A circuit which allows power to be applied to a load in either direction. Often used for reversible motor control.

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H-Bridge Instant Death

I have a DRV8840 that I am trying to use. I have burned up about 10 of them trying to get it working. For this application, I need the H-Bridge to Current Limit and Brake the motor. Max current ...
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Will this H-Bridge and it's driver work?

I am creating a half bridge, I though about it a bit and came up with this idea First for the controlling side we have a typical 555 timer wired up like this (But the resistors are variable ...
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H-bridge/buck converter with negative and positive voltage range

as already questioned here, i am still working on peltier controllers. For that I am using a stepper motor driver (h-bridge) with a low-pass LC filter and the peltier element behind, as Olin Lathrop ...
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Connecting diodes to a motor in H-bridge

I'm attempting to design a three wheeled toy that is controlled by a remote connected with it via a cable. I first designed it with relays, however I had to change to transistors due to contrast ...
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How to regen a DC motor from the high-side of a boost converter?

I am planning to drive a 24v motor from a 12v battery, using a DC-DC boost circuit to generate the 24v and an H-bridge to PWM drive the motor. A problem arises when the motor goes into the regen ...
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Bidirectional solid state switch for solenoid

I'm building a circuit to control a flip dot display, which is basically a matrix of solenoids which you control with bidirectional current across the 25 columns and 7 rows of the board. The ...
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Are peltier elements polarized?

I'm looking to add a peltier element to one of my projects. However, I want to sometimes heat and sometimes cool, depending on the ambient temperatures on both sides of the element. Image ...
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Why have my MOSFET drivers blown in this H-Bridge?

I've built a discrete H-Bridge circuit to run a reasonably beefy 12V windscreen wiper motor. The circuit is below (EDIT: see here for a bigger PDF, StackExchange doesn't seem to let you expand the ...
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H-bridge acting strange [closed]

I am making a robot with two coin batteries rated at 3V and using ATMega164 microcontroller. I am trying to run the motors in both directions for which I am using an h-bridge. I need it to be surface ...
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Why is a resistor put before the gate of a transistor?

In most of the H-bridge driver circuits I've come across so far, there's a resistor in the path of the signal to the gate/base of the mosfets/BJTs, like in the images below why is it put there ? ...
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Controlling a Stepper-Motor with 2 H-bridges

I think that I may have come up with a possible way to control a bipolar stepper motor using 2 simple H-bridges. The idea is to control the direction and the steps of the motor by switching the ...
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Severe ringing when high side MOSFET in half bridge circuit switches on

I have designed a PCB (intended as a prototyping building block) that has a IR2113 high and low side gate driver driving two IRF3205 (55V, 8mΩ, 110A) power MOSFETs in half-bridge configuration: ...
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Latching Relay Driving Idea

I need to drive a 9V latching relay with single cell lipo 3.7V battery. So I designed a boost convertor. It brings 3.7V to 9V and than drive the latching relay with H-Bridge. But with this design so ...
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What is meant constant voltage control of h-bridge

I am using LV8075LP as the h-bridge to drive small 3V, 90mA coin vibration motor. I came across a few terms that I need to understand. Constant voltage control Output full drive Also, can I use ...
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Using single microcontroller PWM output for 2 h-bridges

I am using ATMega16L and I'm using two DC motors to build an autonomous robot. I want to use an h-bridge to control the two motors. Can I use a single PWM output from say Timer1 on the microcontroller ...
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How does this H-bridge circuit work?

I am trying to repair an old radio-controlled toy car. It would only go backward, and forward movement would stutter. After some investigating, it turned out that one of the H-bridge NPN transistors ...
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Complementary H-Bridge Motor control

I have some concerns in a motor control board I designed. Sometimes the MOSFETs unexpectedly start to burn. I suspect one of the reasons is the thin track (0.2mm) I have in my flexible board (0.2mm), ...
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H-Bridge out of 2 (1 PNP, 1 NPN) Darlington Arrays

I need to control, with a µC, 4 single-coil latching relays and I am exploring various options. My first bet would be a H-Bridge. Since H-bridge ICs are quite expensive and are mostly designed to ...
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Using L293 H-Bridge to drive DC motor with PWM

I want to drive an DC motor with ability both to change direction, and torque. Obvious solution: PWM + H-Bridge. I've been planning to use a PSoC4 for controller, and L293DNE for the H-bridge, which ...
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Something better than an H-bridge to drive motor?

Is there something better than an H-bridge to drive two motors using the ATmega8 with a 7V power supply? My teacher said the H-bridge overheats and is bad. Is there a better solution? For instance: ...
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How can I design this pull up without wasting current/performance?

I want to move the low side enable switch of my H-bridge onto the high side, because for safety reasons it's better to turn off the tap than plug the drain. I'm powering a 24V, 35W BLDC, so it's ...
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Losses in MOSFET

Currently I am working on an H-Bridge. To drive the MOSFETs on the H-Bridge, I have used PWM signals (5V). Voltage supply at MOSFET is 12V. When I provide 5V PWM to the gate, the MOSFET heats up but ...
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L293D overheating

I have an old RC car. I removed all electronic from it, just left the plastic and the DC motors. It has 2 DC motors(1 for moving, 1 for left/right). I decided to attach arduino to it, while ...
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Why flyback diode is preferred over fwd body diode of MOSFET in case of H-Bridge?

