organize is awesome. Definitely recommended for breadboarding with a L298N.