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

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3.7 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.