Why flyback diode is preferred over fwd body diode of Mosfet in case of H-Bridge? Can fwd body diode of MOSFET can serve the purpose of flyback diode?
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Control 8V H-Bridge with microcontroller

Good afternoon. I've been trying to control an 8V H-Bridge (PMOS+NMOS) with a 4V microcontroller output signal. I thouth it would work but then i read that the PMOS source voltage had to be equal or ...
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Charge Arduino through Computer but connect to external circuit

I'll explain what I'm trying to achieve first. I basically want to control a 4 wheeled robot through an Arduino but I need the Arduino to get the commands from a computer. I've already setup the ...
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MOSFET for H-bridge

I need to power a load with 1.5V or -1.5V MCU controlled. The circuit is powered with 1.5V so for getting the negative voltage I'm going to use a H-bridge. simulate this circuit – ...
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L298 high side driver: how does this actually work?

I recently took another look at the L298 since some students were having problems (due to the commonly discussed high V_CE-on of the combined high side and low side drivers). One thing that struck me ...
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Difference between SOP and PSOP

I am trying to create a custom PSOP footprint in Altium designer using the IPC compliant footprint wizard. The datasheet of the ic says that it is a PSOP (plastic small outline package). In the wizard ...
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4 P-FET HBridge

The other day I got a reel of 800 P MOSFETs, my workplace threw out, as the entire company is relocating. 800 are quite some, and I need to build me a couple of HBridges anyway, so "joy, oh joy!" ...
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Weird Behaviour with Bootstrapping Circuit

I'm trying to make a 3 phase BLDC driver and picked up some FAN7888s since they're inexpensive gate drives with all 3 phases on one chip. I read the relevant datasheets and application notes and ...
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What H-bridge drivers are preferred for applications controlling a low-voltage motor?

This question is about the following three integrated H-bridge drivers: - L293 or L293D (D = protection diodes added) SN754410 (protection diodes included) L298 (no protection diodes) Time after ...
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If MOSFET is a voltage-controlled device, then why do we need to supply it with high current when using in an H-bridge?

I might be confusing myself, but from what I am reading so far, a BJT is a current-controlled device and a MOSFET is a voltage-controlled device, which to me implies that a MOSFET requires very low ...
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Stepper motor stalls at low frequencies. Why?

I picked up a Howard Industries 1-19-4200 (5 wire) stepper and have been driving it on my testbench with a PIC18F2550 and L293D. I recently added a potentiometer to an analog pin of the PIC for speed ...
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How do I calculate the max pwm frequency my h-bridge can handle?

my configuration: H-bridge with 4 n-ch mosfets (IRF1405) with a gate capacitance of 5480pF and turn on delay time 13nS. I am ...
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What is the ALS and BLS pin for on the ISL83204A full-bridge driver chip?

The datasheet for the ISL83204A full-bridge driver chip documents "low sense" pins that connect to the source of the bottom N-channel MOSFETs. As those are typically connected to ground, what is the ...
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Why I can't get a clean signal from my opto-isolator?

I am trying to get working my first Mosfet H bridge. My H bridge characteristics are: 12v power supply 3.5A max current I need to control the bridge from a microcontroller 5V output About 30KHz PWM ...
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Using p-channel mosfet on high side of h-bridge, do I really need a driver chip?

I know there are fancy h-bridge ic's to drive high side of h-bridge but I guess that is when I have to drive n channel mosfet. I am planning on using p channel mosfets on high side and n channel ...
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Does this H-Bridge need any supporting circuitry?

I'm still pretty new to transistor stuff, so excuse the n00b question. I'm looking to use this h-bridge to toggle a latching solenoid valve, where I need to toggle it on/off with +/- 6VDC. I've used a ...
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High and Low Side Driver vs. Half-Bridge Driver

Please excuse me for what I am about to say as this type of area is all completely new to me. I am currently attempting to construct an H-bridge (which is a primer to my attempt in constructing a ...
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How to create a circuit to reduce my H-Bridge Inputs from 4 to 2, much like the 4427 Dual Driver does?

My H-bridge is identical to the one here: http://www.robotroom.com/BipolarHBridge2.html I'm trying to reduce the number of inputs from 4-2 so I can control it with my arduino using the 2 inputs. In ...
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Better device than a LM 298

Building a robot that will run on 12V. Using four DC motors and basing my design around an older robot that has been around my school for many years. It uses the LM 298 H-bridge for motor control. I ...
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Bidirectional driving solenoid using H bridge and raspberry pi

I want to drive a old phone ringer solenoid bidirectionally (20 Hz) using raspberry Pi GPIO pins. I am new to electronics, but I thought a H-bridge design would work to do this: The solenoid is 500 ...
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H-bridge output filtering

I'm driving A4952 motor driver with about 25khz PWM signal, with a simple coil connected as a load between OUT1 and OUT2. VBB is variable, testing with 15V but changing it doesn't alter the results. ...
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L298 dual H-Bridge RDS(on)

I am working on a project that mandates the use of a particular Arduino motor driver shield, which makes use of an L298 dual H-bridge (datasheet here) I need to perform some power calculations in ...
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H-bridge - concern about mosfets

I want to create an H-bridge using MOSFETS (IRL620SPBF). I am trying to run a 6V motor which requires max current of 1.2A . The transistors Q111 and Q112 provide level conversion as the 'signal' comes ...
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H-bridge vs ESC

I'm familiarizing myself lately with the usage of ESC (Electronic speed control). I'm unable to determine when is it the best option to chose ESC over H-bridges? - in terms of advantages and ...
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H-Bridge ic not working as expected

Hi I am using the SN754410 h-bridge driver to try to control a motor using two switches. As I understand the SN754410 should be identical to the L293D. I have hooked up a circuit and I think I have ...
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Single inductor buck-boost idea for MPPT (maximum power point tracking)

Basically my inspiration is this guy's work. A buck converter that provides MPPT as long as the solar voltage is higher than the battery voltage. But I want to extract power to the battery even at low ...
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H-Bridge freewheeling current

I'm building an H-Bridge to drive some motors I have around. I'd like to have a bridge that can be powered by different power sources, for example batteries or atx power supplies interchangeably. ...