I use a L293D to drive a 7.4V (280mA/phase) stepper motor. I rotate the small motor 1 rev per DAY. The L293D is hot all the time even though the motor turns only once per day. I saw there are “Enable” pins, and I keep them high all the time.
If I set the Enable pins LOW most of the day, will this reduce the heat I feel on the chip?