I am a beginner in robotics. I am planning to drive a 12V DC motor from Raspberry Pi 2 B. I know Pi does not have that capacity to drive such a device, so I am using L293D motor driver to control the DC motor. However, the problem is the 12 V supply requirement of the DC motor.
I know I can invest and buy these high power Duracell (any other) batteries and plug them to the DC motor supply. But the drawback is, that these batteries are non-rechargeable and as a result I'll be in constant need of purchasing new ones. The rechargeable batteries are very expensive for me.
So, I found about about these Boost converters, that can convert 5V to any other higher voltage say, 12 V. XL6009 is the module I'm interested in buying. However, I wanted to know that is it recommended to use XL6009 regulators to drive 12 V DC motors?
The XL6009 module will be powered with 5V DC supply from a separate source.
Please suggest any other alternatives, if XL6009/boost regulators are not an ideal source of supply for DC motors.
XL6009 details can be found here - https://www.sunrom.com/p/step-up-dc-dc-based-on-xl6009
L293D details can be found here -http://www.ti.com/product/L293D
Motor details can be found here - https://www.amazon.in/NTL-National-Multipurpose-Brushed-Applications/dp/B01FW9IHN0/ref=sr_1_1?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1517932524&sr=1-1&keywords=12v+dc+motor&dpID=41YN%252B0n3FYL&preST=_SX342_QL70_&dpSrc=srch