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I have a 12V 66A Redox LiPo accumulator and a L298n motor driver (doc here: https://abc-rc.pl/templates/images/files/995/1426620157-l298-h-bridge.pdf). I couldn't find in the doc what is the driver's maximum supply current. Can I safely connect my LiPo to the driver, or is the current too high?

EDIT: solved: The datasheet says the max supply is 50mA, but the driver will take as much as it needs. Thanks @Andy_aka

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Quiescent supply currents are specified on page three of the data sheet. \$\endgroup\$ – Andy aka Mar 5 '17 at 10:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ok, I see, thanks. So how can I reduce the current? I've 66A whereas the driver needs 50mA... \$\endgroup\$ – user141170 Mar 5 '17 at 11:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ The driver will take what it needs. It's ohms law. How much torque does a motor produce when unloaded? \$\endgroup\$ – Andy aka Mar 5 '17 at 11:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ Big thanks! Just to clarify if I understand correctly: to sum up, it is safe to connect this LiPo to the driver? \$\endgroup\$ – user141170 Mar 5 '17 at 11:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ Theoretically yes but that battery can produce a fire if not handled correctly. Use a fuse in series, maybe 3 amps. \$\endgroup\$ – Andy aka Mar 5 '17 at 11:10

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