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Dual MAX14870 Motor Driver for Raspberry Pi (Partial Kit)

Pololu item #: 3758
Brand: Pololu
Status: Active 
RoHS 3 compliant

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5 18.35
25 16.89
100 15.53

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This compact expansion board plugs directly into the GPIO header on a Raspberry Pi and provides an easy and low-cost solution for driving a pair of small brushed DC motors. Its pair of integrated MAX14870 motor drivers allows it to operate from 4.5 V to 36 V, making it a great control option for small motors that run on a wide range of voltages. The board can deliver a continuous 1.7 A (2.5 A peak) per motor. This version ships as a partial kit; all surface-mount components are installed, but the included through-hole connectors are not soldered in.

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Size: 1.7″ × 0.65″1
Weight: 3.2 g1

General specifications

Motor driver: MAX14870 (x2)
Motor channels: 2
Minimum operating voltage: 4.5 V
Maximum operating voltage: 36 V
Continuous output current per channel: 1.7 A2
Peak output current per channel: 2.5 A
Maximum PWM frequency: 50 kHz
Reverse voltage protection?: Y
Partial kit?: Y

Identifying markings

PCB dev codes: rpe04a
Other PCB markings: 0J11123


Without included hardware.
Typical results with VIN=18 V and 90% duty cycle at room temperature.

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