If until now we used drivers from Sabertooth or RoboClaw for heavy-duty robots, this motor driver sold by CandyQ is very interesting in terms of price and specifications.
This is a no-name motor driver that will give an output of 50A on each channel. It could be added to the list of DC motor drivers for heavy-duty robots. But until then, I just ordered it from Amazon. I’ll come back with another post and a review of it.
The driver is Arduino compatible, and of course, this is not a big surprise. I have to mention this detail since the target for this driver are the robotics competitions.
Returning to the specification, the driver may be supplied with a rated voltage between 3V and 15V. The current for each channel is 50A, but for a few seconds, the driver can supply a current up to 100 A on each of the two channels.
Unfortunately, I have not found anything about the thermal protection or current protection. It would be interesting to know such details. These protections are almost mandatory for robots with powerful DC motors.
The details of the H-Bridge are also missing from the motor driver description.
The motor driver has a price of $27.99 on Amazon and free delivery.