- Each chip contains two full H-bridges
- Comes with built in kick-back diodes internally
- You can breadboard something on your own
- 1 PWM input per driver
Run four solenoids, two DC motors or one bi-polar or uni-polar stepper with up to 600mA per channel using the 600 mA Dual H-Bridge Motor Driver for DC / Steppers - L293D. Just make sure they're good for under 600 mA since that's the limit of this chip. They do handle a peak of 1.2A but that's just for a short amount of time. What we like most about this particular driver is that it comes with built in kick-back diodes internally so you dont have to worry about the inductive kick damaging your project or driver These are perhaps better known as "the drivers in the Adafruit Motorshield". If you accidentally damaged the drivers in a shield, you can use one of these puppies to replace it.