I am making a battery powered project which involves bi-directional motor control. However motor needs to turn rarely (about 10-20 seconds in 24 hour period). I am using L298 motor driver. However the quiescent current is in mA range. To reduce current consumption, I am planning to use a mosfet switch as shown in the figure below:
VM = 9 V
VCC = 4.5 V or 6 V (I will decide after a little experiment)
Motor current consumption < 1 A
Whenever I need to use the motor, I will turn the mosfet ON and keep it OFF while the motor is not in use. (I am using logic level mosfet.) The quiescent current of mosfet is in uA range and that's how I am planning to save a lot of battery power.
Will it work?
Any suggestions/improvements are welcome.