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Motoron M3S256 Triple Motor Controller Shield for Arduino (Connectors Soldered)
The Motoron M3S256 Triple Motor Controller Shield for Arduino makes it easy to control DC motors from an Arduino or Arduino-compatible board through an I²C interface. Each module can independently control up to three motors, and multiple shields can be stacked on top of the same Arduino for projects that need to control even more motors. The M3S256 operates from 4.5 V to 48 V and can deliver continuous output currents up to 2 A per motor. This version ships with soldered stackable headers and terminal blocks.
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The Motoron M3S256 shield makes it easy to control up to three bidirectional, brushed DC motors with an Arduino or compatible board, such as the A-Star 32U4 Prime. It operates from 4.5 V to 48 V and can deliver continuous output currents up to 2 A per motor. Multiple Motoron controllers can be stacked on top of each other, allowing independent control of many motors. Unlike most of our motor drivers and motor driver shields, the Motoron does not require any PWM outputs or timers on your Arduino. Instead, the Arduino communicates with the Motoron using I²C, so only two I/O lines are needed regardless of how many Motorons you connect.
Three M3S256 versions are available to provide different options for the through-hole connectors:
- Motoron M3S256 with soldered stackable headers and terminal blocks
- Motoron M3S256 with headers and terminal blocks included but not soldered in
- Motoron M3S256 without any headers or terminal blocks included
For applications using a Raspberry Pi, consider the Motoron M3H256 instead (also available with different connector options).
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This version of the Motoron M3S256 ships with soldered stackable headers and terminal blocks.
Motoron M3S256 Triple Motor Controller Shield pinout.
Features and specifications
- Three motor control channels allow for independent control of up to three bidirectional brushed DC motors per Motoron
- Wide operating voltage range: 4.5 V to 48 V
- Maximum output current per motor: 2.0 A continuous, 6.4 A peak for <1 second
- Reverse-voltage protection on motor power supply (down to -40 V)
- Logic voltage range: 3.0 V to 5.5 V
- Control interface: I²C
- I²C clock speed: up to 400 kHz
- Optional cyclic redundancy checking (CRC)
- Configurable motion parameters:
- Max acceleration/deceleration forward/reverse
- Starting speed forward/reverse
- Direction change delay forward/reverse
- PWM frequency: eight options available from 1 kHz to 80 kHz
- Command timeout feature stops motors if the Arduino stops functioning
- Configurable automatic error response
- Motor power supply (VIN) voltage measurement
- Optional pins make it easy to power the Arduino from reverse-protected motor power, either directly or through an external regulator (not included)
- Two status LEDs
- Motor direction indicator LEDs
- Motoron Arduino library simplifies getting started using the Motoron with an Arduino or compatible controller
- Comprehensive user’s guide
The Motoron family
The table below lists the members of the Motoron family and shows the key differences among them. Each type is available in three versions to provide different options for the through-hole connectors: they can be purchased as an assembled product with stackable headers and terminal blocks soldered in, as a kit with connectors included but not soldered in, or as a standalone board without connectors.
|Motoron Motor Controllers|
|Motor channels:||triple (3)||dual (2)|
|48 V||40 V1||30 V1|
|36 V||28 V||18 V|
current per channel:
|2 A||14 A||16 A||18 A||20 A|
for Raspberry Pi:
|1 Absolute maximum.|