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I have 4 DC motors, and I do not need to individually control each of them. Can I connect all the motors parallely to one pair of motor pins on the L293D? Does this pose any issues?

I'm using BO geared motors with the following specs: RPM - 100; Output Torque - 0.8--5kgcm; Operating Voltage - 3v-12v; No-load Current - 57 mA;

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marked as duplicate by Sunnyskyguy EE75, RoyC, Chris Stratton, laptop2d, Harry Svensson Apr 2 '18 at 0:46

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  • \$\begingroup\$ If they are high voltage very low current tiny micro-motors, ok but not likely work if DCR of coil is near Rce of transistors resulting in huge voltage drop on L293D \$\endgroup\$ – Sunnyskyguy EE75 Apr 1 '18 at 16:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ You need to add some detail about your DC motors if you want an answer. \$\endgroup\$ – StainlessSteelRat Apr 1 '18 at 17:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ @StainlessSteelRat I have added that information. \$\endgroup\$ – sixter Apr 2 '18 at 1:02