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

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Bipolar stepper motor (Alfa Romeo 156 speedo) w/ L293D

I would like to use my Alfa Romeo speedo in my simrig, I have got the cluster pinout and the speed signal is coming from the ABS (Just like any other car, my BMW cluster works like charm). The only ...
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Basic h-bridge motor driver circuit for audio PWM waves with possible negative voltage

I need to control a DC motor with the PWM audio waves coming out of the audio jack of a device. The device will send a positive PWM to drive the motor forward and a negative PWM signal for driving it ...
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No output at H bridge during quick power drop

I used a H bridge with PMW control to drive DC motor in two directions. I observed a strange phenomenon that during quick voltage drop, the PWM output at M2 is cutoff, although the T4 gate PWM input ...
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H-Bridge with Darlington BJTs, static shoot-through

I have built the following H-Bridge with TIP122 and TIP127 Darlington BJTs: It is made from parts I had around, and I plan to use it for currents up to 2A with a VCC of 12V. Note that 1N4937 ...
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Commanding numerous motors with one H-Bridge

Is it possible to command more than one motor with an H-bridge like this: Would this work in real life if I replace switches with transistors and command them?
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External power supply necessary to run two stepper motors from a RPi?

I am following this tutorial for a CNC laser engraver. I have two stepper motors from some old DVD drives and two L9110S H-bridges to control them. I am now working on putting it all together and ran ...
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MOSFET based H-Bridge Circuit

Okay really need help on constructing a MOSFET based H-bridge circuit with a switch. I've got two p type and two n type mosfets. I understand you have to apply voltage to the gates to turn the ...
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Commanding a 12V DC motor with high power (~20A)

I'd like to control a 12V DC motor but it has very high power, around 20A. I was looking for H-bridges but they all support only low power (around 1A) Do I have to build my own H-bridge with high ...
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Using an H-Bridge like a comparator

I'm wondering if there's a way to use an H-bridge like a comparator- That is, if one input is greater voltage than the other, then the attached motor spins one way, and vice versa, and it doesn't spin ...
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School Task with NTC

I need to solve the task shown on the picture. The first part is to calculate the temperature (in °C) from the NTC when Uv = 2V is. This means Iv is infinite. The given Values are: Uq = 12V, R1 = ...
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How to build an H-bridge using MOSFETs? [duplicate]

I want to reverse the polarity of my current source, which is a capacitor in this case, in the middle of discharging phase. Also the capacitor bank is being discharged through a coil to make a short ...
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Do AC inverter H bridges ever get driven this way?

There's a google competition going on at the moment called the little box challenge. It's to design a very efficient AC inverter. Basically the inverter is fed a DC voltage of a few hundred volts and ...
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Does a modified “continuous rotation” servo typically create an H-bridge motor controller?

A common technique for driving small hobbyist robots is to make a "continuous rotation" servo by replacing the feedback potentiometer with two resistors of equal value. Does this modification ...
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Why can't we command two DC motors with just 2 relays for each in opposite directions with a same power supply? [closed]

We managed to control 2 DC motors with 2 relays for each one.It worked great except one thing: we couldn't make them turn in opposite directions at the same time .We noticed that there was a shot ...
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MOSFET H-bridge design

given the circuit below to be used as a H-bridge with AVR PWM. Is this a good desing to use? What can you recommend? I already built something like this but without the resistors. ( and so burned ...
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L298N Module Out 1 and Out 2 failure

I have an L298N motor controller module, rated at 5 amps. I'm using it to control two 12 volts linear actuators, and I'm using a current sensor per motor to learn when the motors have reached a high ...
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Eliminate PWM noise in PWM-driven bidirectional motor

I need to drive a DC motor with PWM, through a H-bridge. The controller can't generate PWM at ultrasonic frequencies with resolution I desire, and the low-end of the spectrum (~100Hz) may be too slow ...
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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 ...