I am using a small 6V DC motor with a rotary encoder and TB6612FNG controller to drive it. I can start / stop / brake the motor using the controller no problem.
What I want to achieve is the following: When the motor is stopped and there is no electrical power to the controller, I want the motor to stay in "braked" state by default. For example, if the power is lost, I don't want the motor to be allowed to spin freely. I assume this would (probably) be achieved by short circuiting the terminals.
My questions are:
- Can TB6612FNG do it for me? I tried reading the specs sheet, but honestly it was a bit too technical for me.
- If not, what would be the best method to achieve this goal?
I am looking for the easiest and most reliable solution, have no problem to buy other controller for the task. I am also a programmer without much electrical engineering background, so I hope this question makes sense :)